Fruit

Listen! John 15:1-17 | Ephesians 3:14-20 Just over seven years ago, I got up into this pulpit for the first time, and preached the first of the three hundred or so sermons (give or take a few repeats) that I’ve prepared and delivered over my years here. It was transfiguration Sunday, and I spoke from a text in 2 Corinthians: “all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another”, about the way that we are transformed by the things that we look at, the things we pay attention to, the things that we allow to occupy our minds, our time, our hearts.… Read More... Read More

Shrove Friday

Everyone is warmly invited to join us at the Manse on Friday 3rd March for dessert, coffee and wine; a chance to mark the beginning of Lent, and for Chris and Sureka to say “thank you” to the St. John’s community for a wonderful seven years…… Read More... Read More

Blue Christmas

Christmas is a time of celebration, but it can also be a time of painful memories, especially for those who have lost loved ones. You are invited to share in a more reflective service of worship for Christmas, on December 18th, at 6:30pm.… Read More... Read More

Reluctant Prophet

Listen! Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10 So, Jonah. My favourite prophet. Not, let me stress, because of the giant fish. Honestly, I so wish that bit of the story wasn’t there. Because, of course, it immediately captures the attention. Ask anyone who’s grown up in Sunday School about Jonah, and I will bet anything that the first thing they remember is that he was swallowed by a whale.… Read More... Read More

Brettwina

A number of people have asked if I would post the reflection from Brett and Edwina’s wedding… We have gathered here to celebrate love; to celebrate the love in which Edwina and Brett have chosen to gives their lives to one another; the love in which, in just a few moments, they will make momentous, life changing, life shaping promises to one another.… Read More... Read More

Christmas Special

On Sunday December 11th we will be holding our Christmas Special Messy Church! This will be at 10am, starting in the Hall for all sorts of Messy Church experience, moving on to our traditional unrehearsed pageant service, and finishing with a celebration lunch for the whole family. Young or old, this is an event not to be missed!… Read More... Read More

Hummy Mummies

The Hummy Mummies are back! If you missed the Hummy Mummies choir last time they came to St. John’s you won’t want to make the same mistake again… December 4th, at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea. The concert will be raising funds for the Hornsby Women’s Shelter, which is just one more good reason to be there!… Read More... Read More

Carols in the Park

Pu the date in your diary – from 6pm Saturday December 10th – Ku-ring-gai Carols in the Park will be held in Ku-ring-gai Bicentennial Park. This is a huge event, with many thousands attending, organised by Ku-ring-gai churches of all denominations. This year the performers include Andrew Chinn, the acclaimed Australian Waratah Girls Choir, a Vivid light show, The Golden Kangaroos Concert Band, a community choir, and choirs from the Bush School and Prouille.… Read More... Read More