Seeking and Sharing the Fullness of Life

Apr
9
Thu
Maundy Thursday Worship @ Online Only
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Worship @ Online Only | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our worship services are currently happening online only, but it is not just a streamed telecast. Like our usual service, it is a highly participatory inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

The Maundy Thursday service, marking Jesus’ Last Supper, usually includes the rites of footwashing and the Lord’s Table. We’re still working out what the online version will look like.

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
10
Fri
Good Friday Worship @ Online Only
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Good Friday Worship @ Online Only | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our worship services are currently happening online only, but it is not just a streamed telecast. Like our usual service, it is a highly participatory inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

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.

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
11
Sat
Great Paschal Vigil @ Online Only
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Great Paschal Vigil @ Online Only | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

Our worship services are currently happening online only, but it is not just a streamed telecast. Like our usual service, it is a highly participatory inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices. All welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

The Great Paschal (or Easter) Vigil is the biggest worship service of the year as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We are still working out what the online version will look like.

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
12
Sun
NO Easter Sunday Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Apr 12 @ 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.

May
21
Thu
The Feast of the Ascension – Ecumenical Worship @ Christ Church South Yarra
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Feast of the Ascension - Ecumenical Worship @ Christ Church South Yarra | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

On the Feast of the Ascension the Church celebrates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven to be everywhere present. On this occasion each year, we gather to worship God with three other local congregations. A festive supper will be served afterwards. This is part of our annual cycle of four ecumenical services, with each church hosting one.

Bible Readings
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47
Daniel 7:9-14
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

Preacher
t.b.c.

Jun
21
Sun
Church Anniversary Worship/Dinner @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We celebrate the 164th anniversary of the founding of our church with a service of worship around a festive meal table. The service includes the annual renewal of our covenant membership vows.

The hall set for the anniversary dinner
Anniversary Dinner
Anniversary Dinner
Aug
6
Thu
The Feast of Transfiguration Ecumenical Worship @ St Josephs Church
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Feast of Transfiguration Ecumenical Worship @ St Josephs Church | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

On the Feast Day of the Transfiguration of our Lord, we gather to worship God with three other local congregations. A festive supper will be served afterwards. This is part of our annual cycle of four ecumenical services, with each church hosting one.

Bible Readings
Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14
Psalm 97
2 Peter 1: 16-19
Matthew 17: 1-9

Preacher
Nathan Nettleton

Aug
28
Fri
Church Camp
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm
Church Camp @ Anglesea | Victoria | Australia

Our annual weekend away to enjoy one another’s company over food, prayer, and relaxed activities. Our Sunday worship service will be held at the camp on this weekend.

Aug
30
Sun
NO Worship Service this week @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NO Worship Service this week @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church

There will be no worship service at the church this week, because we will be holding our service at our church camp in Anglesea.

Nov
1
Sun
The Feast of All Saints – Ecumenical Worship @ St Martin's Hawksburn
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Feast of All Saints - Ecumenical Worship @ St Martin's Hawksburn | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia

On the Feast Day of All Saints the Church especially remembers and gives thanks for those who have gone before us in the pathways of discipleship, “all those who have died in the hope of resurrection”. On this occasion each year, we gather to worship God with three other local congregations. A festive supper will be served afterwards. This is part of our annual cycle of four ecumenical services, with each church hosting one.

Bible Readings
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

Preacher
t.b.c.

Dec
24
Thu
The Christmas Worship Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Dec 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Christmas Worship Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church

The Vigil Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity is (or Christmas Eve Midnight Mass – well it’s around midnight by the time we finish our celebrations) is our main Christmas service. It is an inclusive and healing blend of ancient and modern spiritual practices with scripture readings, Christmas carols, and the Christmas Eucharist. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, capability, sexual identity, or immigration status.

After the service, everyone is welcome to share in champagne and festive goodies. There is no service here the next day.

Bible Readings
Isaiah 9:2-7
Isaiah 62:6-12
Isaiah 52:7-10
Titus 2:11-14
Titus 3:4-7
Hebrews 1:1-12
Luke 2:1-20
John 1:1-14

Preacher
t.b.c.

Dec
25
Fri
NO Christmas Day Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church
Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NO Christmas Day Service @ South Yarra Community Baptist Church

There will be no worship service at the church on Christmas Day, because our main celebration of Christmas is held on Christmas Eve at 9:00pm.