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Welcome to Wesley Castle Hill  

Our Vision —
To be a caring church uniting people in Christ

      Our Values:

  • Worshipping joyfully, praying and studying the Scriptures.
  • Preaching God's Word with relevance and challenge.
  • Recognising and using the gifts of God's Holy Spirit.
  • Growing as disciples of Christ and in discerning His will.
  • Acknowledging God's creation and our responsibility for its preservation.
  • Including all people as recipients of God's grace and welcome in our fellowship.
  • Caring for each other and serving the wider community.

Paama Seaside Church

In Partnership with Paama Seaside Church,
Port Vila, Vanuatu

 

SERVICES THIS WEEK
Restrictions eased, we would like to see you again
(see notes below)

Sunday 7th March (Lent 3, Communion)
9:30 am
Lectionary Readings
Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19,
1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22

Online Services can be viewed
• Next week's service (when available) on our YouTube page
• 28th February service Here
• List of recent recorded services and
  the text of sermons are available on our Sermons page

Attendance returning as restrictions eased
Student Minister
Heewon Chang
Heewon Chang
Contact Details:

  Email Minister:     minister@wesleycastlehill.org.au
  Email Office:     admin@wesleycastlehill.org.au
  Telephone:   (02) 9894 8999
                   Tues - Fri,  9:30 - 2:30 
  Mail:  PO Box 515, Castle Hill 1765

Minister's Thought on our year
At around this time last year, we had witnessed the unfolding of a virus that sent a whole city into a lockdown in China and by March it was declared a pandemic. Soon after, we also went into a lockdown here in Australia and our church buildings shut down as we scrambled to continue our worship in a diverse online context.
It was amazing how quickly churches adapted to this new context and we slowly learned that there is no going back, that there is a new normal. As a church, this meant seriously discerning where the Spirit is leading us and what it means to be a church? What is our Good News in a time of pandemic?
As restrictions are easing and vaccines rolling out, it is tempting to go back to the way things were, as if the pandemic has ended. However, if God has called us out into the wilderness, then let us stay here a bit more to hear and discern God’s call - what are we grieving and what are we celebrating?


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Thought of the Week:

‘The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.’ Zephaniah 3:17 (NRSV)
During this Lenten period we contemplate the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. Because the Lord is in our midst the victory is ours for the taking. The love and power that enabled our Lord to rise from the grave is totally available for us. And for now, not just for the future.
‘If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit who dwells in you.’ Romans 8:11 (NRSV)
As you read this our Lord is rejoicing over you, and renewing you in his love. Indeed, there is loud singing in heaven for you. Can you hear it?

Current News

March Rosters are now on the Roster page.
As the roster has just been circulated, there may be some changes in coming days.


Thanks from Parramatta Mission
In December last year Parramatta Mission hosted an event called the Festival of Christmas, to which Wesley contributed support. It was very successful and the feedback we received from the community was overwhelmingly positive. Here is their message of thanks —

Please see below the highlight video of our Festival of Christmas event that we have put together for you. This event had a significant impact on the community of Parramatta and brought about much hope in what was one of the most challenging Christmas periods we have experienced to date.
The Festival of Christmas

On behalf of the mission and the people in the community we support, I would like to convey our sincerest appreciation and gratitude for your generous support. The work we do would not be possible without it.


Fuse Youth Group (for Year 5 on at school)
Meets Friday nights, 6:45 - 8:15
More information, contact Lynette or Nicola.


World Day of Prayer (praying for Vanuatu this year)
7:30pm Friday 5th March, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 295 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills.
RSVP to Lesley is essential for numbers.


Joint Nominating Committee
With the departure of Rev. John Barr, there is an increased desire to know what progress is being made by the Joint Nominating Committee. The committee continues to meet regularly and considers all options available for a full time Minister of the Word for Wesley.
Confidentiality is critical to the work of the JNC and they are unable to discuss the processes that they undertake or the candidates put forward and considered. All members of the JNC are grateful for your continuing prayers supporting their work.


Thank you
We all know that 2020 was a difficult year. Thanks to the generosity of our members who have maintained and even increased their giving, we have been able to keep our heads above water. Thank you for your commitment to the ongoing work of Wesley Castle Hill as we serve God an our community.


Future of Garage Sales
Following the meeting on 18th February, we are waiting for news on how we will continue with our Garage Sales. More news to come.


Newscope is being produced, and will still be emailed to members, or recent issues can be downloaded here.
Printed copies will also be available for those who return to church, and mailed to those who are unable to attend.


Free Verandah Library (at McPhail Cottage)
more..

Playgroups
Playgroups are suspended during the current restrictions on gatherings

Have you considered Giving Direct?
There is information and a link to download a form here.


Newscope weekly newsletter is available for download here


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