每周新闻2021年4月30日

52日主日崇拜

早上10点崇拜在教会聚会,或网上崇拜,链接 https://zoom.us/j/5172232020

讲道 谭军牧师     在Balwyn区步行祷告

上周,我们得知,我们得救是为了去使那些能使人作主⻔徒的人作主⻔徒,直至带着上帝形像的⻔徒遍满全地,完成上帝创造之初的心意。本周,当我们走在Balwyn地区时,我们有机会为我们的社区祈祷,并进行观察-记住,我们正在观察的人也是按照上帝的形象创造的。

本周活动:第二学期的英语会话和圣经学习已经恢复活动。

5月2日上午10点:步行祈祷 谭军牧师带领圣餐仪式,然后会众分成几组(步行至Balwyn图书馆/麦当劳附近、Becket公园、Balwyn社区中心、Chatham小学),其中一组留在教堂。他们将为步行目的地附近的社区祈祷,并观察附近的人。30分钟后返回,分享一首歌曲、奉献和报告所观察到的情况。

注意 – 本周日请准时到教堂,如果你迟到了,你可能会发现大多数人都已经出去了。

5月8日(星期六)下午5:30-9:00,Oak Tree小组将与Esther小组一起在教堂共进晚餐

5月16日上午10点:我们将再次举行青少年崇拜(很高兴4月11日有很多儿童和青少年参加,我们期待下次也能得到同样的回应),以及社区午餐。我们将邀请Dennis来讲道,在他2014年前往泰国一个偏远地区之前,他曾在Rowville浸信会做青少年的牧师。他是祖籍菲律宾澳大利亚人。

怀小组http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

上帝对我们教会的下一步计划是什么?

我们相信上帝正在带领我们走向一项新的使命

我们收到了一些特别奉献,这些奉献是指定通过Balwyn浸信会用于促进青年和儿童事工的。我们对那些以如此务实的方式表达了对这一事工的支持的人表示感谢。

上帝对我们真好!

最重要的是,我们想知道个教会使命。我们希望教会里的每个人都和我们一起为这件事祈祷。

我们认为,现在是时候采取行动寻找一名专门服务青少年的牧者。或许我们可以在六月份的教会会议上任命合适的人选。

Weekly News 30 April 2021

Sunday 25 April: 10am SERVICE:  At the church, or Click https://zoom.us/j/5172232020

Preacher Jun Tan   PRAYER WALK IN THE BALWYN AREA

Last Week, we learned that we are saved to make disciples who make disciples so that the Earth eventually will be filled with God’s image-bearing disciples – God’s original purpose for creation. This week, as we walk in the Balwyn area, we have the opportunity to pray for our community, and to observe – bearing in mind that the people who we are observing are also created in the image of God.

THIS WEEK: Conversational English and Bible Studies have resumed for term 2.

May 2, 10am: Prayer Walk. Jun will lead the service with Communion, and people in the congregation will divide into groups (to walk to Balwyn Library/McDonalds area, Becket Park, Balwyn Community Centre, Chatham Primary School) and one group will stay in the church. They will pray for the community in that centre, and observe who is there etc. On return after 30 minutes, there will be a shared song, an offering and a report of what people have observed.

A reminder – come to church on time this Sunday, as if you are late you might find that most people have already gone out.

May 8: Oak Tree will jointly have a shared dinner together with the Esther group at church on Saturday 8th May between 5:30-9:00pm.

May 16, 10am: We will have another Youth Service (it was great to have the children and youth involved on 11 April and we look forward to having to same response next time), and Community Lunch. The speaker will be Dennis, who was previously a youth pastor at Rowville Baptist before going to Thailand to an unreached area in 2014. He is an Aussie Filipino.

Care groups:   http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

WHAT IS GOD’S NEXT PLAN FOR US AS A CHURCH?

