Entries by The Lakes


22nd July update

As we settle into an extended lockdown, let’s remember our God knows our needs and understands our fears. We can bring everything to him in prayer to find help, hope and peace beyond understanding. “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in […]


15th July update

We know this is a stressful and challenging time for many in our church family and wider community. Let’s continue to go to the source of our endurance, patience and thankfulness: time in God’s word and talking with him in prayer. Stay in touch with each other, particularly anyone you know who could be feeling […]


8th July update

As we head into another week of lockdown and all the challenges that come with it, let’s intentionally cultivate hearts of gratitude for all we have in Christ and keep our eyes fixed on the hope of eternity where all pain and grief will be done away with. Also, consider if there is someone you […]

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26th June 2021 restrictions update

Due to the NSW Government lockdown that was announced this afternoon, we won’t be gathering at the Ministry Centre tomorrow. Church will be via livestream at 8.30am only (the recording will be available to watch any time after the service is finished). For our Chinese brothers and sisters, a Mandarin translation will be available live […]

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June 2021 restrictions update

Due to the temporary restrictions announced by the NSW Premier yesterday, face masks will be mandatory for everyone who attends our services this weekend (see exemptions below). There are a number of church activities affected by the restrictions over the next week which are outlined below. These are based on the current Public Health Order. […]


January 2021 restrictions update

Good news! With no community transition of COVID-19 in the past two weeks, restrictions have eased for church this weekend. This means we have plenty of capacity once again for everyone to come along to our Sunday gatherings. We’d love to see you face to face at the Ministry Centre this Sunday: 8.30am – with […]

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Good News Week 2021 has been cancelled

The NSW Premier announced new restrictions from today that impact The Lakes Church immediately. Three major changes are:  1. The introduction of MANDATORY mask-wearing at church; 2. A site limit of 100 worshippers; 3. No non-essential gatherings.  What does this mean for us? Sadly GNW has been cancelled for this year. This outreach has been a wonderful way […]

Pastoral update from Dave and Ruth Sheath

We know this is a difficult time for many of us as Christmas plans with our families are affected. We hope you can join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols night and Christmas Day in person or from home as we remember why we celebrate Christmas. Let’s keep our eyes fixed on our loving […]

Happy Christmas from The Lakes staff

The staff at The Lakes want to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. We pray that together we will grow in the knowledge of the Saviour’s love for us and seek to draw nearer to him through whatever 2021 brings our way. Thank you for walking this journey with us, we are grateful […]