Join us for our church service online this Sunday as we continue looking at Matthew’s Gospel, with Pastor Barry preaching about “Learning to Forgive” from (Matthew 18:21-35) The link to our Facebook livestream : (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
At our Sunday service Pastor Barry will be preaching about “If someone sins against you” from (Matthew 18:15-20). Playtime is still streaming their story and sing time on Facebook every Friday at 10:30am, and Youth Group is having Zoom meetings on Fridays at 7:30pm. The link to our Facebook livestream : (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
This Sunday in our service Pastor Barry will be brining us a message on “It’s All About God” from (Psalm 46). We hope you can join us!. The link to our Facebook livestream : (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
This coming Sunday in our church service Pastor Barry will be preaching about “A Mighty God, a Chosen People” from (Isaiah 41:1-13). Please join us via our Facebook livestream! The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
This week East Hills Youth will be resuming online, using Zoom. Anyone in Years 6-12 is welcome to join us, at 7:30pm on Fridays! The details are at: (www.zmurl.com/easthillsyouth). Playtime will be live-streaming a story and sing time on our Facebook page at 10:30am. On Sunday at 9:30am we have our service, and Pastor Barry will be bringing us a message called “God is our Refuge and Strength” from (Psalm 46). Please join us via our Facebook livestream!
Join us on Sunday for our live-streamed service, with Pastor Barry preaching on “Harming Others, Harming Ourselves” from (Matthew 18:1-9) The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
In this Sunday’s service Pastor Barry will be preaching about “Who is the Greatest in the Kingdom?” from (Matthew 18:1-6). Hope you can join us, via our Facebook livestream! The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
Join us for our services this Easter weekend on Facebook, at 9:30am on Friday and Sunday ! On Good Friday Pastor Barry will be preaching on “A Very Good Friday” from (Matthew 27:45-56), and on Easter Sunday it will be “A Very Good Sunday” from (Matthew 28:1-15) Playtime will also be streaming a special Easter story and sing time on Friday at 10:30am on Facebook. The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
This Sunday Pastor Barry will be preaching from (Matthew 17:1-13) about “The Top Mountain-Top Experience.” Watch it live on our Facebook page! We are also excited to announce that Playtime will be streaming a story and sing time on Friday at 10:30am, also on our Facebook page. If you have young children we would love you to tune in, and share the news with anyone who may also like to join! The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
Join us this Sunday through the livestream of our service on our Facebook page. Pastor Barry will be giving a message about “Truly Following Jesus” from (Matthew 16:24-28). The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/).
LATEST UPDATE: The government’s recommendations keep changing, so in order to still have our Sunday service but stay safe we will be streaming it online through our Facebook page from THIS SUNDAY onwards. The link to our page is: (https://www.facebook.com/EastHillsBaptistChurch/). We will go live at the usual time of 9:30am. Please don’t turn up to church, but instead: Stay home with your family Connect your computer to your TV (if you can) Go to our Facebook page and click on the video (it will appear just before 9:30am) Listen and worship with us from your lounge room! We know things will be quite different from usual, but we hope that you can still connect with us through this new method!
At our Sunday service Pastor Barry will be preaching on how “Jesus is the Christ” from (Matthew 16:13-20). Hope you can join us! There is also going to be a Church Business Meeting afterwards.
Save the date for our first Night Church for the year - Sunday 29th March, starting at 6:30pm! On Sunday Pastor Barry will be preaching on “Compassion for the Outsider” from (Matthew 15:29-39). We are also having our first Church Values Forum for the year after the service, looking at the topic of “Gospel-centredness.”
Join us for our monthly prayer meeting on Tuesday night, from 7:30pm in the Manse. On Saturday we will be at the Revesby Craft Fair running the BBQ stall. We would love to see you this Sunday at our service at 9:30am. Matt Williams will be joining us as our guest preacher, looking at “A Faith Worth Imitating” from (Matthew 15:21-28).
Join us on Sunday as Pastor Barry continues our series in Matthew’s gospel and preaches about “Clean Hands or a Clean Heart” from (Matthew 15:1-20).
Girl’s Brigade has started again for the year, and our Sunday morning programs for Children and Youth are well underway. We are excited to be hosting a Creating Safe Spaces workshop at our church on Saturday, starting at 9:30am. Make sure you arrive from 9am to register. This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris is preaching a message from (Matthew 14:22-36) about “How to Stop that Sinking Feeling.” We hope to see you there!
