Online Church Service 12-04-2020

Hi Church Family,

This Easter Sunday we have two services that you can take part in.

The first service is the Sunrise Service where our very own Maeve is getting baptised! To be apart of that service you can join us on Youtube using the following link:

Also, we suggest having the following open during the service to follow along with the songs and other parts of the Sunrise service:

https://keiraview.org/?page_id=2768

We also have a special ‘Empty Hands’ communion service below for our regular service times. You can find the link to the written service here:

https://keiraview.org/?page_id=2721

Online Church Service 05-04-2020

Hi Church Family,

Join us today for our written Palm Sunday service. This service is designed so that you may sit down and enjoy it either by yourself or with others:

Online Service

As we are entering Holy week, Annette has put together some reflections for us to have a look at throughout this time. Please click the link below to read them:

Reflections

Finally, for those interested, we held a more interactive evening service on Zoom at 6pm Sunday. You can watch the recording below:

Online Church Service 29-03-2020

Hi Church Family,

This week we have a few options for our Sunday service. This service is designed so that you may choose your own worship preference by watching the video or using the online materials. If you would like to use the online materials to worship, please click the buttons below:

Online Service

Kid’s Activity

Otherwise. please enjoy the recorded video service below which includes the membership and reaffirmation of baptism ceremonies of three people in our church who regularly attend the evening service. This is to be celebrated. The written liturgy for this component of the service can be found in written format at the end of this service.

Online Church Service 22-03-2020

Hi Church Family,

Today we are going to be running church a little bit differently in light of COVID-19. We have put together an online church service that you can use from the comfort of your own home. Everything you need is included from bible readings to songs to kids activities. We suggest getting together with your family and any other people in your household to worship God from home.

Please click the link below to start the service:
https://sway.office.com/xe4MZDibNI3EZnmF

Please click the link below for the kid’s activities:
https://sway.office.com/R59kFbfnVFgCQPEW

God bless,
Khairul

Church Activities on Hold

Dear Church Family

It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that the Keiraview Church Council has made the decision to cease worship services immediately until further notice. We received the attached update from the Synod earlier in the week and we spent some time tonight discussing this situation and its implications. Our regular activities will also be put on hold – Eden Playtime, Mentoring, Kids Club, Youth Group, Bible Study, Coffee & Chat, Couples and Friends.

We are very concerned about the impact this will have on our church family, particularly our older members who are already feeling quite isolated due to the Coronavirus. For this reason we are asking anyone who would like to volunteer to assist with helping our more isolated members to contact either myself (chair@keiraview.org) or Annette Arthur (4271 4414). Volunteers can help by doing things like calling to say hello, doing some shopping, assisting to put a recorded service onto their TV. Our pastoral care team can do with some extra help to ensure members do not get missed under this new situation with no church services.

We will be experimenting with new ways of delivering a worship service to our church family using the available technology. Our first service, for this Sunday 22 March, will be available as a link on our website. When you click on the link you will be able to read the Bible readings, prayers and hymns. With another click the music will play so you can sing along with the hymns and the sermon will be from the Max Lucado DvD. Watch out for another email later over the weekend with the link to this service.

Our Sundays will not be the same for some time so it is really important that we look out for each other and stay in contact in whatever way we can. Please pray for our church family as we go through these difficult times together.

Blessings

Pauline Doyle

Chair, Keiraview Church Council

Important Information about Coronavirus

As we all know, coronavirus is spreading in NSW and there are some basic precautions that we can all take to help keep all of us safe.

The current advice if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms is for you to contact your GP by telephone. If you are unwell please do not attend church services or other church gatherings. The NSWACT Synod has good advice for congregations on its website here.

At church services, we can help to reduce the risk of spreading infections by bowing to each other or performing an elbow bump instead of shaking hands at the sharing of the peace. We can all spend a few seconds longer washing our hands before morning tea as well as using antimicrobial rub when it is available.

Please also take this opportunity to make sure that you are up to date with Keiraview’s announcements by making sure that you are a member of the church yahoo group. To join this group, send an email to keiraviewuca-subscribe@yahoogroups.com from the email account that you use regularly. Please also make sure that your contact details are up to date in the church directory.