St Matthew's Spring Picnic
Sunday 18th October, 12pm at Lake Jualbup
A spring picnic is a perfect way to celebrate the end of winter with the St Matt's family. Great chance to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Join us at Lake Jualbup from 12pm on October 18. BYO picnic lunch and blanket.
Ministry Training at St Matthew's
"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others." 2 Timothy 2:2   

This verse is at the heart of St Matthew's commitment to ministry training. Part of our mission of making disciples together involves entrusting the gospel message to those who will teach and lead disciple-making ministries into the future. 

Recently we heard from Nic Wood, our 2021 ministry training candidate, about his journey towards undertaking a ministry apprenticeship at St Matthew's. It's tremendously exciting to see Nic, along with a number of others, considering how they might equip themselves to be godly and faithful gospel workers.
Next year will also mark a new chapter in St Matthew's ministry training program as we begin coordinating our apprenticeships through the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS). This gives us access to a new range of training resources as well as making all financial giving towards our apprenticeships tax-deductible.

If you would like to give towards the raising up of future gospel workers at St Matthew's, contributions can be made by clicking the Ministry Training button below.
Jeff Hunt
Ministry Training at St Matthew's
Christianity Explored starts
in less than 2 weeks!
Who could you be praying for? Who could you invite to come with you?
Check out this quick clip for a taste of what CE will be like
Christianity Explored: a great opportunity to take a fresh look at Jesus through Mark’s Gospel - and a safe place to investigate Jesus and ask questions in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Commencing Monday 12th October, 7:30-9:00pm at the church building (and continuing the following 3 Monday evenings). 
For further questions or to sign up please email Tyler:
God's Beauty
The Prime Time Growth Group meets at the home of Jacqui Robinson on Wednesday mornings during school terms. During Term 3, they have been working their way through the book of Acts and covered chapters 1 to 16.

For the final meeting for Term 3, they gathered in Kings Park and spent an hour strolling around sharing fellowship and enjoying the beauty of God's WA wildflowers.  There were 18 altogether, including wives and friends and Bishop Peter Brain and Mrs Christine Brain.

After the stroll they adjourned to a quiet, covered spot where Bishop Brain shared on the subject of 'fasting' - because the group had noticed how often the early church "fasted and prayed".  All  found this very helpful, and then enjoyed more fellowship over a picnic lunch together.

The Prime Timers will resume on Wednesday 14 October 2020 to continue their exploration of the book of Acts, from chapter 17 on. New members are welcome - just check in with Mike Horgan.
John Dingle
Holiday Program
During the Sundays of the school holidays, students in high school and children in Years 4, 5, and 6 join in the main service with their parents. When you RSVP for a Sunday morning service during the school holidays, please include high school students and children in Years 4, 5, and 6 in the total number of adults you are RSVPing for. Creche, Wombats, and a holiday program for children from PrePrimary to Year 3 will all be offered during the school holidays.
RSVP for Sunday Morning Services
Click the blue button above to RSVP for one of this Sunday's morning services. 

If you would like your children to participate in any of our kids ministries, from creche through to teens, during the service, these will be available at 9am and 11am.  
St Matthew's Sunday services are held at the following times:
  • 9am (includes Kids Ministry & Creche)
  • 11am (includes Kids Ministry & Creche)
  • 4:30pm (no RSVP required)
  • 6:30pm (no RSVP required)
All services will be held in the St Matthew's building at 114 Onslow Road, Shenton Park.
Sermon Text for This Sunday
Evan McFarlane
Sermon Text for Next Sunday
Luke 5: 1-11
Ben Smart
Extra seating available at all services
In order to accommodate as many people as we can at our two morning services, we are trialling the use of another small office space as an overflow, which will be able to accommodate another 21 persons.  The additional seats will be listed as part of the overall availability and seating will be allocated as people arrive.  The overflow space will have the service "livestreamed" on a TV screen.  Welcomers will direct you to the overflow areas once maximum accommodation has been reached in the auditorium.

We would also like to let you know that as we are able to use the hall as an overflow space for 30-50 persons at the 4:30pm and 6:30pm services, we no longer require RSVPs for either of these services.  Both services have space available, so do consider choosing either of those services for the Sundays you are unable to get into your morning service of choice, or as an alternative until restrictions ease.  Checking In is still required.

Don't forget, if your service of choice is booked out for this week, you can book ahead for next Sunday's service on the same booking page. Just scroll down on the RSVP form to see what is available to you and don't forget to RSVP today!
How can we help?
If you find yourself in need physically, spiritually, or socially, please reach out to us. Email us at or call (08) 9381 2640. 
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Giving to St Matthews
Please partner with us in the work of the Gospel.  The best way to give is through regular direct deposits.
Account Name: Anglican Parish of Shenton Park
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Account Number: 810243
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