This week Playtime and our Friday Youth Group are starting back up, we’d love to see you there! On Saturday we’re running a barbecue at Bunnings Bankstown Airport. We had a fantastic time launching our ministries and new focus for the year at last Sunday’s service! Join us this Sunday as Pastor Barry Morris preaches another sermon on worship, called “True Worshippers” from (John 4:1-26). Our Foundations course is also starting this Sunday after the service, which is for anyone who would like to find out more about our church and get involved in serving.
Friendship Group is resuming this week, all are welcome to come along! Join us on Wednesday for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting at 7:30pm in the library. On Sunday we’re having our ministry launch for 2020 and will be introducing our new focus for this year of “Worship the Lord!” Afterwards there will also be a Church Luncheon in the hall.
On Wednesday there’s a Coffee & Dessert Night at the Manse from 7:30pm. This is a social time for us to gather together, hope you can join us! At this Sunday’s service Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on “The Kingdom & the World” from (Matthew 13:24-43). Don’t forget we’re having a Church Picnic on Monday the 27th at Lake Gillawarna from 10am. Bring your own food and games, hope to see you there!
This Wednesday night we’re having a special Prayer Meeting, to pray for things to come in the year ahead. Please join us at 7:30pm in the Manse. At our Sunday service Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching about “The Kingdom & the Gospel” from (Matthew 13:1-23). We hope to see you there!
If you’re looking for a place to call home, we would love to welcome you at our church this year! On Sunday Wallace Reid will be preaching again, this time on “Understanding Salvation” from (Philippians 2:1-13).
Happy New Year! We’re so excited for the year ahead and all that God has in store. We hope you can join us on Sunday, with Wallace Reid bringing us a message on “The Wonder of Grace” from (Ephesians 4:1-16)
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Saviour and spending time with family and friends. For the next three weeks Wallace Reid will be preaching at our services! This Sunday his message will be about “The Great Question” from (Psalm 116:1-19). Hope to see you there.
Can you believe that Christmas is next week? This Sunday we’ll be joined by David Jackson who is preaching from (Isaiah 9:1-7) on “The Light and the Child” to prepare us for Christmas. We would also love you to join us at our Christmas Day service, starting at 9am. Pastor Barry Morris will bring a message about “Why Bother with Christmas?” from (Luke 2:1-10). All are welcome!
What an incredible time we had at our Christmas Spectacular! Thank you to all who came along and our amazing team of helpers. Youth group finishes this Friday night, and all our ministries will be on a break until the school term starts in the new year. Join us this Sunday morning as Pastor Barry preaches a message called “Living Stones” from (1 Peter 2:4-10) and (Ephesians 2:19-22).
Friendship Group and Playtime are finishing up for the year this week, but Youth is continuing until next week. The Christmas Spectacular is on this Sunday afternoon! Make sure you arrive a bit early, as the show will start right on 4pm. There will also be lots of fun activities after the show finishes, from 5:15pm. This is an event for everyone in the community, so we hope to see you there! At our service Pastor Barry will be preaching on “The Foundation and the Cornerstone” from (1 Corinthians 3:10-17) & (Ephesians 2:19-22).
Girl’s Brigade has just finished their program for the year, and on Wednesday night is our final Church Prayer Meeting this year. Our Christmas Spectacular community event is coming up next week! We’d love you to join us, there’s still plenty of seats available. See our Facebook page for more details. Join us on Sunday as we look continue looking at (Ephesians 2:11-22), with a message on “The Church and God’s Family.”
Girl’s Brigade have their Presentation Night this Tuesday. Saturday night is our end of year Church Dinner! We’re excited to celebrate the year that’s been and look towards the year ahead. At Sunday’s service the sermon will be exploring (Ephesians 2:11-22), with the topic of “The Church and God’s Kingdom.” Sunday School will also be celebrating their anniversary during the service. Hope you can join us!
There will be no Youth this Friday, but we hope to see you back next week! All our other programs are still running this week. We’re looking forward to our end of year Church Dinner next Saturday - make sure you hand in your payment for the meal as soon as possible! On Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on “Destroying the Wall of Shame” from (Ephesians 2:14-18), and afterwards we’re having a Church Business Meeting.
On Saturday we’re having a church Working Bee - please join us if you’re able to! Don’t forget that our Christmas Spectacular event is coming up in a month’s time! Make sure to book your free ticket at https://www.trybooking.com/560724 This Sunday we’re continuing our series in Ephesians, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching about “Look At What Jesus Has Done!” from (Ephesians 2:11-18). We hope to see you there!
Join us this Wednesday night for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting, starting at 7:30pm. At our Sunday service Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on “Saved For Good Works By Grace” from (Ephesians 2:6-10). After the service we’re gathering for our last F.I.S.H. lunch for the year.
