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Interfaith Christmas Carols Service was held at St. Mark's Anglican Church Revesby Sydney
(Exclusive report to Sada-e-Watan by Mr. Atif Bhatti)

On the evening of Saturday, 7 December 2019, Interfaith Christmas Carols Service was held at St. Mark's Anglican Church Revesby Sydney. It is unique “Urdu language Church” of Australia where multicultural people are coming for special Christmas Celebration. Pastor Ijaz Gill is from Peshawar and since years, he is serving the Pakistani Christian community in Sydney.

At this event, Rev. Ijaz Gill share about the wonder and significance of Christmas from the Bible. Christmas cake was donated by Mr Mushtaq Barkat of Tandoori Hut Restaurant, Enmore Sydney and delicious dinner for more than 150 people was sponsored by Syed Munawar Rizvi of “Red Chilli “Catering.

Complete details of the Interfaith Christmas Carols Service

1. Welcome and Opening Note: Atif Bhatti (Master of Ceremonies)
2. Opening prayer: Pastor Jack Ram
3. Housekeeping: Atif Bhatti
4. Lighting of Christmas Tree: Mrs and Rev Ijaz Gill
5. Carol by St Mark’s Choir (Aha Yesu)

6. Speech: Mr Balbinder Singh – Sikh Community
7. Song - Concord Community Church Choir led by Mr Shaheen Isaac
8. Speech: Rev Christopher Prakash
9. Australian Indian Christian Church Choir led by Andrew Chinappa

10. Speech: Hussainy Mission Australia –  Dr Abid Ali

11. Special number: Ms Mehreen Javed (Solo Singer from Muslim Community)
12. Speech: Hindu Leader
13. Daiva Sannidhi Telgu Fellowship – Ps Daniel
14. Speech: Muslim Community Leader, Mahreen Javed, on behalf of Rana Abbas, PAA
15. Special Number: Azam Brothers (Song)
16. Speech: Elliott Bowen – Member of Pakistani Christian Community
17. Special Number: Azam Brothers (Punjabi Song)
18. Bible Reading: Luke 2: 8-14 – Brother Mushtaq Sultan
19. Prayer for the Word of God: Brother Harrison Robinson
20. Sermon: Rev Ijaz Gill
21. Candle Lighting by Leaders

22. Special Acknowledgment: Hussainy Mission (Syed Asim Raza and Johnson Joseph)
23. Entry of Special Guest:
24. Cake Cutting – Religious Leaders

25. Thank you: Rev Ijaz Gill

26. Closing Note Prayer and Benediction: Rev John Pillay (Pastor of Australian Indian Christian Church, Fairfield)


Syed Asim Raza and Johnson Joseph

Pastor Ijaz Gill, Syed Munawar Rizvi and Syed Asim Raza

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