18 March- Mark 1:14-20
18 March, 2018
Our faith is grounded in the historical reality of the man, Jesus of Nazareth. He was a real person who lived 2000 years ago and who stilled a storm with just a word whilst sailing with some other very real people in a boat just like this 1st Century fishing boat. People then started to talk about God being among them and they gave Jesus the name, "Emmanuel". Emmanuel means "God with us" and the people at our church, (real people like teachers, doctors, soldiers, administrators, engineers, shop-keepers, accountants, tradies, students, etc.) chose that name because they have a real, daily experience of Jesus alongside them, helping them do life better. In addition, we believe that he calls all of us to work for transformation in other people's lives helping them do life better and helping our community do better all round. We would love you to come and join us - come and see it work for you!
If you’re joining us for the first time or if you’re visiting, we hope you have a great time worshiping with us and being part of the Emmanuel family. Here’s some info that might be useful.Emmanuel is contemporary church that has a passion for sharing a relevant faith in Jesus Christ with our local community. Our vision is “Real People with Relevant Faith for Our Community”. We have a great families ministry, great small groups and a great community vibe.Children are welcome in worship and we encourage their participation. If you are looking for a church where kids are ‘seen an...Read More
Alpha Community is here every Tuesday night from 6:30pm. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and in our context marks the beginning of things. Alpha Community will be a place where you can begin to belong and especially where you can begin to believe. It will take the shape of and include as its mission the Alpha course. There will be a meal, some worship, a talk, discussion and prayer each week. It’s a great place for you to come and reconnect with God and with His people. It’s also a great place to bring a friend, where all questions are okay.
On Good Friday everyone is invited to join us for lunch at Teralba Park.
We will be formally farewelling Paddi & Glenys Mullan at a combined service on Sunday 8th April at 9:30 – to be followed by a “bring and share lunch”. We would love to send them off with a monetary gift and so the Church Council invites you to make a contribution. You can do this in two ways: firstly, by placing your contribution in a clearly marked envelope and placing it in the offering bags over the next few weeks, or secondly, by making a direct deposit via online banking to the church account – again, clearly making a note in the reference section of your deposit.