Seeking and Sharing the Fullness of Life

Mar
24
Sun
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together. During this season of Lent, it is a simple meal of soup and bread, but the conversation is as hearty as ever.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

Preacher
t.b.a.

Mar
31
Sun
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together. During this season of Lent, it is a simple meal of soup and bread, but the conversation is as hearty as ever.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Preacher
t.b.a.

Apr
3
Wed
Host Group Meeting @ Nathan's House
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Host Group Meeting @ Nathan's House

Anyone in the congregation is welcome to attend this monthly leadership meeting where we do the work of governance, discerning and deciding the mind of Jesus for our congregational life, prayer and ministry.

Apr
7
Sun
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together. During this season of Lent, it is a simple meal of soup and bread, but the conversation is as hearty as ever.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4-14
John 12:1-8

Preacher
t.b.a.

Apr
14
Sun
Lenten Book Discussion @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lenten Book Discussion @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Sharing reflections on our shared Lenten reading assignment

Palm Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Palm Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

On Palm Sunday, our regular gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table takes a different shape as we commemorate Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem under the looming shadow of the cross. The service begins outside the church (weather permitting), and once inside it features an extended reading of the gospel account of Jesus’s final hours as the church’s lights are gradually extinguished until we are left sitting in the darkness in prayerful silence.

The service is an inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices, and all are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together. During this season of Lent, it is a simple meal of soup and bread, but the conversation is as hearty as ever.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Luke 19:28-40
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14 – 23:56

Apr
18
Thu
Agape Meal @ St Martin's Hawksburn
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Agape Meal @ St Martin's Hawksburn | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Before our Maundy Thursday worship service, we gather with our wonderfully hospitable friends around the corner at St Martin’s Anglican Church for a shared meal. For catering purposes, it is necessary to book for this, and an email will circulate around the congregation a week or so before asking you to indicate if you are coming.

Maundy Thursday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

The Maundy Thursday service, marking Jesus’ Last Supper, includes the rite of footwashing, as well as the Lord’s Table.

It is an inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices, and all are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

Bible Readings for Worship 
Exodus 12: 1-14
Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
John 13: 1-17, 31b-35

Apr
19
Fri
Good Friday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Good Friday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

The Good Friday or Great Friday service is focussed around the cross as we remember the execution of Jesus and his gracious refusal to reciprocate our hostility and violence.

It is an inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices, and all are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

Bible Readings for Worship 
Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12
Psalm 22
Hebrews 10: 16-25
Hebrew 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1 – 19:42

Apr
20
Sat
Great Paschal Vigil @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Great Paschal Vigil @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

The Great Paschal (or Easter) Vigil is the biggest worship service of the year as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It starts outside around a fire, and then includes a baptism, and the Paschal Eucharist. The celebrations will continue after the service with champagne and hot cross buns.

The service is an inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices, and all are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

Bible Readings for Worship 
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13
Genesis 22:1-18
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6
Isaiah 55:1-11
Ezekiel 36:24-28
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 114
Luke 24:1-12

Apr
21
Sun
Resurrection Morning Cruise and Breakfast @ Departing from Federation Square
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Resurrection Morning Cruise and Breakfast @ Departing from Federation Square | Melton | Victoria | Australia

We celebrate Resurrection Morning (Easter Sunday) by enjoying a leisurely boat cruise along the Yarra River from Federation Square to Herring Island. On the Island we take advantage of some of the wonderful sculptures in the sculpture park to observe a short stational liturgy focussed around the stories of the resurrection of Jesus. The liturgy concludes with sharing a barbecue breakfast (BYO food and drink) in the picnic area (free public barbecue facilities available). The boat collects us in time to return us to Federation Square by 1:30pm. It is also possible to skip the cruise and join us at the island by meeting us at the Como Landing, on the South Yarra side of the river, right where Alexandra Avenue meets Williams Road in South Yarra to be ferried across.

Bible Readings for Worship 
John 20:1-18
John 21: 1-3a, 4-5, 9, 12-13

NO Easter Sunday Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NO Easter Sunday Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church

There will be no worship service at the church on Easter Sunday, because our main celebration of Easter is held the previous night in the Great Paschal Vigil from 8:00pm.

Apr
28
Sun
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 118:14-29
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31

Preacher
t.b.c.

May
1
Wed
Host Group Meeting @ Nathan's House
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Host Group Meeting @ Nathan's House

Anyone in the congregation is welcome to attend this monthly leadership meeting where we do the work of governance, discerning and deciding the mind of Jesus for our congregational life, prayer and ministry.

May
5
Sun
Afternoon Social Event @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Afternoon Social Event @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Details t.b.c.

Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Acts 9:1–20
Psalm 30
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

Preacher
t.b.c.

May
12
Sun
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23
Revelation 7:9-17
John 10:22-30

Preacher
t.b.c.

May
19
Sun
Discernment Forum or Workshop @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Discernment Forum or Workshop @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Details t.b.c.

Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our regular Sunday gathering around the Lord’s Word and Table. An inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in a light evening meal together.

Bible Readings for Worship this Sunday 
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

Preacher
t.b.c.

May
24
Fri
BUV Delegates Dinner @ Karralyka Centre
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
BUV Delegates Dinner @ Karralyka Centre | Victoria | Australia

A twice yearly gathering of Baptist Ministers and the nominated representative of each Baptist Church, Community, or Agency, to discern and decide on the directions of the things our churches do in association with one another.