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18 January, 2019

You were created for worship. This is the final end of all existence: the worship of God. God created the universe so that it would display the worth of his glory. And he created us so that we would see this glory and reflect it by knowing and loving it — with all our heart and soul and mind and strength. Our prayer is that having received all of God’s gracious gifts in worship that you would leave inspired to live for Jesus in your daily lives.

At LifeWay we run intergenerational worship services that includes a children’s message. Music comes from a variety of contemporary Christian music as well as some of the classic hymns that are led by one of our bands. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday.

Epping services are held every Sunday at 9.30am

Newcastle services are held every Sunday at 9.30am


A special service for kids of all ages.

Jesus said, ‘Let the children come’ and they do to worship him at their level. This service is designed for kids of all ages, and uses children’s actions songs, puppets, activities and a message that is targeted just for them. Come and join us. It’s fun, full of chaos and laughter. There is one thing we can tell you for sure…you will leave with a smile on your face!

Kids Church is currently held once a term at both Epping and Newcastle at the 9.30am service.

2019 DATES

Term1: 7 April Term 2: 16 June Term 3: 4 August Term 4: 1 December

Christmas and Easter are two of the great festivals of the Church year that we love to celebrate here at LifeWay. We would be honoured if you would join us in celebrating Christ and the good news that he brings to our lives.

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is the climax of a journey that begins four Sundays before Christmas, which we call Advent. During this season we wait with eager expectation and excitement for the coming of God’s gift to the world in his Son, Jesus Christ.

At Epping ...

Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th December at 7.30pm with lessons, drama and carols.

Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th December at 9:30am with a Holy Communion service.

At Newcastle ...

Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th December at 7.00pm with lessons, drama and carols.

Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th December at 9:30am with a Holy Communion service.


EASTER

Easter is not one service, but a journey with Christ from the last supper, through the garden, to the cross and the empty grave. Each service is quite distinct but together tells the whole story of the passion of Christ and his love for you.

At Epping ...

Palm Sunday | 9.30am

Maundy Thursday | 7:30pm, with Holy Communion

Good Friday | 9:30am

Easter Sunday | Dawn Service at 6am followed by breakfast or 9.30am with Holy Communion

At Newcastle ...

Palm Sunday | 9.30am

Maundy Thursday | 7pm, with Holy Communion

Good Friday | 9:30am

Easter Sunday | 9.30am with Holy Communion


Baptisms are usually held at Epping on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the 9.30am service. In Newcastle, baptisms are normally planned for the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Prior to the baptism, parents (if it is a child to be baptised) or the individual will meet with one of the Pastors to talk about the meaning and significance of Baptism and what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus.

To arrange an appointment with one of the pastors, please contact Josi Weiss at the hub office or by email at [email protected]   You can also fill in our online contact form to arrange a time to meet Pastor.

What is baptism all about?

Baptism is all about God and his gracious action in our lives. It’s where water and God’s promises combine together to connect the one who is baptised with Jesus Christ. In baptism, God personally gives us everything that Jesus has won for us when he was put to death on a cross and raised from the dead on the third day: forgiveness, a place in God’s family, eternity! The Bible says that through the waters of baptism our old life apart from God is ended, just as Jesus died in our place. Through baptism, Jesus gives us new life, a real life with God (Romans 6:3-4)

Why baptise?

It’s simple! Jesus tells us to baptise! Jesus said: “Go make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

He also said: “Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved” (Mark 16:16).

Who can be baptised?

Anyone who needs what Jesus Christ offers (this means you!)

Anyone who believes Jesus is God’s Son, their Saviour.

Why Baptise Children?

Jesus sends the Gospel to all people and invites them to be baptised, without regard for race, gender, or age. He taught that all people have need of God’s grace given in baptism (John 3:5-6).

Jesus invited little children to be brought to Him, saying that His kingdom is made up of ones such as these. (Mark 10:13-16). As Acts 16:33 and other verses show, the apostles also baptised children. The Lutheran Church baptises infants because we believe that baptism is God’s gracious action not ours.

After baptism, then what?

Baptism is the start of the journey, not the end! Now that Jesus has given His life for you, and God has made it personally yours in baptism—we want to help you grow in what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ and in discovering a joy that nothing or no-one can ever take away.



Celebrating a life time of love for each other.

At LifeWay, we believe in Christian marriage and want each couple to have a beautiful wedding and a lifetime of love for each other. We will do all that we can to help this goal become a reality. Christian marriage begins with a wedding ceremony where Christ is the centre. A wedding is a worship service that celebrates the love of God and our love for each other. We will help you plan a wedding that is consistent with the Christian understanding of marriage.

If you are thinking of getting married, and would like to have your wedding at LifeWay, or would like one of LifeWay’s Pastors to conduct the wedding, we would encourage you to make enquiries and/or bookings through ringing the office or by email [email protected] as soon as possible. An information package will be sent out to you containing the booking form and outlining all the necessary requirements.

All couples are expected to complete a pre-marriage course before the wedding. Couples are asked to complete a PREPARE Questionnaire, which will make them more aware of the strengths and growth areas in their relationship. These will be discussed in private sessions with the Pastor who will also help you plan the content of your wedding service.


Caring for you in your time of loss.

Death is a time of great pain. There may be shock, numbness or anger. There may be feelings of relief if it has been a long drawn out illness. Sometimes there may be feelings of guilt. There are very few rules when it comes to feelings, and mourning takes its own path and sets its own timetable.

As you grieve for your loved one, we assure you of our care, our prayers, and our desire to serve your needs as best as we are able. Our intention is to share the love, hope and comfort that Jesus brings, with you. Our Pastors can help you structure the service, select verses and hymns.

A design service and printing of booklets in either black and white or colour, is also available. Please speak with our Graphic Designer Elysia, or contact her at [email protected]

Please contact the office as soon as possible when you are planning a funeral with the Funeral Director.