Monthly Archives: July 2017


30
Jul 2017

Minute from a Parishioner Were you or was someone you know in your family a ‘surprise baby’? One in two pregnancies in Australia are unexpected. And while a ‘surprise baby’ can become ‘surprise joy’, the situation in the beginning can be overwhelming, especially if there are other challenging circumstances. Having had its origins in 2015 at The Good Shepherd, Cairns Pregnancy Help Inc., trading as Chloe’s Place, is a not-for-profit association of volunteer professionals from across the community providing free, compassionate and confidential services to anyone needing help because of a current,......

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23
Jul 2017

The town of Aurukun, on the west coast of Cape York, 811 kms from Cairns, has experienced a remarkable movement of God’s Spirit over the past year. The Rev Craig Mischiewski, the Uniting Church minister at Weipa, visits Aurukun every fortnight. During the week he sent his greetings to everyone at The Good Shepherd Church and gave this report: “In August 2016 two hundred people responded at an evangelistic meeting in Aurukun to receive the gift of salvation or to rededicate themselves to Christ. Since then there have been a steady stream......

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16
Jul 2017

Last weekend two of our clergy (Cam and Chris) and two church wardens (James and Richard) travelled to Townsville to join with representatives from 53 other churches for the 2017 Synod (meeting) of the Anglican Diocese (region) of North Queensland. We met from Friday evening through to Sunday morning to praise God in worship, but also to discuss ministry and finances, and modify church regulations. So how does it affect us at TGS? In summary, I will mention one point of relief, one area of administrative change and one great encouragement. The......

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