WE BELIEVE GOD IS LEADING US TOWARD A NEW APPOINTMENT

We have received a number of gifts which have been designated for the promotion of youth and children’s ministries through Balwyn Baptist Church. We express our appreciation to those who have expressed their commitment to this ministry in such a practical way.

God is good to us!

Above all, we want what God wants for this church. And this is why we want everyone in the church to pray with us about this matter.

We believe the time is right for this move. It may be that we will be able to proceed with an appointment in our June Church Meeting.

每周新闻2021年4月23日

425日主日崇拜

  • 早上10点崇拜在教会聚会,或网上崇拜,链接https://zoom.us/j/5172232020
  • 讲道谭军牧师    创世记1:26-28,马太福音28:18-20“你为什么得救?”

我们得救是为了去使那些能使人作主⻔徒的人作主⻔徒,直至带着上帝形像的⻔徒遍满全地,完成上帝创造之初的心意。

我们将在崇拜时纪念澳纽军团日

本周活动:第二学期的英语会话和圣经学习已经恢复活动。

5月2日上午10点:步行祈祷。谭军牧师带领崇拜与圣餐仪式,然后会众将分成几组(步行至Balwyn图书馆/麦当劳附近、Becket公园、Balwyn社区中心、Chatham小学),其中一组将留在教堂。他们将为步行目的地附近的社区祈祷,并观察谁在那里。30分钟后返回时,将分享一首歌曲、奉献和报告所观察到的情况。

5月6至7日,上午9点到下午4点30分: Kate Pocklington将在我们教会举办一个名为“在多元文化团队中缔造和平”的活动。Pioneers组织邀请教会成员参加,报名费40元。如果您能参加,请在4月30日之前发送邮件到krpock@gmail.com。

5月16日上午10点:我们再举办一次青少年崇拜(很高兴有很多儿童和青少年参与了4月11日的崇拜!),以及社区午餐。

怀小组http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

上帝对我们教会的下一步计划是什么?

我们相信上帝正在带领我们走向一项新的使命

谭军牧师刚来的时候,Julie和其他执事强调有需要把重点放在教会的儿童和青少年身上。从那时起,这个强调一直被保持。在四月的青少年崇拜中我们很高兴看到很多25岁以下的参与者。

在周三的执事会议上,我们继续讨论这个课题。

我们相信,现在是时候聘用一个人每周工作1.5天或2天,他的工作重点是培养儿童和青少年,接触社区中的其他人,培训那些已经在教会中从事儿童事工的人。

有了这个想法,我们授权谭军牧师与已经表示愿意在这方面提供帮助的人进行非正式讨论。

最重要的是,我们想知道神对这座教堂的期望。我们希望教会里的每个人都和我们一起为这件事祈祷。

我们认为,现在是时候采取行动。或许我们可以在六月份的教会会议上任命合适的人选。

Weekly News 23 April 2021

Sunday 25 April: 10am SERVICE:  At the church, or Click https://zoom.us/j/5172232020

Preacher Jun Tan   Genesis 1:26-28, Matthew 28:18-20  “WHY ARE YOU SAVED?”

We are saved to make disciples who make disciples so that the Earth eventually will be filled with God’s image-bearing disciples – God’s original purpose for creation.

We will mark ANZAC day during the service as well.

THIS WEEK: Conversational English and Bible Studies have resumed for term 2.

May 2, 10am: Prayer Walk. Jun will lead the service with Communion, and people in the congregation will divide into groups (to walk to Balwyn Library/McDonalds area, Becket Park, Balwyn Community Centre, Chatham Primary School) and one group will stay in the church. They will pray for the community in that centre, and observe who is there etc. On return after 30 minutes, there will be a shared song, an offering and a report of what people have observed.

May 6-7, 9-4.30 pm: Kate Pocklington will be using our church for an event, “Peacemaking in Multi-cultural teams”. Pioneers has invited people in the Church to attend, at a cost of $40. Please let krpock@gmail.com know by 30 April if you can attend.

