Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Slaves to Righteousness
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. (NIV)
Children’s and Youth Ministry Worker Position– Anglican Parish of Christ Church Dingley
Christ Church Dingley is a parish in the Evangelical-Pentecostal tradition, we are seeking a person for a 12 hr per week paid role partnering with church parents and the church community to mentor and disciple the children and youth of the congregation. The main responsibility is to run an effective Sunday morning Primary age and a Friday night youth program. This entails choice of curriculum and training and mentoring of our young leadership team. Theological qualifications and experience preferable. There is scope for the role to grow. Please contact Rev. Richard Loh for details – 0481 158 059 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Christ Church Dingley please visit the website www.ccd.org.au
Children’s and Youth Minister – Summary Role Description
In consultation with their supervisor, to establish a Bible-centred and educationally based approach and curriculum for use with Children’s Church and with the Youth, considering the age range and stages of development of the participants.
- To coordinate and roster the Children’s Church and Youth team to present this program.
- To conduct leaders’ team meetings for training, communication and encouragement.
- To be well acquainted with Child Safe and health and safety requirements and ensure compliance in the running of the program.
- To build rapport with and liaise with parents of the children and youth.
- To regularly pray for and with the children, youth and leadership team.
- To liaise with the Pastor, staff and service leaders in preparation of intergenerational services and events.
- To present an annual report to the Parish AGM.
- You will be required to have clearances from the Diocese of Melbourne before commencing in this role.
Our opening days from then on are.
Wednesdays 9.30 – 4pm
Thursdays 9.30 – 1.30pm
Saturdays 9.30 – 1.30pm
We are taking donations once again …. but can ONLY accept good clean saleable items. We CANNOT take any Used Bedding, any Electrical items or No baby equipment, such as highchairs, car seats, prams etc.
And if anyone would like to help in the Op Shop and volunteer some time, I would love to hear from them?
Safe Ministry Training
We want to take the time to thank you for volunteering with Christ Church Dingley.
The Diocese has recently updated the volunteer training process, and you will find a letter attached. You can choose to do the training online (if you have access to a laptop you can do it in your own time by the 28th February) or in-person from 10am – 12pm at the Church (no laptop or phone required)
Saturday 19th February
If you choose online, can you please inform Marlize of the date of completion (email@example.com). Otherwise, if you would like to book in-person training, respond to this email with the preferred date.
Tuesday Monthly Holy Communion Service
The Monthly Holy Communion Service will resume on Second Tuesday at 2pm. It will not be held if Temperature above 30°C. All are welcome. MASKS MUST BE WORN. Because of Covid Restrictions, there will be no refreshments. Please bring your own bottle of water. Transport available on request.
The Vicarage is still being prepared for the Loh family to live in, and donations are welcome to help with that. Feel free to donate as you are able.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 0481158059
CHURCH SERVICE TIMES
Please note the change of the 8.30am to 9am in the Heritage Church.