Life @Parky September 2020

Walking in Surrender...

When we make the decision to cross over the line and trust in Jesus, a number of things happen:

  • We accept and come to the realisation that Jesus is in fact Lord of all. This naturally leads us to believe in His promises and desire to have a relationship with Him.
  • We confess and repent of our sin and choose to walk in new life with Him. It is about us surrendering our will and becoming followers of Jesus. The term that Jesus used to characterise this shift from isolation with God to following Jesus is “a disciple” and carries the idea of someone continuing to grow and trust in Jesus.
  • Understanding His will and being able to Hear His voice, we become people of God's Kingdom and live in step with His will, plan and purpose for us.

Jesus reminded his followers of this and instructed them to prayer regularly,

When you pray, . . . . Your kingdom come, your will be done.

Making a commitment to follow Jesus was never meant to be just a get out of jail card, but rather a transformational moment where we have our sins forgiven and enter into a relationship with Him. Where we follow and obey His will for our lives.

Sadly though, with the pressures of life and passing of time, our sinful nature causes us to take back control of the steering wheel of our life, we forget to seek God's Kingdom and forget to surrender to Him.

Why not find a quiet space right now and talk to the Father - surrendering to Him, seeking His will - and move forward seeking His kingdom come, and will done in our lives.

Craig Lydon, Senior Pastor

Summary of Events...

Spring has sprung! See what's happening at Parky in September...


  • Come along to Parky each Sunday @9.30am to hear God's word from a variety of different speakers. In September we'll be continuing our new series on Prayer. Our Sunday services also have a creche facility, Kids Min and Youth Explorers so bring the whole family!
  • Pre-service prayer meeting - in the Prayer Room, Sunday mornings from 8.30am.
  • Online services - available on-demand at parkerville.church/live each week.
  • The all-new "Pursuit" Young Adults meet fortnightly on Sundays. Contact Verity on 0497 201 831 for more info or go to Instagram @pursuityoungadultspbc or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/258087122148697/


  • Monday, 21 September - Blokes is on live at the church. Stay tuned for more information or contact Craig on 0427 979 710 or Brad on 0428 471 195.


  • The Tuesday morning Craft group is meeting in the church house from 9.30am.
  • The Tuesday evening Craft group is meeting in the main church building from 7pm.


  • Toddler Jam is back! Contact Kris on 0417 958 252 for more information or to register for the morning session from 9.30am or afternoon session from 1pm.
  • Gathering for prayer - we are gathering for prayer in the main church auditorium from 6.30am on Wednesday mornings and would love you to join us! By praying together both corporately and individually we are showing our reliance and dependence on God. We have a commitment to be finished by 7.30am, however please come and go as you need. BYO cuppa, everyone welcome!


  • The Thursday morning C.A.F.E. group is meeting in the main church building from 9-12 noon. Creche is now available!
  • The memorial service for Kim Biddle will be held on Thursday, 10 September. More information to follow.


  • Youth Group is on Friday nights at the church from 7.30-9.30pm. If your kids are already part of it then keep an eye on your emails otherwise contact Caleb on 0459 042 771 if you have high school age kids who would like to be part of the fun.

Finances last Month

Budgeted giving - $31,250

Giving received as at 31 August - $28,363

Building Loan as at 31 August - $573,089

General Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100008307

Building Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100013582

GiveWay: parkerville.church/give

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

2020 Church Electronic Directory

The 2020 version of the Parkerville Baptist Church contact directory is now available!

It has been automatically sent out in pdf format to all those who have opted in, others who are keen for a copy are welcome to contact the church office and we can send further copies out on request.

Hymn Singing Afternoon

On Sunday, 13 September @2pm we will be having an opportunity to sing hymns and enjoy an afternoon tea together.

If you enjoy singing the older hymns then keep the afternoon free – we would love to see you there. Please invite any friends who would like to come along.

If you have any questions please contact Garry McGrechan - garry@mcgrechan.com or 0418 447 414.

Did you know?

Parky is again hosting the Scripture Union 'Kids in the Kitchen' cooking camp in the first week of the October school holidays.

The camp is now fully booked for participants, however there are still positions for volunteers to help in the kitchen and also with the morning set-up. Contact Rowan du Boulay on 0423 865 972 if you think this is a space that you can help with.

The camp team are excited to be bringing kids from all walks of life to a place where they can have fun, fellowship and good food - they would also value your prayers! Pray for young hearts to be open to hearing the message of the good news of Jesus, for friendships to be formed and for a safe environment for all involved.

Access to the church during this week (Monday, 28 September to Friday 2 October) will be restricted and any visitors will need to check in first with Sally Howe or Rowan du Boulay. There will be signage on the premises with directions during this period, otherwise contact the office for more information.

Mission News

Update from the Falconers...

These last months of uncertainty have been a season of increased prayer and seeking God for us. He continues to work out His plans and we continue to trust Him in all things.

In late May Bek lost the majority of sight in her right eye. She was able to travel to the capital to see a specialist and receive treatment which has provided some improvement. Please pray for continued healing.

