Baptism Sunday – 22nd May 2016

On this Sunday morning, the church will be meeting at the same time of 9:00 AM but instead of at the house we’ll be meeting at Georges River National Park to baptize some believers.

When:
9:00 AM at Georges River National Park (see map and directions further down)

What to Bring:

  • drinking water
  • hat
  • picnic chairs and mats
  • a change of clothes and towel if you want to take a swim.
  • If you are able, a cold side dish to share
  • if it’s cold, warm clothes
  • if it’s raining, an umbrella!

Food:
Rather than go to the trouble of bringing equipment and raw ingredients to cook lunch on the day, we’re going to buy food for the day. If you plan on attending on the day and know of others that will be coming to witness the baptisms, please let me know as it will help me plan how many people to buy food for. I will probably do pizza just to make things easier, any other suggestions are welcome.

We won’t be taking up any collections on the day but if you want to contribute financially for the food you can do so as you normally would on any other Sunday when we’re back at the house.

Dress Standards
Please be dressed modestly at all times even when going for a swim. My standard of modesty for ladies would be knee-length shorts and an opaque, high-cut, t-shirt as a minimum when swimming. For gents, no speedos please.

Directions
The pin on the map is exactly where we plan on meeting within the national park area. The blue line shows directions from the church house to the national park which is the path I normally take.

 

The entrance to the national park is at the intersection of Henry Lawson Drive and The River Road.

This is what the entrance looks like from the main road. On Sunday there may be someone at the boom gate entrance collecting a park fee which is $8 per vehicle. This may be slightly more for passenger vehicles with 12+ seats.

Once you pass the boom gate, take a right at the fork and follow the road all the way to the end.

If there was no one at the gate collecting fees, be sure to stop at the machine to purchase a ticket for your car to display on the dash.

As you drive along the road you will pass a large shelter and a white amenities block. Keep going…

Then you will pass another large brown amenities block. Keep going…

You will then pass a large open area for cars to park.

Eventually you’ll hit another gate. Drive through the gate and around the bend.

As you drive around the bend, you’ll see another beach over the edge on your left. That’s where we want to be. We’ll be set up somewhere under the shade of the trees. Just park anywhere along the side of the road.

Pray for a nice sunny day. When the weather is hot, the water is really warm.

Hope to see you all there.

Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

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