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26th September | 18th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am This week we explore the story of Esther, focussing on how the story teaches us to search for God when he seems absent from our world. Our message today is entitled The story of Esther: Facing a fearful future with courage
5th September | 15th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am While we continue to live in troubled times, building walls of protection around our heart – opposition presents itself! This is what Nehemiah experienced as he built the walls of Jerusalem. This week we learn about building walls when opposition become intense.
15th August | 12th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am Today we delve into a series on the book of Daniel, learning how to live courageous lives during troubled times. This week, Br Bill Nicolle brings us the message, looking at how Jesus the bread of life sustains us. Also available is a special message, preached last week, entitled: Discovering the Secret Place of the Most High.
25th July | 9th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today our message tells us that we are being watched by the heavenly hosts. David was watched as he made his disastrous decision to enter into a well-know illicit affair. He did not realise the dramatic ramifications, not only in his own life, but for the monarchy and the entire nation of Israel,
3rd July | 6th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today we conclude our series on Paul’s letter to the Corinthians as our reading delves into the purpose of unanswered prayer. What we’ll learn is that even God’s answer of No can become an answer of Yes to our spiritual development.
13th June | 3rd Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today’s service we welcome Robert and Maureen Marsh who will share about their intercessory prayer ministry. This forms part of our Pentecost series as we learn how to live as God’s ambassadors in the world. For those who are unable to watch or attend our live livestream service a message is available to read.
23rd May | Pentecost Sunday | 9 am Today’s service celebrates the powerful outpouring of the Spirit of God on the gathered Christian community. From this momentous event the church began to spread the word about the good news of Jesus around the world. Br Bill Nicolle will bring the message about how the Christian church is called to action in the world.
2nd May | 5th Sunday after Easter | 9 am Our journey brings us to explore Jesus’ teaching he gave during his final message to his disciples. At this time, Jesus described himself as the True Vine, and explained that his disciples were to remain in him so they produce much fruit.
11th April | 2nd Sunday after Easter | 9 am As we move into Eastertide, today Reverend Kevin Wares joins us. During Eastertide we move into the book of Acts and learn how the young church is full of action.
2nd April | Good Friday | 7 pm As we near our Saviour’s final hours, we walk with Jesus from his trial before the Roman Governor to his final breath on the cross. At this evening service a reflection will follow each of the readings, (coinciding the relevant station of the cross), and a candle will be extinguished to simulate our entry into the darkness of Jesus’ death.
21st March | 5th Sunday of Lent This week we will enjoy the ministry of Rev Kevin Wares as he leads the service in Rev Melinda’s absence. As we approach the end of the season of Lent, we are reminded that we have been transferred out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of Christ. Let us go on to be children of light.
28th February | 2nd Sunday of Lent As we continue our series on the prayer that Jesus taught us, today we delve into the perplexing request for God to save us from the time of trial. What does this mean and how may we adopt the attitude of a disciple of Christ so that our Father sustains us during these difficult times?
14th February | 6th Sunday after Epiphany Today’s service continues our series on Prayer. We will learn from an unbelieving Army General, named Naaman, that Humility the paves the way to salvation.
24th January | 3rd Sunday after Epiphany This Sunday we are plunged into the stormy waters with Jonah as we learn what makes his transformative prayer, offered in the deep, so important for our own prayer life. Message is entitled: The Deep Transforming Prayer
17th January | 2nd Sunday after Epiphany This Sunday we recall the first disciples Jesus called to follow him. Br Bill Nicolle will preach this week on our calling as disciples is not just to ‘come and see’, but to also ‘come and be’. “Not Just ‘Come and See’, but ‘Come and Be”
12th September | 16th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am This week we see how Nehemiah urged God’s people to return to hearing God’s law. James also teaches us that it is not sufficient simply to ‘hear’ God’s word, we must also obey it and apply it in our lives.
22nd August | 13th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am Today we’ll learn from the life of Daniel that by learning from God’s Word, and following God’s strategy, we can be fully protected even while living in the battlefield of this turbulent world. Do we remember to put on God’s powerful spiritual armour when we’re told the importance of wearing a face mask to protect ourselves and others from the virus that lurks?
1st August | 10th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today’s message explores the characteristics of growing together in maturity in Christ. We are urged by the Apostle Paul not to remain immature in our faith, but rather grow together in unity, so that we mature in our knowledge of the Lord. Today’s message will explore the marks of the mature disciple of Christ.
11th July | 7th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today we begin the series on Ephesians. With Paul’s letter teaching that we sit in the realms of Christ’s authority in the the heavenlies. From this vantage point, we are called to do all we CAN, praying for God to do what we CANNOT, in our community.
20th June | 4th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today’s reading is from Paul’s second letter to the believers at Corinth. in which he commended the example of his own ministry, calling every disciple of Christ to live as faithful ministers of the Gospel. We are to remain faithful to speak of Jesus’ salvation despite experiencing hardship, struggles or being despised or ridiculed by people.
30th May | Trinity Sunday | 9 am Today’s service celebrates our Trinitarian God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We will see as we explore this complex theological concept, that it is this doctrine which forms the basis for how we understand what Christian community is supposed to be. The message is 13 Our Triune God makes us a community, not a club th June | 3rd Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today’s service we welcome Robert and Maureen Marsh who will share about their intercessory prayer ministry. This forms part of our Pentecost series as we learn how to live as God’s ambassadors in the world. For those who are unable to watch or attend our live livestream service a message is available to read.
