Here are some fabulous resources. Gus takes children (and the young at heart) on a tour of our church. Penny teaches us some prayers designed to help us when we're stuck and not knowing how to talk to God. And Trish shares some resources for Christian meditation. The AudioVisual Group at St Augustine's has also recorded some sermons and features (scroll down).
Travel to Destination Bethlehem with some of the big names of the bible. You'll get a bird's eye view of all the events leading to the miracle that is Jesus' birth in a manger in Bethlehem.
The study is in 4 parts with 4 videos to guide you through.
Click on the Destination Bethlehem study guide and it will open in a new tab.
Part 1: Abraham
Part 2: Moses
Part 3: David
Part 4: Jeremiah
The Worldwide Community of Christian Meditation's website has a wealth of information on the origins of Christian meditation, and instructions on how to make it a part of your daily routine. Click on the following link and you can learn the elements of meditation and the techniques of its practice:
The Four Pillars of Prayer
If you have ever put your hands together, looked to the heavens and thought, 'Where do I start?' then be inspired by the sermon series The Four Pillars of Prayer. There is something here for everyone, novices and lifelong prayers alike.
Faith and Families
Resources for Families
Here are some cool resources to help you at home to pray (sign language prayers and finger prayers), to have grace at meal time (place-mat song sheet), to think about becoming your best self (fruit of the Spirit reflection) and to prepare for Christmas (Advent calendar).
Click on the pdf and feel free to print them off and share them around
Rev. Dr Andrew Lake
The first Protestants in the Arab World: The contribution to the Christian mission of the English Aleppo chaplains 1597 - 1782
(Preface, Introduction, illustrations and Conclusion recommended)
ANZAC DAY Project (April 2015)
Three resources to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings
1. Anzac Day History
Our Challenge for the New Year:
Following on from our series 'Destination Bethlehem', here is the challenge we face in making meaning from God's covenant with us
Certificate of Christian Studies (Series 1 & 2)
Rev. Dr. Andrew Lake
The audio files (mp3) can be provided on a USB, and if you want to follow along fully, please contact Andrew for a copy of the handouts that were given out each session (eg maps of the region, bible readings etc).
2. Anzac Day People
I have been a member of this Parish since June 2009 shortly after my arrival from South Africa to live with my daughter and son-in-law.
The welcome, friendship and involvement I have received at St Augustine’s is proof of its claim to off a “Christ-centred community for all people to seek, know and be nourished by God in a changing world”.
My prayer life began at my mother’s knee. Here I must note that my Mother was, for me, the greatest example of nurturing, self giving living that I have ever known. She had left my father, involved with another woman-later to become my step-mother. At the age of five, I can vividly recall kneeling next to my younger sister, our upheld hands on mother’s lap, reciting the Lord’s Prayer, and praying, at her direction: “God bless Mummy, Daddy, Kathleen (the other woman), and Jo (my sister) and me”.
Please feel free to pass these prayers on.
3. Anzac Day Artefacts