We have had opportunities to connect and to pray for healing for a couple who decided to follow Jesus over a year ago. On one recent occasion Juma was crippled pain which eased immediately after praying enough to get to hospital and receive medical assistance. This has increased their faith and desire to meet regularly to read God’s word with others. Please pray for Juma’s wife Tina who is pregnant and (as with previous pregnancies), anxious and suffering great pain.

Scott has been able to meet weekly on Thursdays with 5 men reading and engaging with the Word of God. Please pray for God to speak to them through that and they will be able to share with others.

Please also pray for peace for the region in Mozambique that COVID cases won’t increase and people will experience peace.

We give thanks for the good health of twins (Nema and Kaibra) who were born prematurely. Also thanks for the good health and opportunities our family has experienced.

Thanks for your partnership and support.

From Scott, Bek, Levi, Josiah, Katelyn, Elliana, and Isaac

Update from Mundaring SUPA Club...

Dear Supporting Churches,

Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Due to the Corona Virus we are still not able to return to the school. The school is limiting the people coming in to protect the staff. We have continued sending “Thinking of You” letters to the kids.

When I heard this news from the principal in July about the Supa club not able to return to school for the rest of the year I was wondering where to go from here. Questions that came to mind were: is this the time to stop leading SUPA CLUB? (I’ve been doing it for many years – since 1998), do the kids like the letters, read them, do the craft??

Then, shortly after the phone call to the principal, on same afternoon, I saw a boy from the Supa Club with his families. (In all that time I hadn’t seen anyone connected with Supa Club) When I introduced myself to the families, the mother and grandmother thanked me for sending out the post as their son really enjoyed getting it. The grandmother said she read the stories with her grandson and helped with the craft. The boy acknowledged and enjoys getting the post.

What a confirmation from the Lord! So it looks we just keep doing this - sending mail for the rest of the year. We’ll leave the results to God.

Some prayer points are:

  • Pray that the kids will enjoy getting the mail, reading it, doing the activities and growing in understanding of God’s love for them
  • Thank God for providing us with ideas to send out each time.
  • Please pray for the S.U.P.A. Club children and their families.
  • Pray too for the Mundaring Primary School, staff, other children and families.
  • Please pray we as leaders trust God for His guidance for the coming year.

Greetings, Robyn Lawrence, and Josephine van Voorthuizen

Social Media @Parky

Did you know that Parky has a Facebook and Instagram page? We've been posting regular photos and updates of what's happening in the life of Parky, so 'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Parkychurch/ or follow @parkychurch on Instagram for access to this great way of staying in touch!

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 parkerville.church/live and listen to or download the sermon of your choice!

Prayer Points

Pray for a stirring of God's people at Parky to prayer and to action in furthering His kingdom.

Continue to pray for God's hand in the restoration of our world from the effects of Covid-19.

Pray for wisdom in our church leadership as they continue to guide Parky through our new normal.

Thank God for each and every one of our church family and the blessing it is to be able to meet in person with one purpose.

Thank God for the life of Kim Biddle, and pray for his family and close friends as they come to terms with their loss.

Give thanks for the way the Parky Care Team have committed to helping the Bhutanese students with food and care parcels whilst they look for work to support themselves through this period. Give thanks for the generosity of our people @Parky in providing the items needed each week.

Pray for God's prompting on our church family, for people to step up and fill gaps in our volunteer ranks.

Continue to 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 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

The church office is open from 9am to 3pm Tuesdays to Thursdays.

  • 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-Thu
  • Deanne Garnett (Business Manager) - deanne@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Kris Gibson (Admin Assistant) - kris@parkerville.net.au - Tue (Parky Baptist), Thu (Parky Care) kris.gibson@parkycare.net.au
  • There is a wide variety of Journey Groups available
  • Meeting in various home and online at various times to encourage each other, study God's word and share together.
  • Ken Wadley: 0409 680 925
  • Pursuit Young Adults group meet fortnightly on Sundays
  • 18 years +
  • Verity Corbett: 0497 201 831

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 now available)
  • Angela Ebert: 0402 011 207
  • Toddler Jam meets @ the Church during school terms
  • For parents, carers and their kids up to kindy age
  • Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am & 1.00-2.30pm
  • Kris Gibson: 0417 958 252
  • Youth Group meets @ the Church during school terms
  • Years 7-12
  • Fridays 7.30-9.30pm
  • Caleb Terranova: 0459 042 771
  • Blokes meets @ the Church gravel pit
  • One Monday a month @6.30pm
  • Brad Paterson: 0428 471 195
  • Craig Lydon: 0427 979 710

Sunday Kids & Youth Activities

Go to our website parkerville.church/children for online and printable resources.

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 straight out in the Kids Min worship area whilst we are still in Phase 4 of restriction lifting. Otherwise 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, usually takes a break for school holidays

Physical & Online Services


910 Seaborne Street, Parkerville

Office: 9295 6789


web: parkerville.church

Thanks to Aussie Broadband for their sponsorship of Parky's NBN!!