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      


WE ARE BACK!
WORSHIP:

Worship services have now resumed but still limited in numbers.  Please contact the church office to register your interest and be placed on the roster.
Parish Office: Jan Connell – 5989 1159 or  stjohnsflinders@bigpond.com

If you cannot attend, the services will be available via Zoom.

OP SHOP:

St Mark’s Op Shop:
Reopening on Saturday, 28 November and Saturday, 5 December from 10 am – 12.00 pm under some continuing restrictions.

Sales will be available for purchase only from the rear sheds, but the range will also include children’s clothing, books and plants.
Please also note that owing to continuing COVID restrictions, we cannot receive donations of goods yet.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

24 DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS EVE

5.00pm @ St Mark’s Balnarring Gardens – Family Church. Bring your own chair and mask.
11.30 pm @ St Mark’s Balnarring – Midnight Mass
11.30 pm @ St John’s Flinders – Midnight Mass

25 DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS DAY

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

SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER

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

PLEASE NOTE: due to government regulations, we only have limited spaces available in each worship centre. If you want to attend any of the services, you need to contact the church office to register.
Parish Office: Jan Connell – 5989 1159 or  stjohnsflinders@bigpond.com

WORSHIP SERVICES VIA ZOOM

At this stage we continue with a worship service via Zoom on Sundays @ 10.30 am and Thursdays @ 10.00 am.

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


MORNING PRAYER

Held each day from Monday to Thursday @ 8.30 am via Zoom.

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 postponed till further notice. 

But, in the meantime, 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  22 November 2020 – 29 November 2020



Sunday, 22 November 2020
 

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders Church Garden
9.30 am – Worship via Zoom
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring Church Garden
 


Monday, 23 November 2020

8.30 am – Morning Prayer via Zoom

 


Tuesday, 24  November 2020

8.30 am – Morning Prayer
12.30 pm – Blue Door Bible Study


Wednesday, 25 November 2020

8.30 am – Morning Prayer  


Thursday, 26 November 2020 

8.30 am – Morning Prayer
10.00 am – Worship via Zoom


Friday, 27 November 2020
Vicar’s Day of Rest

 


Saturday, 28 November 2020

10.00 am – 12.00 pm – OP Shop open @ St Mark’s Balnarring


Sunday, 29 November 2020 

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders Church Garden
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring Church
12.00 pm – Annual Meeting @ St Mark’s Balnarring Church

 

 

 

Upcoming Events


Liturgy Committee – 7.30 pm – 30 November 2020 via Zoom
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 Ephesians 4:10 on Bible Gateway.