Minute from a Minister


27
May 2018

On Wednesday night about 80 people gathered at The Lakes Church building for praise and prayer — especially to thank God for Religious Instruction (RI) and the ministry of Scripture Union (SU) volunteers. We heard briefly about each of these ministries then thanked and prayed in small groups for them. We also praised God in song and heard His word read and taught briefly. So, thank you to John Northage and Howard Oates for having the idea for the night. Thank you to Trevor for speaking about RI … and thank you......

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20
May 2018

Every Sunday and throughout the week, I am reminded how important our volunteers at TGS are. Before 7am, volunteers for music, the sound and projector desk, morning tea, the Lord’s Supper preparation and welcoming are setting up for our traditional service. As the morning progresses, volunteers for children’s church at our 9:30am service arrive to set up and pray for our kids for that morning. Shortly after, the 9:30am music team is there too. We have volunteers bring morning tea and set up to cater for kids and adults after the service.......

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13
May 2018

We have on our footpath, in front of our house, two weeping tea trees. I like them as they have such fine leaves, lemon-scented foliage, weeping branches and an interesting type of bark. If you aren’t into trees – please hang in there, this isn’t just about trees. The other morning, fairly early, I was out the front of our house, when a lovely breeze came across our neighbourhood. I say it was lovely, as it gently blew the branches of our weeping tea-trees so that they were horizontal to the ground.......

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06
May 2018

It can be so easy to believe that if only we were on holidays all the time we would be always happy. We are bombarded with holidays advertisements and Facebook photos of people on holiday which can make us envious, dissatisfied and make it harder to live in the here-and-now. Some people have asked me how my families recent holiday was— and it was good. Thank you, God! And thank you for asking. I’m glad to have had it. But … holidays don’t make everything good. Travelling can be stressful and tiring—......

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