Lake Side Reflection

It is that time of year where we finish school and prepare for the season of Christmas. This year we had a Christmas/Transition Prayer Space for our Primary students. In one of the stations, there was a Christmas tree with gifts around it. In this station, the students were encouraged to think about, “What gift would they give?” We had some very special conversations about those less fortunate than themselves. Some children talked about giving gifts and food; others talked about giving their love. Or as one very young student said, “ I wish a kid who don’t get a gift for Christmas get a puppy.” Every year I am delighted by the way the St John’s families give so generously with the Christmas Giving Tree and Operation Christmas Child, THANKYOU!

Families if you are looking at ways to encourage your children to think about the meaning of Christmas there is a link below which has some great activities for Advent and Christmas. Last year I made the succulent Advent Wreath including little angels for my front door-something you could do as a family. The links have lovely stories and ideas to share.  https://godspacelight.com/2018/11/15/getting-our-families-ready-for-advent-and-christmas/

You will also see below Christmas service times for Anglican Churches in the local area which everybody is welcome.  As we come to the end of another school year, remember, Jesus was born to bring light to the world, a light that reveals God’s great love for us. May you have a blessed, holy and restful Christmas.

Anglican Christmas Services

St Hugh’s Anglican Church Inala: 105 Poinsettia St Inala
Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December: 5.00pm for drinks and cake and 5.30pm for Family Eucharist
Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 December: 9.00am Family Eucharist

St Andrew’s Anglican Church Springfield: 2 Steve Croft Circuit, Springfield
Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December: 7.00pm to 8.30pm Carol Concert and Nativity
Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 December: 9.00am to 10.15am Christmas Service

Anglican Primary Ichthus 2019 from 16 to 19 January
Primary Ichthus is an awesome summer holiday experience that is going to be full of adventure! Register at www.aycf.org.au to book your child’s spot as registrations will close on Thursday 20 December.   $199 for Grades Four to Seven, starting in 2019

Reverend Susan Crothers-Robertson
College Chaplain