Church Services (1st March 2021 update)

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

We’re pleased to announce that it is no longer necessary to book a seat to come to church.

Please feel free to attend whichever service suits and use the QR Code (or sign in sheet) to register your attendance.

Ushers will still welcome you and guide you to your seats.  

The 3 chair gap between households is still required.

 

The Wardens

Returning to Church Jan 2021 Update

Hi church family,

As we settle into the New Year and begin making plans, a few reminders if you would like to attend the 9:30am Service on a Sunday:

Book-a-Seat:

  • please head to our APAC Website to book-a-seat for upcoming services. Bookings close 9pm on Saturday night.
  • If bookings have closed or you can’t book on-line and you would like to attend, please call a warden.
  • If you need to cancel your seats before bookings close, head back to the site using the email confirmation to cancel the seats.
  • If you need to cancel on the morning of the Service please ring a Warden.

Arrival on Sunday morning:

  • Please try to arrive between 9am and 9:20am to allow time to check-in and be seated.

Check-in

  • Please scan the QR code on your phone. If you can download the Services NSW app that will make it easier.
  • If you can’t scan the QR code please write your name on the sheet in the foyer.
  • Please use the Hand Sanitiser and wait for an usher to take you to your seats.
  • Please don’t move from these seats as we need to continue Social Distancing.

Following the Service

  • Please maintain social distancing. Stay seated or stand at your rows which are 1.5m apart.
  • Please don’t move around the building to connect with other people as this is considered to be “mingling”.
  • Parents please collect your children from the Courtyard and do not return to the Auditorium.
  • After a short time the Warden on duty who is the COVID Marshall will ask the congregation to leave the building to allow the Hygiene Team to clean all seats and hard surfaces.
  • Please don’t congregate or mingle outside but arrange to catch up off-site to continue conversations and fellowship at another venue such as a private home or park.

We hope that these restrictions won’t prevent you and your family from attending.

Although our meeting together on Sunday’s has changed so much from COVID, how wonderful it is to see other faces as we sit together to hear God’s Word, be taught, join in prayers, singing (when allowed) or worship silently.

Blessings,

Julie on behalf of the Wardens

Holiday Kids Church

We are welcoming families back to church by offering a 4 week Kids Program for children between Preschool and Yr 6 which will run during the sermon time, commencing 10 Jan.

If you would like your child/children to be included in any of these sessions please complete the attached Permission Form or contact Julie in our Church Office to register.

Registration

Returning to Church Nov Update

We have increased the limit to 55 people in the Auditorium and Hall.

Bookings on the website will close at 9pm on a Saturday night.

Note: Service team members (including Cleaning And Ushering team members) do not need to make a booking to attend the service at which they are serving.

If you need to cancel, just do this via the TryBooking site.

Returning to Church Information (Oct 2020) – Updated 22nd Oct

To our church family

Albion Park Anglican Church will be open for members of our church family to attend from Sunday 1st November 2020 with all services being held in the main building and at this stage there will be just the one service at 9.30am.

We would like to warmly invite you to come to church, albeit at this stage with restricted numbers.

Remember though, that while we still gather for the same purpose – to meet God through His word and to praise and worship Our Lord Jesus Christ, church will not look or at times not feel like it did before Covid 19.

As in many settings there are requirements we must follow in line with Public Health Orders and Diocesan directives – following these directives will help us to care for and love each other and ensure the health and safety of everyone returning to church.

As we slowly re-open the church to meet together, also please remember that services will continue to be live-streamed, recorded and available on DVD/CD.

To attend a service, you will need to book your place beforehand. We are currently limited to 35 people in the main church building.

Please do not attend church unless you have booked in.

Process for booking attendance at church
Before booking to attend a service please follow the link to the COVID rules and requirements which will be found near the “Book a Seat” button on the APAC Website. Bookings for a Service will close on the proceeding Friday at 9pm.

  1. On our APAC Web Page (very front page) we will have a booking link (eg “Book a Seat”)
  2. This link will take you to a TryBooking website with a big orange “Book Now” button on the top right of the page – you can use this “Book Now” button or proceed to the available sessions showing at the bottom of the page
  3. Click next to the session/day you wish to book for
  4. You can use the + or – to change the number of seats you want to book (maximum 6) – Click Next
  5. Enter your details – first name, last name, E-mail address, E-mail address again to ensure you typed it correctly the first time
  6. Click Purchase (there is no cost and you will not be asked for any banking/credit card details)
  7. You should then be advised that your transaction was successful
  8. An E-mail will be sent to you confirming your booking

Click the below link to see the requirements:

COVID Requirements

The Word – One to One

As promised, an introduction to this exciting plan for sharing the Bible with our friends and relatives as we pray for opportunities to introduce them to Jesus.

God will prepare the way. He will prepare people to accept the invitation to read the Bible with us and He will bring people to faith. As Rico says, we simply need to have confidence that the Bible is the actual Word of God, that Jesus is who He says He is and that He will convict people of the Truth and open their eyes to trust in Him. He changes hearts and lives. Do we believe that? Has He changed your belief and life? He’ll do that for others also.

Our church has purchased resources to get us started in “The Word One to One” tool. In the coming weeks opportunity will be given for those interested to participate in a group meeting and be introduced to the plan as we seek to make Jesus known.

Here are a couple of video links:

Go Ahead and Ask

“Go Ahead and Ask”
On Sunday, Ian encouraged us all to look at this inspiring article and pray that God may lead us into situations in which we are able to share the good news of salvation in Jesus. It reminds us that “we don’t know what God is doing in someone else’s life”. Therefore, we should keep our eyes open for opportunities to share Jesus with those we meet, following His leading and trusting Him to give us the words and to do His work.

GO