Minute from a Minister


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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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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