This Saturday the Revesby Craft Fair is on, and a team from our church will be running the BBQ stall as usual. We’re starting a new sermon series on Sunday called “God’s Way of Reconciliation,” starting with “Saved From Death to Life, By Grace” from (Ephesians 2:1-5). We’re also having a Church Values Forum on “Gospel-Centredness” after the service. Please join us!
Our weekly programs are back up and running for Term 4. This includes our brand-new youth group, East Hills Youth, which is starting this Friday night at 7pm! On Sunday we’re having a baptism service and Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching about “Why Should I Get Baptised?” from (Matthew 3:1-12). Please join us for this extra special service!
Join us for our Sunday service as Pastor Barry preaches from (Proverbs 4:20-27) on “Wisdom’s Spiritual Check-Up.” Make sure you also SAVE THE DATE for our first ever Christmas Spectacular! It’s on Sun 8th Dec at 4pm and will feature a range of local performers doing all the Christmas carol classics, plus food trucks, a jumping castle and fun activities for the kids! Save your seat by booking your free tickets at: https://www.trybooking.com/560724
Our weekly ministries are now having a couple of weeks off over the school holidays. We hope to see you back next term at Playtime, Friendship Group, Growth Group or Girl’s Brigade! We’re also starting a new Youth Group next term - check out our ministries section of the website for details. This Sunday we’ll be joined by Brett Robinson who is preaching on “All Things New” from (John 13:1-7). Kids Care is on again for children up to Year 6. Make sure you wind your clocks forward as Daylight Savings begins on Sunday!
29th September, 2019 This is the last week that our regular ministries will be on before going on a break over the school holidays. On Wednesday night is our monthly church prayer meeting, starting at 7:30pm. A team from our church will also be running the BBQ stall at the Revesby Craft Fair this Saturday. At our Sunday service we will be having the final sermon in Haggai, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching about “A Promise and a Prophecy” (Haggai 2:10-23). Kids Care will be running for the next three Sundays for children aged 2 to Year 6, offering a great program of relevant teaching and fun activities. We would love to see you this Sunday!
Last Sunday our church library had it’s grand opening! We hope that it will be a blessing to many, as there are lots of great books to read! This Sunday we’ll be looking at part three of our current series as Pastor Barry Morris preaches on “The Best is Yet to Be” from (Haggai 2:1-9). After the service we’re having a church forum to share ideas about how we can develop our facilities in the future, particularly for children and youth ministries. Hope you can join us!
This Saturday Girls’ Brigade will be holding an afternoon tea fundraiser for the organisation “Days for Girls.” At our Sunday service we will be continuing our series in Haggai, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching about “Beginning the Work” (Haggai 1:12-15). We hope to see you there!
On Sunday we’re beginning a sermon series in the book of Haggai, starting with “A Call to Build God’s House” (Haggai 1:1-11) After the service our F.I.S.H. lunch will be on, where we meet in small groups in different people’s homes to eat a delicious lunch and build relationship.
Join us for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night, starting at 7:30pm. The Revesby Craft Fair is on again this Saturday, with some volunteers from our church running the BBQ stand. On Sunday we will be joined by David Pym from Petersham Baptist Church, who’ll be preaching about “Being Jesus’s Witnesses Near & Far” (Acts 1:1-8) & (Acts 17:16-34). We would love to see you there!
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching another message based on Resolving Everyday Conflict, called “Get Together on Lasting Solutions” from (Matthew 5:21-26). We will also be having a Church Forum after the service, looking at our value of “Godly Leadership.”
Last Sunday we enjoyed having our East Hills Girls’ Brigade and their families in our service. The church Working Bee is on Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm, please come and help out if you can! On Sunday we’ll be looking at the topic of “Gently Engage Others” as Pastor Barry Morris preaches from (Galatians 6:1-10). We would love to see you there!
This Sunday, our Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on the topic of “Seeking Guidance” from (Proverbs 3:1-6). Girls’ Brigade will be joining us for their annual Parade during the service, and afterwards they’ll be holding a BBQ lunch as a fundraiser. Please stay around to support their program!
Last week our regular ministries resumed for Term 3 and had a great time being back! Growth Groups have also started up this week. After discussing our Church Value of Persistent Prayer after our last service and seeing how we can participate and move forward in this area, don’t forget that our monthly Church Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday at 7:30pm. This Sunday we’re excited to be starting the second instalment of a sermon series called “Our Topics” looking firstly at “Meeting Together” from (Hebrews 10:19-25). We hope to see you there!
