Minute from a Minister


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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09
Jul 2017

The World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine is on next month, August the 11-13th, this is just 5 weeks’ time. The TGS youth are participating in this important event. This year the 40 Hour Famine seeks to confront world hunger as they do each year, hence giving up food for 40 hours. However, this year they also seek to help the global crisis of refugees. Globally, more than 65 million people have been forced out of their homes due to conflict. More than half are children. We know there are hundreds of references......

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02
Jul 2017

  Renée and I recently returned from holidaying in Adelaide, and as you might know, Adelaide has been called ‘the city of churches’ because of the many old and grand church buildings (especially in the city centre).   Yet … a member of a church there said to us that now it’s more like ‘the city of restaurants’! For indeed in Adelaide (like many cities) there are many restaurants and cafes and Australians spend lots of time and money ‘wining and dining’. Also, in Adelaide (& elsewhere) many church buildings have been......

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25
Jun 2017

I have come across several people, over the years, who have told me that they ‘know it all’. You might be thinking: how can anyone say that, yet actually believe that about themselves. But I can assure you, that some people do think they know it all – and sometimes we can act as if we too know it allJ!   There are 150 psalms in the Bible and the most comforting one is Psalm 139. It tells us that God knows everything, but even more than that, that God knows everything......

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