We’re excited to bring you the second of our Marriage Connections videos by long-time Lakes members Colin and Joy Montiford. This week they talk about saying thank you. Stay tuned for next week’s video entitled Give your attention.
“Love is cultivated during the grind of everyday life. It’s the seemingly meaningless little moments of connection that are the most meaningful of all.”John Goodman
We’re excited to bring you a series of short weekly videos called Marriage Connections by long-time Lakes members Colin and Joy Montiford. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and over the years together have learned a few things about married life. They’ll be sharing tips to strengthen the bond with your spouse and to help you have a marriage that not only lasts the distance but does so with ever-deepening respect and love for each other.
Although the series targets married couples, the principals they talk about are relevant to any significant relationships in our lives. Have a watch of the first one which is a short intro to the series and stay tuned for the second video next Monday entitled Say thank you.
8:30am-12:30pm Saturday 8 August
Function Room – 6 Pioneer Ave, Tuggerah
This week we’re excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for men of The Lakes to get together for BASECAMP Men’s Conference 2020.
Usually held over two weekends in Katoomba and Sydney, this year Basecamp is coming to us. A group of men from The Lakes will gather at the ministry centre to see and hear three great Christian speakers on the big screen. Hearing from God’s word and talking with each other, we’ll be encouraged to unlearn patterns from an old stereotype of masculinity and answer Jesus’ call to follow him as real men.
We’re committed to providing a safe and hygienic event, so the cafe will be open for takeaway drinks only. We encourage you to eat before you come and to BYO water bottle. UPDATE: Cost is $45 (paid to KCC). RSVP to attend is essential, so let us know you’re coming and save the date!
The government has now started to ease restrictions on gatherings. They have implemented Step One of a three step plan.
This means we can start showing hospitality to one another by having up to five guests in our homes. Some Growth Groups will take advantage of this and will start getting together in person (bearing in mind social distancing and good hygiene).
At the Ministry Centre, we are allowed to have gatherings of up to ten people. However, since we can only have one gathering at a time, the Ministry Centre is still closed to the public. If you want to use the ministry centre for your Growth Group or another ministry you will need to making a booking through the church office.
On Sunday mornings the live-stream will continue at 9am. It has been very encouraging to have so many family and friends of our church watching live. Our youth ministries will continue to gather via Zoom until there are further easing of restrictions.
The Sydney Anglicans have put out a great document called Return to Gathering Framework. This gives a helpful perspective of what we might expect in coming months.
Whether we gather digitally or physically:
Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:24-25
Is there more to life than this?
In our six week Life course we look into life with Jesus, and his claim to offer all who believe in him ‘life to the full.’ This term we’ll be running the course online through Zoom, but everyone will still have a good chance to either listen to the discussion, or ask as many questions as they like. Course materials supplied.
There has never been a better opportunity to invite your friends to join us – even if they live a long way away, consider inviting them and doing the course together. Also, consider joining us together with others in your household!
When: 7.30-9pm Tuesday nights starting 12th May
RSVP: Thomas McConaghey by phone or email (his details are in the church directory) or fill in the contact form here
Living out the gospel in today’s world means we need to understand and internalise the truth about God and his plan for the world. Paul’s letter to the Romans remains one of the most important expressions of Christian truth ever written. In our upcoming sermon series on the Book of Romans we’ll dive into this message that confronts us with who we are, who God is, and what our place in this world ought to be.
“It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well.”Martin Luther in his ‘Preface to Romans’
“When anyone understands this Epistle, he has a passage opened to him to the understanding of the whole Scripture.”John Calvin regarding Book of Romans
Have a watch of the video of Dave taking us through an introduction to the Book of Romans, and the Bible Project has a great intro to Romans 1-4 here
Moore College’s PTC is currently discounted!
Many of us have more time on our hands at the moment and this could be just the opportunity we need to dig deeper into God’s Word. Moore College’s online Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC) is currently offering subjects at a discounted rate.
We’ll be starting a sermon series on the book of Romans in a few weeks so this could be a great time to take the PTC Romans course, by yourself or with others from The Lakes. If you’d like to know more about how PTC works or would like to undertake a subject, need some guidance or someone to chat through theological questions with, contact Darren Box (his details are in the church directory).
For more info on PTC subjects on Moore College’s website click here
Have a listen to Hayley sharing the value of studying a PTC subject in the video above!
Many of you loved the animation of the song “Jerusalem” by CityAlight that we showed during our Good Friday service. As we don’t have the permissions to share it with you here, we found another, also beautiful version that you might like to watch. Credits below…
Director / Animator / Illustrator: Danny Yap
Music: Jerusalem by CityAlight from their 2015 album “Yours Alone”
Many of us have more time on our hands at the moment and this could be just the opportunity we need to dig deeper into God’s Word. Moore College’s online Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC) is currently offering subjects at a discounted rate. Have a listen to Hannah from The Lakes sharing her experience of studying a PTC subject.
We’ll be starting a sermon series on the book of Romans in a few weeks so this could be a great time to take the PTC Romans course, by yourself or with others from The Lakes. If you’d like to know more about how PTC works, would like to undertake a subject, need some guidance or someone to chat through theological questions with, contact Darren Box (his details are in the church directory).