In the coming weeks, while we are unable to meet together in the church building, we will NOT stop meeting as THE church! Remember – the building is not the church – WE are the church!
So – though we will be doing things a little differently, we will still join together online to worship our Lord, and to hear the Word of God!
In this season, we will be joining together with our sister church, Roxburgh Park Community Church more than ever! Our services will be live-streamed from the loungerooms of our worship team leaders week to week. This week, RPCC will be leading us – next week WGC will be leading us… and so on!
The message will be the last of the parables of Jesus for the time being as we are then heading into our Easter Season with all its wonderful themes. This week’s parable is the parable of the Dishonest Manager in Luke 16:1-8. Have a read and meditate on this unusual parable and be prepared for Ps Milton’s message – it will both challenge and encourage you.
There are two ways in which you can be a part of the service:
Simply follow Wallan Gateway Church on Facebook and ensure you are logged into Facebook at 10 to be a part the livestream!
Please ensure you comment “Watching” so we know that you “attended via FaceBook”!
Step 1: On your computer, phone or tablet/ipad/Smart TV go to Go to www.youtube.com
Step 2: In the search bar at the top of screen where you see the magnifying glass, search for “Roxburgh Park Community Church”, and hit enter.
Step 3: When you see our logo and the name “Roxburgh Park Community Church – Admin Centre” click on the red SUBSCRIBE button.
Step 4: This is where we will live stream this Sunday’s service at 10.00am.
Please ensure you comment “Watching” or email Deb to let her know you “attended via YouTube”!
If you need any help to get set up on either FaceBook or YouTube, please let us know and we will get you set up asap!
March 23, 2020
We learned last night that the federal government has now banned a range of gatherings indefinitely, including at places of worship, in an attempt to slow the spread of infection. We’re asking all our people to do all they can to comply with the social distancing requirements stipulated by our federal health administration and limit their non-essential contact with others.
Although our corporate worship service have been paused as of today, we’re not going to pause worship and fellowship – we’ll just do it differently. We will continue the live streaming in the same way as yesterday. How you logged into the live stream yesterday will be the very same way you log in for next Sunday’s worship service. We learned so much about live streaming yesterday and we’ll be putting that knowledge to good use in coming weeks, as well as acquiring new knowledge and better equipment for constantly improving viewing experiences. The good thing out of all this is that when this crisis is over we’ll have significantly increased our ministry and mission capacity and be able to keep on doing things we’ve never done before.
I want to particularly thank our worship and tech team for working so hard around the clock to overcome all sorts of challenges to bring us the live stream yesterday – you guys are awesome! We had overwhelmingly positive responses from many viewers.
March 21, 2020
This is a further update concerning worship services tomorrow, March 22nd.
Worship at Wallan
For those able to physically attend at the Wallan Gateway Centre, all is as usual but with social distancing protocols being practiced for the safety of all.
For those not able to attend, we are going to live stream using Facebook. Here is how to connect with the live stream tomorrow.
No Facebook account yet? OK, this is what to do to create one on any computer, tablet/iPad or smartphone.
A Final Word
On your behalf I want to thank the worship for working so hard to get the live stream happening – we’ll do better and better as we upgrade equipment and keep on learning. Thank you worship team, your efforts have made it less isolating for those unable to gather in the physical space.
Aren’t we blessed to have such talented people assisting us?
I’ve said it, or hinted at it in previous Updates and messages, but I’ll say it again: we are in testing times right now – no doubt. BUT, we have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16). What does that mean? It means that we don’t have to know everything about everything all the time because, as ‘born agains’, our spirits have been renewed and this capable of receiving or hearing the wisdom of Christ, himself, through revelation that is projected onto the screens of our minds – just when we need it. We have all the wisdom we’ll ever need in Christ, whether that’s a prompting to ask someone with expertise, or the download from God of wisdom that confounds even scientists! He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom.
1 Corinthians 2:16 “… for, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.’”
Thank you again for the many messages of support and wonderful expressions of unity! Well, I’d better go and finish of the message for tomorrow morning, now. Please pray for me and each other.
There will be another Update on Monday at the latest.
You are loved.