Minute from a Minister


08
Feb 2015

In two week’s time on the 22nd February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our PAM (Parish Annual Meeting). And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, I thought it helpful to briefly explain what it’s all about – and especially as we usually have about 50 people come and go throughout each year, and so many of us are relatively newcomers. The PAM will basically cover three areas: ministry......

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01
Feb 2015

Today is our Vision Sunday for TGS in 2015. It is the Sunday that kicks off the year. We will look at Why we Exist (the answer is God). What our mission is (Matthew 28:18-20 – Make Disciples of Jesus) and How We Seek to Achieve It (planned events; personal relationships; courage to live out and share our faith with non-believers). Friends, as we look at this year ahead there are many things that compete for our time, attention, energy and commitment. I know with just having Amelia start prep there are already......

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25
Jan 2015

Those who know me well know that I am a man of routine, and so I must admit that I had a bit of a giggle in Taken 3 (recently released at the Cinemas) when a comment was made in the movie about the character Liam Neeson the actor was portraying, as well as his daughter in this movie. It was said how alike they were, as they were people of routine. I immediately thought: that’s me; I always thought Liam Neeson and I had something in common! Anyway, part of my......

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18
Jan 2015

Have you ever said to yourself: ‘This year I’m going to get fitter’? I’m pretty sure you have! And we live in a city where physical exercise and physical fitness are obviously important goals for lots of people. Personally, I’m amazed at how much exercise and sport some people here at TGS do — and how fit some people are! When it comes to professional athletes, well, at times I simply am in awe of the abilities that God has given them. They can be very impressive. One of the sports I......

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