Prayer and Discernment
Hi everyone, wow! four weeks in already and going well. Here's a wee update for those of you who are coming along on the Tuesdays (or when when you can), or praying at home or at your work place. Thank you.
The last three weeks we've been practicing the how to hear from God and noting down what that is in order to gather this together.
It is simple and everyone gets to play!
We are praying that as a Parish Family we will encounter, hear from God, and discern where the spirit leads is leading us over the next few weeks.
Next Tuesday we will begin to follow the basic morning devotion from the Prayer Book CLICK LINK HERE.
You can also try the Centering Prayer at home that we are using each week CLICK LINK HERE
Please remember to note anything that you think God is speaking to you about (or email it to us here). If you are not sure what it is you are hearing simply use the ABC for confirmation:
This is a time to hear God's heart and will for the future mission and ministry in Rolleston (past, present & mostly future), especially in light of two questions:
God bless you as you prepare to hear from the Father, Son and Holy Spirit :-)
Thank you Church, community and staff at University for the kind donations. Warm Fuzzy Day is a day the Lincoln community donates warm clothing, hot water bottles and bedding for cold students. This year was bigger and better than ever before.
Grace, Warmth and Peace to you from God, and the Chaplaincy team.
On Sunday 28 January at Greenpark Community Centre. Church service begins at 10.00am followed by morning tea and picnic lunch as well as games and activities including picnic classics like petanque, sack races and tug-o-war as well as horse rides, guess the number of lollies in the jar and snoozing in the sun!
On a sunny day on the 28th of October, we had a wonderful and highly successful Parish fair. Over 90 parishioners donned yellow high-vis vests to serve on the various stalls. A big thank you to all who came to support us.
Date: Saturday 28 October 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm.
Place: St Stephen's Church Grounds, Lincoln
(opposite Fire Station)
Held wet or fine
It's that time of the year again! - The annual fair is almost upon us.
Plants, Clothes, Cakes, Preserves & Produce, Books, White Elephant, Hand Craft & Gifts, Children’s Toys, Sausage Sizzle, Morning Teas.
Children’s Lucky Dip, Face Painting, Raffle, Treasure Hunt.
Women's & Men's Breakfast
For those of you who may not be aware, we have a monthly women's (and also a men's) breakfast. All are welcome (to the appropriately gendered breakfast) to share in conversation and deliciousness on a Saturday morning, at a different venue each month. Below are some photos taken at July's Women's Breakfast which was at Coffee Club in Hornby.
A goodly number of parishioners gathered for a mock dress rehearsal wedding reception, the substitute bridal party read speeches and telegrams and spoke words of wisdom. It was a wonderful opportunity for the parish to show their love and appreciation of Benjamin and Johannah. Big thank you to all who came to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Ben and Johannah ( ten days to go!). A slideshow of photos taken from the evening is below.
Our curate, Ben, is soon getting married to the wonderful Johannah. As a parish we'd love to help celebrate their coming nuptials with a party! Please see the invitation below for details...
The Big Breakfast
A huge thank you to Jenny Heffer and dedicated her team for the delicious breakfast on Saturday morning. Beans, sausages, bacon, eggs, crepes, toast, cereal, fruit, tomatoes... it was all there!
All up over $1000 was raised, which will go toward research and support for breast and prostate cancers.
This is a space to see what's been happening in the Parish.