We are a community of Christians worshiping in two historic churches in the coastal villages of Flinders and Balnarring, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. If you are visiting our region, please join us in our services and share a cuppa with us afterwards.


Our Vision
To be courageous, embrace change and live God’s word in today’s world.

Our Mission
We are a welcoming and inclusive community showing Christ’s love to all


St John’s Flinders Service         |           St Mark’s Balnarring Service Times                                

Sundays @ 8.30 am                       |           Sundays  @ 10.30 am | Thursdays @ 10.00 am      


WORSHIP:

Worship services have now resumed. Everyone who attends need to register either by using the QR code or recording their name and contact number.

Masks have to be worn at all times.

If  you have visited any of the Covid 19 hot spots (see DHHS website) we request that for the safety of the congregation, please do not attend any services. Thank you.

 OP SHOPS:

Both St Mark’s and St John’s op shops are open with strict Covid practices. Donations are welcome.

St Mark’s Op Shop (Balnarring):  

 Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm.

Sales will be available inside the Op Shop and in the Sheds. We will be operating under some Covid  restrictions.

 St John’s Op Shop (Flinders):      

Open on Thursdays and Saturdays – 10.30 am to 2.00 pm

 Op Shop telephone number:  5989 1159 


MORNING PRAYER

Held each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8.30 am via Zoom and on Wednesdays @ 8.30 am at St Mark’s Balnarring. 

Please contact Rev Jennifer on 0478 084 992 if you would like to participate.


OUR CATHEDRAL CAN COME TO YOU

Following the present and slowly evolving restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic, St. Paul’s Cathedral is streamlining its services.  Should you wish to take advantage of this access to worship, simply go to www.cathedral.org.au then to the yellow box WATCH  OUR LIVESTREAM SERVICES


 


RECITALS

Recitals are resumed in a limited capacity.

Below is a greeting from our musician friends in Neuss with Joachim Neugart, Director of Music at St Quirinis basilica playing some Bach.


This week

Week of Sunday  10 January 2021 –  Sunday 17 January 2021


Sunday, 10 January 2021
The baptism of Our Lord

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring  


Monday, 11 January 2021

8.30 am – Morning Prayer via Zoom
7.30 pm – Parish Council meeting via Zoom


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

8.30 am – Morning Prayer via Zoom 


Wednesday, 13 January 2021

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Marks Balnarring (please register)


Thursday, 14 January 2021

8.30 am – Morning Prayer via Zoom
10.00 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring (Please register by Wednesday noon)
11.00 am – Fellowship Cuppa @ Red Hill Bakery


Friday, 15 January 2021
Vicar’s Day of Rest
 


Saturday,  16 January 2021


Sunday, 17 January 2021
Second Sunday after Epiphany

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Please register for the services 

 

 

Upcoming Events


Liturgy Committee – 7.30 pm  
Parish Council – TBA  (St Mark’s)
St John’s Bible Study – TBA
The Blue Door Bible Study –  12.30 pm on Tuesdays via Zoom
Friendship and Food – TBA
Doing Justice – TBA
Godspace – TBA


St John's Flinders Fete and Pet Show 2021

JOHN’S FETE AND PET SHOW 2021

As you are aware, due to the continuing Covid 19 pandemic, the Parish Council has approved the decision of the St. John’s Fete and Pet Show convenors (Barbara Richards, Claire Thorn and Mary Iles) to hold a “Virtual Fete and Pet Show” instead of the traditional St. John’s Fete.  This means unfortunately that we won’t be able to have the wonderful attractions of the Book Stall, White Elephant, delicious morning teas, children’s activities and yummy food.  Instead you will be able to participate in many different  ways –

 – Trish Hurley has secured donations of several works of art which will be available to purchase in November. 

These art works are presently on view at ‘Zeega’, 62b Cook Street, Flinders

Please click on the PDF attached to read a brief history of the Fete and details of the artists that have kindly donated works for sale.                               

– for pre Christmas delivery you will be able to order Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings, St. John’s Fete Aprons and

Tea Towels and Cards

– Christmas floral arrangements

 For the actual Fete Day (23rd January) you will be able to order and pick up on the day Cakes and Biscuits; Craft Items, Jams and Pickles etc.

There will be a raffle and competitions – all on line.

The website for the fete and for purchasing items is http://www.stjohnsflindersfete.com.au/

Follow this link to purchase wonderful items for Christmas and also for Fete Day 23rd January 2021.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.   



A BENEDICTION

The world now is too dangerous and too beautiful
for anything but love.
May your eyes be so blessed you see God in everyone.
Your ears, so you hear the cry of the poor.
May your hands be so blessed
that everything you touch is a sacrament.
Your lips, so you speak nothing but the truth with love.
May your feet be so blessed you run to those who need you.
And may your heart be so opened, so set on fire,
that your love, your love, changes everything.
And may the blessing of the God who created you, loves you,
and sustains you, be with you now and always.

Amen.

The black rock prayer book.

Visual Verse of the Day (NIV)
from Bible Gateway

Read Acts 2:38 on Bible Gateway.