Life @Parky March 2020

The Five "R"s...

In the lead-up to Easter, our sermons this month will focus on the five 'R's. These R words help define our goals as a church that is looking to God and doing its best to further His kingdom in our local area.

You've probably heard them before but just in case, here's a recap...

A RELIANT Community

...to go deeper in God to go wider in spiritual impact.


...bringing blessing & help to people in need.

A REDEMPTIVE community

...helping people find faith in Jesus.


...multiplying kingdom ministry.

Summary of Events...

March is a bumper edition of Life @Parky! Please scroll down to see further information on what's happening at Parky and more...

  • 6 March - Youth - Life Sized 'Guess Who'
  • 7 March - Baptism - Sam & Sheila Dixon @Bathers Beach, Fremantle
  • 8 March - Baby dedication - Caleb & Sarah Omowo
  • 13 March - Youth - Chill Night
  • 13-15 March - Men of Prayer 24hr prayer & worship retreat
  • 14 March - Friends of Global Interaction morning tea @Riverton Baptist
  • 15 March - Family Workshop - How to Decode Teens @Parky
  • 16-22 March - Prayer & Fasting Week
  • 16 March - Blokes
  • 20 March - No Youth
  • 21 March - Baptist Serpentine Camps reunion
  • 22 March - Bring & Share Brunch after the Sunday service
  • 27 March - Coffee Connections @Dome, Mundaring
  • 27 March - Youth - Bootcamp
  • 3 April - Youth - Gameshow Night
  • 4 April - Vose Annual Book Sale
  • 4 April - Parky Family Fun Day
  • 4-16 April - Heritage Resources Israel tour

Finances last Month

Budgeted giving - $29,500

Actual giving as at 27 February - $24,925

Building Loan as at 27 February - $609,162

General Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100008307

Building Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100013582

GiveWay: www.parkerville.net.au/give

“Every good & perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17

Bushfire Appeal Update

Bateman’s Bay, and Corryong are names of towns that probably resonate in your memory of the recent fires on the east coast of Australia. Located on the coast of NSW and Victoria, they were in the epicentre of the fire zones. Resulting from the generosity of so many people in this church, we have been able to donate so far, $4500 of the $7000 raised to churches in these two towns. This money is being used for immediate assistance to individuals who have lost homes or businesses. Vouchers have been funded for use at local businesses and supermarkets. Around Corryong, many farming families have lost much of their stock or infrastructure such as fencing and water points, as well as houses and sheds and machinery. Fuel vouchers were provided for people without power who needed to run generators. And so many other needs!

The churches have expressed their deep thankfulness for our solidarity with them. Also, Milton Ulladulla Baptist Church thanked us for our offer of support but were most of all interested in the various ways we had responded to our community in the aftermath of the 2014 fires here. So God uses our difficult experiences to grow us and to bless others. We will continue to expend the remaining funds over the next weeks and will report back as we hear more.

Ken Wadley, for the Leadership Team

Baptism - you're invited to Bathers Beach, Fremantle

Saturday 7 March 2020

Men of Prayer

24 hour prayer & worship retreat, 13-15 March

Friends of Global Interaction Morning Tea

Saturday 14 March 10-12noon

@Riverton Baptist Church

This is a good opportunity to hear what is happening on the different fields, catch up with friends and have a wonderful Devonshire morning tea.

Last meeting Kath and Cam Beeck shared some great stories of what is happening in Mozambique. This meeting, Ben and Sam Good will be guest speakers and will also be sharing more stories of what is happening amongst the Yawo.

There will also be updates from other fields and news of what is coming up in the future.

Family Workshop - How to Decode Teens

Sunday 15 March 4.30-6pm @Parky

This workshop run by Parky Care, is for both parents and teenagers. Come and hear what Rod McNeil, principal of Mundaring Christian College, has to share about decoding the teenagers in our lives!