16 May, 10am: We will have another Youth Service (it was great to have the children and youth involved on 11 April!), and Community Lunch.

Care groups:   http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

WHAT IS GOD’S NEXT PLAN FOR US AS A CHURCH?

WE BELIEVE GOD IS LEADING US TOWARD A NEW APPOINTMENT

When Pastor Jun first arrived, Julie and others in the diaconate emphasized the need for a focus on the children and youth in our church. Since then, this emphasis has continued. As we saw in the April Youth Service, we are blessed with a number of people who are under 25 years old.

At the Deacons’ meeting on Wednesday, we continued to pursue our discussion.

We believe that the time is now right to employ a person for 1.5 or 2 days a week whose focus would be to nurture children and youth in our congregation, to reach others in the community, and to give training to those already working with children in the church.

With this in mind, we have authorised Jun to have continued informal discussions with someone who has already expressed a desire to help in this regard.

Above all, we want what God wants for this church. And this is why we want everyone in the church to pray with us about this matter.

We believe the time is right for this move. It may be that we will be able to proceed with an appointment in our June Church Meeting.

每周新闻2021年4月16日

418日主日崇拜

  • 早上10点崇拜在教会聚会,或网上崇拜,链接https://zoom.us/j/5172232020
  • 讲道谭军牧师    罗马书5:1-2 “你得救了吗?”

在基督里,我们已经从罪的刑罚中得救了,正在从罪的权势下得救,盼望将来被救离罪的存在。这些都是靠上帝的大能和作为实现的。

社区午餐将在崇拜结束后进行。这对大家来说都是一个带着食物来分享的机会。这次聚餐没有圆桌会议,所以是大家有很多时间可以互相沟通。

本周活动:查经小组和英语会话已经恢复活动。如果你想参加,我们非常欢迎!

4月18日下午6点:执事会议。我们欢迎Chelsey分享主日学的内容。上周,当Joseph Kim受邀来我们教会讲道时,有大量的儿童和青年出席,这真是太好了!请为儿童及青少年事工的负责人和执事们祷告,愿他们能制订出一个计划,使我们的青少年和儿童事工在灵性和数字上都能成长。

下次青年崇拜计划在5月16日举行。请务必参加!

5月6至7日,上午9点到下午4点30分: Kate Pocklington将在我们教会举办一个名为“在多元文化团队中缔造和平”的活动。冲突无处不在,当它被忽视或处理不当时,一种绝望的感觉会悄悄潜入,偷走团结和见证。Pioneers组织邀请教会成员参加,报名费40元。如果您能参加,请在4月30日之前发送邮件到krpock@gmail.com。

怀小组http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

为我们的穆斯林邻居祷告的时间

4月16日,穆斯林世界将进入他们的斋月,每天从黎明到黄昏斋戒30天。这是我们认识主耶稣的人为我们的穆斯林邻居祷告的时候。我们钦佩穆斯林的牺牲精神和他们为接近上帝所做的努力。

在为他们祈祷时,我们感谢主耶稣做了一切必要的事情,让我们从罪中解脱出来,正如谭军牧师本周将在他的信息中指出的那样。我们可以为我们的邻居–无论是在墨尔本的还是在海外的–祈祷,让他们自己发现这个美妙的真理,摆脱靠其他努力得救的束缚。

我们支持的Pete和Nome,他们事工的地方在中亚,有着庞大的穆斯林人群。Kate Pocklington负责培训在海外向穆斯林传教的人。Gayle Hill在Carlton传道,经常与一些穆斯林人士接触。

不仅如此,会众中的其他人也经常与穆斯林邻居接触,这是一个机会,可以更多地了解他们的信仰,并谨慎地介绍耶稣。我(Grace Munro)的邻居是来自孟加拉国的穆斯林,我已经接到邀请与他们共进晚餐,并有机会更多地了解他们的信仰。

Weekly News 16 April 2021

Sunday 18 April: 10am SERVICE:  At the church, or Click https://zoom.us/j/5172232020

Preacher Jun Tan   Romans 5:1-2  “ARE YOU SAVED?”

