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50th Anniversary Celebrations

Sunday October 4

9.30 am

Guest Speaker: Dr David Cohen, Head of Biblical Studies, Vose Seminary

Opening of Time Capsule
Launch of Cloud of Witnesses Project

Art Exhibition


continuing on

Saturday October 11

2- 4 pm

Community Celebration – catered afternoon tea

Quiz Night

The Adventure of the Four-Gospel Pathways: Quadratos

Quadratos Poster

Combined Pentecost Service

Just a reminder that this Sunday (24th May) is our

Combined Pentecost service


St Paul’s Anglican Church
Brompton Road
City Beach

 9.00 am

You are invited to wear something red
bring something to share for morning tea

Stations of the Resurrection #4: Feed My Sheep

John 21: 1 – 19

He took Thomas from doubt to faith…
… and Peter from faith to action.


Visit James C. Somerville reflection (Click here)

Stations of the Resurrection #3:


  1. Jesus eats with disciples and explains the Scriptures

Jesus & disciples eatingLuke 24:36b-48

The risen Christ made himself known to two grieving disciples after he had walked with them on the road to Emmaus and they had offered hospitality. Some days later he eats and teaches with the  larger group of disciples.

Luke’s resurrection accounts are completely antithetical to the Jewish hope in those days for a great, dramatic, and mighty warrior Messiah who would suddenly come and – in one climactic moment – rescue them from all of their travails, smash their oppressors beneath his heel, and raise the Jews up forever and ever. In a sense, this gospel is a corrective for unrealistic expectations. Both appearances are very simple scenes where everything occurred in rhythms of ordinary life –  at the normal pace of walking, eating, and talking. Jesus always appeared in human flesh, and he emphasised that fact. And yet, everything that happened was divine, extraordinary, and imbued with genuine complexity. Luke is instructing the Christians to expect the unexpected, but to watch fir it within their normal lives. Additionally, in both accounts Jesus appeared to more than one person, clearly suggesting that the Christian followers search for their experience of resurrection –  the living reign of God – in community.

– Alexander Shaia, Heart and Mind, p 320

For further reflection:

  1. Where might you recognise the presence of
    Mystery in your day to day living and
  2. Do I have the patience to wait for a maturing of heart and mind before speaking with others and meeting them at their place on life’s journey rather than where we think they should be?
  3. Let us ask for the grace of freedom, respect and safety for others as the risen Christ travels with us.

Stations of the Resurrection 2: Thomas

2: Thomas meets the Risen Christ

John 20:19-31

ThomasJesus invites each one of us, through Thomas,
to touch not only his wounds,
but those wounds in others and in ourselves,
wounds that can make us hate others and ourselves
and can be a sign of separation and division.
These wounds will be transformed into a sign of forgiveness
through the love of Jesus
and will bring people together in love.
These wounds reveal that we need each other.
These wounds become the place of mutual compassion,
of indwelling
and of thanksgiving.

We, too, will show our wounds
when we are with him in the kingdom,
revealing our brokenness
and the healing power of Jesus.

– Jean Vanier
Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John

For further reflection:

Jesus empowers his followers to “loose and bind” each others faults and wounds.
How does this contribute to our union with God and one another?
What do I need to “loose or bind”  within myself or those around me?