Cost is $10 per family. Contact Kris Gibson for more info - kris.gibson@parkycare.net.au

...also Parky Care are collecting for Hope Bags again in March. The collection bin will again be in the foyer. Please note we currently have enough toothbrushes and soap for now!

Prayer & Fasting Week

16-22 March

During the week of Monday 16 March - Sunday 22 March we are encouraging a Church-wide week of Prayer & Fasting to seek God for His kingdom and His will to be done in and through the life of our Church.

As a Community, Nation and a Church we have many needs, ministries and programs off the ground for 2020 and we desire to bring it all before God and submit ourselves to Him.

Maybe you have a specific prayer need that you are wanting to bring before the Lord at this time. Whether you choose fast from food partially or a form of technology, it’s simply all about disconnecting from our normal patterns & pleasures to connect with God in this biblical way of prayer & fasting. To hear more about biblical fasting you can listen to our January Podcast on Prayer & Fasting here http://sermons.parkerville.net.au/?sermon_id=352

Over the week you can also engage with us in the following:

  • Morning Prayer: The church will be open from 6.30am-7.30am each week day from 16th – 20th March for Prayer. Feel free to come and spend time praying with us.
  • Hour of Power Prayer Night: On Friday 20 March, join us for an evening of prayer from 7-8pm at the Church.
  • Bring & Share Brunch: We are concluding the week of Prayer and Fasting with a Bring & Share Brunch on Sunday 22 March after the service.

We look forward to seeking God together!

Matt 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Serpentine Baptist Camps Reunion

Saturday 21 March

Celebrate the past and inspire the future!

Catch up with friends, reminisce and encourage this incredible ministry that is impacting generations.

  • 10am Celebrations begin
  • Traditional camp meals
  • Fun camp activities for the whole family
  • 7.30pm Worship & Celebration of Camp Ministry
  • Options available to stay the night in a dorm!

Bookings are now open: serpentinereunion.org

Coffee Connections

The next Coffee Connections morning tea will be held on Friday, 27 March at Dome Mundaring from 10am. This is an opportunity to get to know each other a little better & just have a general chat over a cuppa.

All welcome!

Parky Family Fun Day

Saturday, 4 April 10-2pm

Prayer Walk Review...

Thanks for those who joined in prayer walking over January and February. Collectively we spent 30 hours and walked 33kms. Many seeds for God’s kingdom were sown, many specific needs were committed to God as well as many prayers of blessing.

The Praxeis team in WA is launching 40 days of Prayer and Fasting March 1 – April 9. Launching on Sunday 1 March at Tomato Lake in Belmont, at 3:30pm near Kambalda Way, with afternoon tea and prayer. There will be daily emails sent with a focus on a different group/place to pray for. If you would like to stay informed please contact Jill Birt on jill.birt@praxeis.org. This will be a significant season to pray for a Disciple Making Movement in our great state of WA!

Rowan du Boulay

What's On @Youth

Soul Sisters News

We are looking to recommence Soul Sisters in second semester this year. This is a great ministry that seeks to support women in a fun and caring environment. If this is something you’d like to be involved with, please contact Louise Jefferson on 0437 310 578 or Lee Street on 0427 387 794.

Heritage Resources Israel Tour

Heritage Resources offers you the opportunity to spend Easter and Passover in Israel during the period 4-16 April 2020.

The tour will focus upon looking at Israel's Biblical and modern history, as well as the birth of the Church, through the lens of Covenant.

Co-leaders Kelvin and Orit Crombie. Further details: orit@heritageresources.com.au or 0452 612 231

Pre-service Prayer Ministry

Rowan du Boulay is leading a pre-service prayer group and looking for people to invest half an hour, from 8.30-9.00am, in the Prayer Room each or any Sunday morning before the service.

This group will pray for the upcoming service, the community, and for God to move in and through the church to create opportunities for ministry and His kingdom.

All welcome, just turn up!