In Christ we have been saved from the Penalty of sin, are being saved from the Power of sin, and will be saved from the Presence of sin by God’s power and work.

Community Lunch will be held after the service. This is an opportunity for everyone to bring food to share. There will be no Table Talk on this occasion, so it will be a good opportunity to catch up with each other.

THIS WEEK: Conversational English and Bible Studies have resumed for term 2. Remember, if you would like to join, we would have to have you!

18 April, 6pm: Deacons Meeting. We will welcome Chelsey Chung to talk about the program for children on Sundays. Last week when Joseph Kim was invited to speak to us, it was really good to have a large number of the children and youth of our Church present.  Please pray that the leaders of the children’s and youth programs and the Deacons can come up with a plan that enables the growth – both spiritually and numerically – of our youth and children’s ministry.

Another Youth Service is planned for 16 May. Make sure you are there!

May 6-7, 9-4.30 pm: Kate Pocklington will be using our church for an event, “Peacemaking in Multi-cultural teams”. Conflict is everywhere, and when it is ignored or mishandled, a sense of hopelessness can creep in, stealing unity and witness. Pioneers has invited people in the Church to attend, at a cost of $40. Please let krpock@gmail.com know by 30 April if you can attend.

Care groups:   http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

A PERIOD OF PRAYER FOR OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS

On 16 April, the Muslim world will enter their thirty days of fasting from dawn till dusk each day, Ramadan. And this is a time for us who know Jesus to pray for our Muslim neighbours. We admire the dedication of Muslim people for the effort they put into trying to draw near to God.

In praying for them, we give thanks that Jesus did all that was necessary in order for us to be free from sin, as Jun will be pointing out in his message this week. And we can pray for our neighbours – whether in Melbourne or overseas – that they can discover this wonderful truth for themselves and be free from the obligation of doing anything else.

We support Pete and Nomes, who work with a very large group of Muslim people in Central Asia. Kate Pocklington also has a role with training people who work with Muslim people overseas. Gayle Hill, working in Carlton, has regular contact with some Muslim people.

Not only that, but various other people in the congregation have regular contact with Muslim neighbours, and this is an opportunity to learn a little more about that they believe, and to sensitively introduce Jesus.  My (Grace Munro) neighbours are Muslims from Bangladesh, and I have already had an invitation to share a meal with them and to learn more about their beliefs.

每周新闻2021年4月9号

411日主日崇拜

  • 早上10点崇拜在教会聚会,或网上崇拜,链接https://zoom.us/j/5172232020
  • 讲道Joseph Kim    约拿书1:1-17“当上帝因爱而拦阻你的时候”

神是慈爱的、仁慈的、不轻易发怒的,他拦阻我们,不是为了刺激我们,而是为了改变我们的生活方向,使我们转向他的旨意。Joe将与我们分享他自己的约拿时刻。

崇拜的焦点是教会的年轻人,但也会与所有参加的人相关。

Joe是第1.5代澳大利亚和韩裔墨尔本人。他目前在Oakleigh社区浸信会担任青年牧师,该教会的会众讲英语和韩语。他目前在Whitley College全职学习,同时也是一所学校的兼职教师。他和太太Alisha有两个漂亮的孩子:Isabel(12岁)和Joshua(9岁)。

本周活动:查经小组和英语会话在学校假期暂停聚会。

近期活动:4月18日 社区午餐。只要冠状肺炎在墨尔本继续得到控制,我们有希望举行一个正常的社区午餐,让大家带食物来分享。这次聚餐将不进行餐桌会议,感觉像个庆祝活动。

