After time "away" from gatherings due to the COVID19 Pandemic....
WE ARE BACK!! 'Open' Services re-commenced on July 5th, with a reduced congregation.
BUT... from Oct 11, we have increased our seating capacity to 60, so people SHOULD just be able to turn up, without needing to pre-book. Some days could be tight, and we MAY need to ask some if they'd mind coming back next week, but we shall see how we go....
We will continue with the Streamed and Phone-in option for the forseeable future.
From 20.7.20, the Office will be re-opening, with regular hours (9:00-12:00 weekdays), but with reduced staffing.
We will still be working on ways of keeping people connected, and providing for ongoing spiritual growth, and Worship experiences. KEEP REFERRING BACK HERE, or to our Facebook Page. Or, you can phone the Office on 03 64246420, or John on 0488473973 for further details or assistance. Even as we 're-gather', we will still be 'streaming' and 'Zooming' (for those on the phone) our Services from St. John's for some time to come, yet.
Direct links to videos of our streamed Services to date:
29.3.20; Good Friday (Combined Chuches event); 12.4.20 (Easter Day); 10.5.20 HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!! 24.5.20; Pentecost - 31.5.20 (and the additional one of the All-age Demonstration); Trinity Sunday (7.6.20); Pentecost 2 14.6.20; Pentecost 3 21.6.20; 28.6.20; 5.7.20; 12.7.20; 19.7.20;26.7.20; 2.8.20; 9.8.20; 16.8.20; 23.8.20; 30.8.20; 6.9.20; 20.9.20; 27.9.20; 4.10.20; 11.10.20; 18.10.20; 25.10.20;
We meet for public Worship, corporate encouragement, hearing and learning God’s Word, and building one another up for Mission to our community and the wider world. We usually have two weekly gatherings, plus a number of other less regular church “Services”.
Our Service times and places are:
Sundays at 9:30am. Currently (since the fire at St. Paul's) we are only meeting at
St. John’s, in Fenton St., Devonport and
We also meet Wednesdays at:
10:00am at St. John’s in Fenton St., Devonport.
STOP PRESS - Due to the recent fire at St. Paul's, all services will be held at St. John's, for the time being!!
Sunday Services are usually Holy Communion, with a mix of older and more contemporary music, prayer, Bible reading and teaching, and an “all-age” spot aimed at engaging younger members. These gatherings are followed by Morning Tea and Fellowship together. When there is a “fifth Sunday”, we have one combined Service at 9:30, which is more flexible in style. This is usually followed by some form of joint family activity.
The Wednesday Service is a brief gathering for Bible reading and teaching, prayer, a brief teaching reflection, and is followed by morning tea and fellowship.
Special Services are held at other times for particular occasions and purposes. There are also short monthly Holy Communion Services in some of the Nursing Homes.