Sermon Podcasts Available

We hope you have been enjoying all that our Sunday preachers and speakers have had to say lately. If there is a sermon you have missed, would like to share with a friend or would simply like to hear again then please head to sermons.parkerville.net.au and listen to or download the sermon of your choice!

Prayer Points

Pray for our busy schedule this month, that it's continuing to grow God's kingdom and not just filling programs!

Give thanks for our recent Night of Prayer where our church ministry leaders and executive team spent the evening in prayer for specific needs @Parky.

Give thanks for the way Parky has been able to help in different ways some of the fire-affected churches over East. Praise God for the generosity of His people.

Give thanks for the AGM, for positive outcomes and for some tough decisions made for managing the coming year.

Pray for our week of Prayer & Fasting, that God will use this time to speak to His people and bring our church community closer together.

Pray for the Family Workshop, for good attendance in such an area of need. Give thanks for the work that Parky Care is doing in reaching out to the community around us.

Pray for our church leaders and especially Ps Craig on his current health journey. Pray for strength, wisdom and healing.

Pray for our Family Fun Day as preparations are made for this exciting community event.

Continue to pray for our Pastors as they speak from God’s word both at Parky and churches in our local and wider community.

Continue to pray for our local community and ways that we can bring the good news of Jesus to those around us in 2020.

Pray for provision to meet our financial needs this year. Pray for continued wisdom in our financial management and generosity in spirit as a church.

Continue to pray for those who are grieving, unwell or recovering from injury.

Continue to pray for those who are new to our church. Pray they will feel welcome & find opportunities to connect with different ministries & people in our church community.

Continue to pray for the missionaries we support as a church, for God’s protection & blessing over them as they bless those around them.

What's on @Parky

Office Staff

  • Ps Craig Lydon (Senior Pastor) - craig@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Ps Brad Paterson (Associate Pastor) - brad@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Ps Rowan du Boulay (Discipleship Pastor) - rowan@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Wed
  • Deanne Garnett (Business Manager) - deanne@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Kris Gibson (Admin Assistant) - kris@parkerville.net.au - Tue
  • Journey Groups
  • A variety of Journey Groups are available.
  • Ken Wadley: 0409 680 925

Altitude Young Adults Group (18yrs+)

  • Altitude Young Adults Group meets the last Sunday of every month
  • Brad Paterson: 0428 471 195
  • Savannah Inouye: 0487 804 906

C.A.F.E. (Coffee And Friendship Etc!)

  • C.A.F.E. meets @ the Church during school terms
  • Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am
  • Tuesdays 7-9.30pm
  • Thursdays 9-12noon (creche available)
  • Yvonne Claessens: 0417 172 315
  • Toddler Jam meets @ the Church during school terms
  • Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am & 1.00-2.30pm
  • Kristie Gibson: 0417 958 252
  • Youth Group meets @ the Church during school terms
  • Years 7-12
  • Fridays 7.30-9.30pm
  • Brad Paterson: 0428 471 195
  • Caleb Terranova: 0459 042 771
  • Blokes meets @ the Church gravel pit
  • Third Monday of the month @6.30pm
  • Brad Paterson: 0428 471 195
  • Craig Lydon: 0427 979 710

Sunday Children & Youth Activities

Parents’ Room - available for young children supervised by a guardian

Crèche - available for toddlers 6 months-4yrs from 9.20am at the west end of the Church Building

Parky Kids Ministry - Available for all primary school aged children at the west end of the Church Building. Starts in the main church auditorium @9.30am, then kids go out into their groups with leaders: Possums (Kindy-Yr 1); Trailblazers (Yrs 2-4); DTeam (Yrs 5-6). Alternative activities available during school holidays.

Youth - Explorers (Years 7-10) On during the message in the Youth Shed, takes a break for school holidays

Service: 9.30am Sundays

910 Seaborne Street, Parkerville

Office: 9295 6789


web - parkerville.church

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