9th May | 6th Sunday after Easter | 9 am In the course of his final message to his disciples, Jesus explains the profound privilege we have to pray directly to the Father in his name. What a glorious opportunity we have to Pray in the mighty name of Jesus..
18th April | 3rd Sunday after Easter | 9 am During Eastertide we see Jesus appear to his disciples, showing them his wounded hands and side, and eating in their presence. Br Bill Nicolle will give the message.
3rd April | Holy Saturday | 9am to 1 pm On Holy Saturday, Southlakes Anglican Church at 33 Newcastle Street, Morisset will be open from 9 am to 1 pm for you to walk with Jesus as He journeys towards the cross. There are 14 stations of the cross set up in the church and a self-guided devotional booklet is available to assist your reflection. Watch more here.
28th March | Palm Sunday This week we enter Holy Week with Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But, despite the celebration that surrounds him, Jesus weeps. As we commence Holy Week we will how desperate our need is for a mediator and intercessor. We’ll also learn how only Jesus can fulfil this important role.
7th March | 3rd Sunday of Lent As we continue our series on the prayer that Jesus taught us, today we delve into our constant need to ask our Father to Forgive us our Sins. However, the more we look into confession, the more we realise how easy it is for us to hide in caves built from sand, rather than running into God’s perfect-built hiding place. What do I mean? Read the message transcript.
17th February | Ash Wednesday Today’s reflective service prepares us to enter our Lenten Journey with humility trusting that our Saviour will sustain us in every aspect of our lives.
31st January | 4th Sunday after Epiphany This Sunday we will learn why and how we are to pray, through looking at Jesus role as one who taught with authority, together with Psalm 111. Message is entitled: Why and How we are to Pray
3rd January | Epiphany Sunday The new year celebrates the arrival of the Magi, who for months have been journey in search of the newborn king. But the arrival of the Magi also brings with it a warning to those who think they know everything there is to know about religion. Message title “The Danger of being a religious know-all”
19th September | 17th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am This week we conclude our series in Nehemiah, but focus mostly on James’ instructions for us to be watchful with the words that escape from our mouth. Br Bill Nicolle teaches on the importance of using our mouth to sow seeds of peace.
29th August | 14th Sunday in Extra-ordinary Times | 9 am Have you ever looked at your life (both your inward or your outward life) and cried out to God in despair, ‘ my life lies in shambles?’ Then the book of Nehemiah is for you! We’ll spend four weeks in the book of Nehemiah, during which we’ll learn the four dominant messages. We are in for a rollercoaster ride – are you ready?
8th August | Transfiguration Sunday | 9 am Today we begin a series on the book of Daniel. Rather than focussing on the Gospel passage of the transfiguration of Jesus, we will delve into the vision which Daniel received more than 500 years before – a vision which formed the background to what Peter and John saw. This was evidence of the surety and reliability of God’s word. .
18th July | 8th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today we we look at Mark, when Jesus sees the men of Galilee like sheep without a shepherd. There are many who are without a shepherd who are invited to join God’s family.
27th June | 5th Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am Today’s reading considers Jesus’ encounter with a woman, who lived in continual fear and trepidation, yet was able to step outside her comfort zone, in desperation for healing, she was driven by determination to seek deliverance.
6th June | 2nd Sunday after Pentecost | 9 am The season of Pentecost draws us towards Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth – a church which struggled to remain faithful to the cross of Christ, due to the influence of their surrounding culture. In our message we will see how unlike our world today, God is looking for weaklings who will trust in his strength alone.
16th May | Ascension Sunday | 9 am Today Bishop Peter visits us to lead us in worship and to celebrate the confirmation of Cate’s faith. We look forward to celebrating Jesus tremendous power and authority to transform our lives so that we glorify the Father.
25th April | 4th Sunday after Easter | 9 am As we continue our celebration of the Easter events, today we hear the True Shepherd call our name. He reminds us that true disciples are not only able to hear his voice, but differentiate his voice from the voice of strangers.
4th April | Resurrection Sunday | 9 am On Easter Sunday as we celebrate the truth that our Saviour Jesus Christ rose from the dead, we will learn how every disciple of Christ is to start living their resurrection life now. We invite you to join us either at our service at 9 am or watch the livestream to celebrate He is risen! He is risen indeed!
1st April | Maundy Thursday | 7pmOn Maundy Thursday we join with the disciples as Jesus gathers them to celebrate the Passover Meal. During this meal, Jesus applies a new meaning to this old meal, and teaches his disciples the servant role through the washing of their feet. Our message looks at how Jesus’ Holy Meal intertwines the power of heaven into the physicality of earth.
14th March | 4th Sunday of Lent As we continue our series on the prayer that Jesus taught us, today we delve into Jesus instruction that our request for our Father to forgive our sins, is dependent upon us showing forgiveness to those who sin against us. Br Bill Nicolle will lead us at looking at this important sentence in the prayer Jesus taught us..
21st February | 1st Sunday of Lent Our entry into the Lenten Wilderness has begun. Today, Br Bill Nicolle will teach on what the wilderness experience teaches us..
7th February | 5th Sunday after Epiphany Today’s service continues our series on Prayer. We will learn why the disciple of Christ is called to PRAY, PROCLAIM and PRESENT God’s coming kingdom. Message is entitled: Your Kingdom Come
10th January | 1st Sunday after Epiphany On the occasion of remembering the Baptism of our Lord, we look closely at the ministry and role of the Holy Spirit, specifically His essential role in our prayer life. In today’s message, we look closely at Paul’s command to Always Pray in the Spirit. We contrast this type of prayer, with its opposite, prayer in the flesh.