Last Saturday we had a wonderful evening at our first annual ‘International Night’ celebrating the diversity in our church community! Thank you to all who helped to organise the night and attended. On Saturday we will have a team running the BBQ stall at the Revesby Craft Fair. Come down and say hello! At our Sunday service Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on the final part of our series in Matthew 12 about “Didn’t You See the Sign?” (Matthew 12:38-50). Sunday School is back on, catering for children aged 2 to Year 6. After the service we are having another Church Forum, discussing our Church Value of Persistent Prayer.
This Saturday we are holding an “International Night” for those who are a part of our congregation, to celebrate the growing ethnic diversity in our church! Make sure you have RSVP’d if you’re planning on coming. Join us on Sunday for our service at 9:30am, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching a message titled “The Big Truth or The Big Lie?” (Matthew 12:22-37). Kids Care will be available during the service, providing a fun and stimulating program for children aged 2-12. We’ll also be having our Church Business Meeting and AGM afterwards.
Our weekly programs are now on break for the school holidays. This Sunday we’ll be continuing our series in Matthew 12, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching on “Jesus: Servant and Example” from (Matthew 12:15-21). Kids Care will be running during the service.
We had a great service last Sunday, looking at the final part in our series in Ephesians! This Sunday we will be joined by a guest preacher, David Jackson, who’ll be preaching from Matthew 12:1-14 on “All of Life is Personal.” We would love you to join us! Sunday School will be on break for the next three Sundays, but we have a Kids Care program available for children aged 2-12 years during the service across these weeks. This is the final week for the term that our regular weekly ministries are running, before taking a couple of weeks off over the school holidays.
This week we have a few extra things happening. We’re looking forward to gathering together for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night, starting at 7:30pm in the Church Library. We will also be running the BBQ stand at the Revesby Craft Fair on Saturday. Come down and say hello! This Sunday we’d love you to join us for our service as we hear Pastor Barry Morris preach from Ephesians 1:19b-23 about how “Jesus Christ is Lord of All.” After the service we will be having a forum, where everyone is invited to discuss our Church Value of “local evangelism” how we’re doing with this and how we could do better!
Last Sunday we had a great service and enjoyed spending time in fellowship over lunch in multiple peoples homes! Join us this Sunday at our service as we hear from Pastor Barry about how “We Can Know God Better” from Ephesians (Ephesians 1:15-19a). All our regular weekly ministries are also running - Friendship Group, Girl’s Brigade, Playtime and Train Club.
Join us this Sunday morning as we meet together to worship God and hear a message about how “Three marks of God’s people” from the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:11-14) by Pastor Barry Morris. Following the service we are having our once-a-term F.I.S.H Lunch, where we meet in small groups in someone’s home to eat a delicious lunch and build relationships.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:1-10) and the sermon title is “Every spiritual blessing is ours in Christ.” We’d love you to join us!
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:1-10) and the sermon title is “Christians are saints.” We’d love you to join us!
This Sunday we have a guest preacher Grae McWhirter will be preaching from Acts (Acts 10:1-8) and the sermon title is “Two Joppas.” We’d love you to join us!
No service this Sunday as we are having our Church Weekend Away. Normal Sunday morning services resume 26th May, 9:30am - Please join us
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Philippians (Philippians 4:4-9). The sermon title is “Do not be anxious”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Philippians (Philippians 3:1-11). The sermon title is “Rejoice in the Lord”. Please note we have our Values Forum #2 on this Sunday after the Church service
This Sunday “David Jackson” will preach from the Psalms (Psalm 29:1-11) and Matthew (Matthew 8:23-27). The sermon title is “Lord of Littlefaiths”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Luke 24:1-12) and the sermon title is “Risen for us”.
This Friday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Luke 22:39-62) and the sermon title is “Betrayed for us”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Mark 11:1-26) and the sermon title is “A house of prayer”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Mark 12:28-34) and the sermon title is “Love God Wholeheartedly”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Matthew 11:25-30) and the sermon title is “Accepting an invitation”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Matthew 11:1-6) and the sermon title is “Dealing with our doubts”.
This Sunday we have a guest preacher. Rev. Steve Wakeford will be preaching from (John 6:1-34) and the sermon title is “Fed by God”.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 3:1-21) and the sermon title is ” Judgement or Blessings ?”. Please note we have our Values Forum #1 on this Sunday after the Church service .
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:18-32) and the sermon title is “Rejoice in the Lord”. Please note we have our Values Forum #1 on Sunday 10th March 2019.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:1-17) and the sermon title is “Return to the Lord” Also we have our first FISH (Fellowship In Someone’s Home) lunch. If you are visiting, you are most welcome to join one of the group. we would love to have you in our fellowship at lunch, please speak to Pastor Barry or Joy for more information. Our next Church Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm in the church library.