怀小组http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

教会生活的各个方面

上周,我们见证了Vivien在洗礼中承诺要跟随主耶稣。我们欢迎她,并在她信仰成长的道路上为她祷告。

此外,在再上一周举行教会会议中,我们接受了Murray 成为教会成员。Murray是主耶稣的长期追随者,我们很容幸地欢迎他成为Balwyn家庭的一员。

在生活的另外一面,我们上周得知Daphne Pretty于3月30日去世。2015年,她和Allen来Balwyn参加崇拜,没过多久,我们就很喜欢他们俩。不幸的是,Allen在参加崇拜后不久,A就开始患上老年痴呆症。对Daphne来说,如果Allen需要住进护理院,情况将会非常艰难。她非常努力地照顾Allen,并于2018年9月28日为他的逝世而伤心。最近,Daphne身体不太好,她住进了养老院The Orchards Community, Templestowe.。在那里,她找到了一个新的激励人的事工领域,不仅她的家人会想念她,养老院的大家庭也会想念她。Helen和家人计划在悉尼为Daphne举行追悼会。

如果您想观看葬礼,或者想要表达哀思悼念或上传照片,请单击此链接:https://bethel.etributes.com.au/etributes/daphne-pretty/?fbclid=IwAR0BrhI3W_7PPNik4uxuNZXICh4cGAlhnIDlPmZP925F7fD_uucQRVUNOHI

Weekly News 9 April 2021

Sunday 11 April: 10am SERVICE:  At the church, or Click https://zoom.us/j/5172232020

Preacher Joseph Kim  Jonah 1:1-17  “WHEN GOD LOVES YOU ENOUGH TO INTERRUPT YOU”

God who is loving, gracious and slow to anger, uses interruptions in our lives not to get on our nerves but to redirect and reset our lives to be in line with his will. Ps. Joe will be sharing some of his own Jonah moments with us.

The service will focus on the young people of our church, but will be relevant to all who attend.

Ps. Joe is a 1.5 generation Australian-Korean Melbournian. He is currently serving as the Youth Pastor at Oakleigh Baptist Community, which has an English and Korean speaking congregation. He is studying full time at Whitley College and is also a part-time teacher at a local school. He is married to Alisha and has two beautiful children: Isabel (12 yo) and Joshua (9 yo).

THIS WEEK: Bible Studies and Conversational English are having a break for school holidays.

COMING UP SOON: Community Lunch, 18 April. As long as Covid remains controlled in Melbourne, we hope to have a more normal Community Lunch, with everyone bringing food. It is also planned not to have Table Talk on this occasion. Sounds like a celebration!

Care groups:   http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

THE PHASES OF LIFE IN THE CHURCH

Last week we witnessed Vivien testify in her baptism of her commitment to follow Christ. We welcome her, and pray for her as she grows in her faith.

Also, when we had our church meeting the week before, we accepted Murray as a member of the church. Murray has been a long-term follower of Jesus, and we are blessed to receive him as a member of our family at Balwyn.

At the other end of the scale, we learnt last week of the death of Daphne Pretty on 30 March. She and Allen came to worship at Balwyn in 2015, and it didn’t take us long to appreciate them both. Unfortunately, very shortly after his first attendance Allen began to develop dementia. It was a hard road for Daphne once Allen needed to go into care. She was very diligent in her care of him, and she mourned his death on 28 9 2018. More recently, Daphne experienced some ill health, and became are resident of The Orchards Community, Templestowe. There, she found another avenue for her ministry of encouragement, and she will be missed not only by her family, but also the family at The Orchards. Helen and the family plan to hold a memorial service for Daphne in Sydney.

