Holy Week and Easter 2018
- 7pm Maundy Thursday, 29 March Commemoration of the Last Supper
- 10am Good Friday, 30 March Family Devotional Service
- 12noon ‘til 3pm Good Friday, 30 March Three Hour Service conducted by Archdeacon Jeffrey Parker, Vicar of St James’ Dandenong
- Easter Day, 1 April (the day Daylight Saving Time ends this year)
- 6.15am Sunrise Service At Harewood, 3300 South Gippsland Hwy Koo Wee Rup
- 9 am Easter Celebration
- 10.30am Easter Celebration
- 5.30pm Easter Celebration
St new St John’s Buildings are turning Five
Some will not remember what the St John’s buildings used to look like. To the right is an historic photo of one of them being removed to make way for our new buildings. The change is described as ‘a miracle’ by many who remember back.
There is much for which to thank to God at St John’s, and we’re going to do that on Sunday 29 April, with special services and a spit roast at lunchtime. Your invitation is attached. I hope that you will plan to be part of this celebration and to do all that you can to assist with a one-off Thank Offering to be received on that day (envelope also attached). A prompt RSVP would assist greatly.
Program for St John’s Day of Thanksgiving
Each of the three services on Sunday 29 April will mark the fifth anniversary
of the dedication of the new buildings, which cost us and are costing us about $2.4m (our total remaining debt is still nearly $1m, which is really stretching us). Each service will offer opportunity for members of the congregation to make a Thank Offering. Bishop Paul Barker will be guest preacher at the morning services (9am and 10.30am), and it is hoped that 5 year-old members of the congregation will have special roles at the 10.30am service. Evening Church that night (5.30pm) will be in the form of a Hymns of Praise service, and members of St John’s will be invited to request suitable songs and hymns for inclusion in what should be a thrilling finale to the day’s celebrations. At lunchtime we will join together, in large numbers, for a sit down spit roast dinner. To assist the organizers, please RSVP to the attached invitation early.
Ongoing regular events at St John’s:
|Ladies Guild||1st Mon of the month 1.30pm||St John’s||Carol Lewis||5996 2872|
|Coffee morning||Thurs 9.30am||St John’s||Irene Johnson||9789 9151|
|Craft Group||Thurs 10am||Anglicare, Cranbourne||Anne Perrett||9782 2626|
|Fathers in the Chapel
|2nd Friday of the month 7.30pm||St John’s||Michael Tinetti||5971 4331|
|Prayer circle||weekly||By phone||Paul & Fernie Jones||5990 9192|
|Quilting group||3rd Sat of the month||St John’s hall||Dianne Mitchell||5995 9763|