This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will commence a four-week sermon series from one of the Minor Prophets, Joel. The Bible reading will be (Joel 1:1-20) and the sermon title is “Cry out to the Lord.” - Also, We have our first FISH (Fellowship In Someone’s Home) Sunday lunch on 24th February. - And our next Church Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm in the church library.
Our first term growth groups are doing the training course “Resolving Everyday Conflict.” Over eight sessions, teaching will be provided by Barry Morris along with a 30-minute video, followed by a group discussion time. The topics include: The root cause of conflict, when to overlook an offense, what makes a good apology, what forgiveness really means, and how to deal with difficult people. Joining a Growth Group, by the way, is a fantastic way to connect with others. Each group aims to grow together in their knowledge and love for Jesus and one another (John 13:34-35). Please speak to Barry if you’d like to join one.
This Sunday, 10th February, Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from Psalm 85:1-13 which leads us to pray with hope, “Revive us, O God.” Note too, our first term growth groups are doing the training course, “Resolving Everyday Conflict.” Teaching will be through the course DVD and our pastor, Barry. Joining a Growth Group is fantastic way to connect with others and grow together in our knowledge and love for Jesus and one another (John 13:34-35). Please speak to Barry if you’d like to join one.
Our guest preacher this week is Lachlan Deck. Lachlan will be seeking to answer the challenging question raised in our modern world, “What makes the hope of Christ still relevant today?” In Paul’s letter to the Colossian church, he carefully demonstrates for us how “The hope of Christ remains above all else”—i.e., it is not only relevant but central to life. We’ll be focussing in on Colossians 3:1-4.
Our regular groups resume in term 1: Playtime resumes Friday 1st February, 10:00am Friendship Group resumes Tuesday 5th February, 10:30am. Regular Sunday School resumes Sunday 3rd February(*). (*) NB: Our holiday Kids Care is aimed at giving the kids an understanding of salvation, how they themselves can be saved, and how to explain this to friends and family.
Our guest preacher Rev. Geoff Case will be speaking from Ecclesiastes. On the 13th, Geoff will address the common exclamation “I don’t have time” from the famous passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. On the 20th, Geoff will speak to the observation that “Life is Unfair!” from Ecclesiastes 3:16–4:3. NB: On the 27th, our guest preacher will be David Jackson.
Come along as East Hills Baptist presents The Greatest Journey, an interactive musical journey through the Christmas Story. Join us at 3pm, for a 3:30pm start on the 8th and 9th December, 2018. We will go on a voyage of discovery A musical journey through the Christmas story, Various Christmas carol classics, and Colin Buchanan festive season favourites We will find the REAL meaning of Christmas. Entry is free to the show and complimentary light meal in the hall afterwards. So come along for a captivating evening of fun for the whole family. Children can come dressed as their favourite Christmas story character or animal for a chance to win a prize. For more information contact Cindy on 0401 472 290.
Sunday July 29th 6:00 PM Come and join the road to freedom. Doug Macfarlane is one of Australia’s most travelled and enduring Gospel Artists and Christian communicators. Macfarlane will be visiting our church for our 6pm service on Sunday, July 29th 2018. You are most welcome to join us and to bring your friends. There’ll be singing led by our band and personal stories followed by Doug with a simple message of hope. “This will be an event for all ages, and we’re hoping to see as many locals attend of all backgrounds and ages. Everyone’s welcome.” In 1989, Doug took the step of faith into ‘full-time’ Evangelistic Ministry. This coincided with the release of his debut album ‘Innocence’. In over 16 years of ministry, he has performed in almost 2,000 Churches Australia-wide.
Come and join us as we remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. Service Times: 9:30am NB: Sunday School is available for your kids after Easter Sunday’s Kid’s Talk as follows: Ages 2 to 4 (Discovery Time) Kindy to Year 2 (Infants) Years 3 to 6 (Primary) Free Screening of Risen, 3pm Sunday Come and join us at 3pm Sunday for afternoon tea. We’ll also watch ‘RISEN’ from 3:30. NB 1: A supervised kids’ movie with activities will be on simultaneously. NB 2: You may find “Just three days between despair and gladness” a helpful read in considering why Good Friday and Easter Sunday are so central and such a cause for celebration! We look forward to seeing you then!
Have you ever wondered, “Why do we call it Good Friday?” It seems ironic that we would celebrate as Good a day that was full of distress, agony and deliberate injustice; a day that resulted in the painful execution and death of a man who had done so much good and in whom so many had pinned all their hopes on! A harrowing account That irony is well captured by Luke in the harrowing account of Jesus’ crucifixion: A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!