LENT – PARABLES VIDEO SERIES WITH COMMON GRACE
Our mission partner, Common Grace working with the Bible Society Australia are releasing 7 videos by Christian teachers from across denominations reflecting on the Parables of Jesus this Lent. Sign up to receive the videos to your inbox here: https://www.commongrace.org.au/parables
Saturday 23 March – STATE ELECTION POLLING VENUE
We will be a polling venue for the NSW State Election.
We’ll have a BBQ, dog-minding, lolly-guessing competition, and a honey & wax products stall – 9am to 2pm.
Sunday 24 March
9.30am Morning Communion
Preaching: Rev Phillip Bradford
3pm Afternoon Service
Thursday 28 March – PEACEtalks: ‘Heads in the Sand: the Australian political climate and the church’
Our next PEACEtalks will be held on Thursday March 28th at 7pm with a light meal. Dr Byron Smith will speak on ‘Heads in the Sand: the Australian political climate and the church’. Musician Helen Wright from Newtown Mission will also perform her song ‘All Creation Groans’.
Sunday 31 March
9.30am Morning Communion
Sunday 31 March – SOMETHING NEW: HOPE
On Sunday March 31st we will hold our second Something New for the year, continuing to ask BUT WHY? This week we’re looking at ‘but why is Jesus so special’ and exploring the incredible news of Resurrection and the hope of life eternal that it offers to all.
Wednesday 3 April, 7.30-9pm – SPIRITUALITY IN THE PUB at the PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington. Topic: “Sharing the Journey – Across Borders” Speakers: FRANCES RUSH and BILAL FAZILI, a Muslim Outreach Worker who works with disenfranchised youth. Donation entry.
EASTER DATES FOR THE DIARY
We will celebrate Easter with three combined services at:
- Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday 18th April 8pm
- Good Friday Service on Friday 19th April 10am
- Easter Sunday Celebration on Sunday 21st April 10am
23-24 April – EARTH@PEACE CONFERENCE MELBOURNE
The conference will explore in depth the possibility of a shift from Just War to Just Peace: what Just Peace means for the Earth, for the poor, for indigenous Australians, how we shape our economy and environment, how we engage with our neighbours internationally and how we respond to the threats to world peace and to the earth which sustains us. For more info http://vox.divinity.edu.au/event/earth-peace-conference/
ROBYN MOLONEY’S WORK
Robyn Moloney from our morning service received coverage about her work on the diversity of languages in Sydney on SBS news this week: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/mandarin-now-the-most-common-language-on-sydney-streets-after-english. She also presented a public lecture/book launch on “Multilingual Sydney ” at the NSW State Library.
PADDINGTON – A HISTORY
This compelling new book explores Paddington’s special architectural expression, its heritage lessons and cultural development through all periods since colonisation, the lives of leading residents, its Aboriginal people, gentrification, working-class residents, migrants, artists, bohemians and LGBT communities… the melting pot of Australia’s new-world evolving culture. For more details www.paddingtonhistory.com
Paddington Anglican is now on iTunes
For those who missed them, recordings of Tim Costello on why Australia needs refugees and the PEACEtalk on gender, power & violence is now on the web site and also on iTunes / Apple Podcasts by searching for Paddington Anglican.
On Android listen with free Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, or Castbox apps, or for ad free try Pocket Casts ($3.99, on iPhone/iPad for $5.99 too) or Podcast Republic ($3.89 in-app purchase to remove ads). Just search for “Paddington Anglican” – and all of these let you download a podcast when you have WiFi and then listen offline.