If you want to view the funeral service, or to leave a tribute or photo, click on this link: https://bethel.etributes.com.au/etributes/daphne-pretty/?fbclid=IwAR0BrhI3W_7PPNik4uxuNZXICh4cGAlhnIDlPmZP925F7fD_uucQRVUNOHI

每周新闻2021年4月2日

44日主日崇拜

(注意,夏令时结束,请记得调整时间)

  • 讲道谭军牧师    使徒行传2:41-42“圣经、洗礼和面包”

从复活节的经历中诞生的早期繁荣教会的生活和成长中,有三样东西是必不可少的:圣经、洗礼和面包。我们被呼召去建立和发展这种新约文化。。

本周活动:查经小组和英语会话在学校假期暂停聚会。

近期活动:

4月11日:Joseph Kim牧师,Oakleigh浸信会助理牧师,将来为青年崇拜讲道。

4月18日: 社区午餐。只要冠状肺炎在墨尔本继续得到控制,我们有希望举行一个正常的社区午餐,让大家带食物来分享。这次聚餐将不进行餐桌会议,感觉像个庆祝活动。

怀小组http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

集体创伤反应的五个阶段

作为一个社会,我们经历了新冠肺炎的危机,这影响了我们的教会。整个过程需要24到60个月的时间才能完成。危机的各个阶段是:

突如其来的影响:一年多前,我们第一次听说新冠肺炎,没过多久,我们就感受到了其影响。此外,一些社区也发生了火灾。

英雄主义阶段:我们看到人们对危机做出反应,互相打电话,通常说:“我很好。”

幻灭阶段:我们厌倦了危机带来的不自由,普遍感到疲惫。这就是我们目前所处的阶段。当你能够承认,再多的英雄行为也改变不了损失已经发生这个事实,而生活中还是有美好的东西,你已经处于幻灭阶段的尾声。

重建和恢复阶段:这些努力不同于英雄主义,因为他们已经超越幻灭,充分意识到失去,这就是为什么这个阶段包括悲伤时光,意外的回忆,纪念的时刻,以及新的倡议和创造。

更明智的生活阶段:人们重新思考自己的身份,停顿,重新调整。在这个时候,上帝可能正试图教导我们一些新的东西。

Weekly News 2 April 2021

Sunday 4 April:

10am SERVICE: At the church, or Click https://zoom.us/j/5172232020  

NOTE: Daylight Savings ends, so make sure you adjust your clocks.

Preacher Jun Tan   Acts 2:41-42        “BIBLE, BAPTISM AND BREAD”  

Three things were essential in the life and growth of the early flourishing church that was born out of the experience of Easter: Bible, Baptism and Bread. We are called to build and develop this New Covenant culture.

THIS WEEK: Bible Studies and Conversational English are having a break for school holidays.

COMING UP SOON: 

11th April: Pastor Joseph Kim, the Associate Pastor (Youth) at Oakleigh Baptist Community, is coming to speak at our Youth Sunday .

18th April: Community Lunch. As long as Covid remains controlled in Melbourne, we hope to have a more normal Community Lunch, with everyone bringing food. It is also planned not to have Table Talk on this occasion. Sounds like a celebration!

Care groups:   http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

PHASES OF COLLECTIVE TRAUMA RESPONSE

As a society, we have been through the Covid crisis, and that has affected our church. The whole process takes 24 – 60 months to complete. The phases of the crisis are:

Sudden impact: A little over a year ago, we heard for the first time of Covid-19, and it did not take long for the impacts to be felt. In addition, some communities had also experienced fires.

Heroic phase: We saw people responding to the crisis, phoning each other, and generally saying, “I’m OK.” 

Disillusionment phase: We get tired of the limitations of the crisis, and generally feel tired. This is the stage we are in at the moment. You’ve reached the end of the disillusionment phase when you are able to acknowledge that no amount of heroics change the fact that this loss has occurred, while also goodness still exists in life.

Rebuilding and restoration phase: There efforts are different from heroics, because they exist beyond disillusionment, in full awareness of loss, which is why this phase includes times of grief, unexpected remembering, and times of memorial, alongside new initiatives and creations.

Wiser living phase: where people rethink their identity, pause, re-pivot. At this point God may be trying to teach us something different.