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Why call it good?

Community, News & Prayer, People, Uncategorized, View from the pew

As we approach this Easter, which will be my 89th, I share some thoughts with you… When I was a lot younger, even though I realised the significance of Good Friday, I couldn’t understand why it was called ‘Good’. But this short poem put it very clearly: Good Friday, why call it good, When on…

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AGM 2017 Summary

Church Governance, News & Prayer, People

The following were elected or appointed at our AGM on Monday 27th March 2017… Parish Wardens: David Pirie, Luke Thompson and Greg Engel; Auditor: Paul Vassallo; Parish Councillors: Rob Anderson, Lindsay Dunstan, Kade Lidden, Gavin Lowcock, Coolin Moodie, Nigel Macfarlaine, Allan Munroe, Samantha Wearing, Cat Williams; Cathedral Lay Canons: Lindsay Dunstan and Peter Kell (in addition to…

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Turning Out Kids

People, View from the pew

Children are a heritage from the LORD – Psalm 127:3 ‘What did you do to get your kids to turn out so well?’  I have often been asked this question by Christian parents I know who are genuinely concerned to raise their kids to know and love the Lord. Our kids are not perfect kids…

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An Easy English Congregation

Ministers' letters, Ministries, People

  Friends, Last Sunday was Vision Sunday at St Michael’s. We heard our vision and some of the exciting plans for 2017. This includes an Easy English Congregation, onsite, on late Sunday mornings. An Easy English Congregation is an exciting and significant next step for the ministry of the word and prayer at St Michael’s, continuing…

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Sing Praise Together

People, View from the pew

When I was asked if I would write for the ‘View from the Pew’ my immediate reaction was, “No way, I wouldn’t know what to say”. However this started a thought process of what is it that I love about church? Well, I love the people – they are the church. I love the children…

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Mission of the Month and Parish Council update

Announcements, Ministries, Missions, People

Mission Update – CMS In September, Mission of the Month giving is directed to CMS (Church Missionary Society). We continue to support these three wonderful sets of CMS link missionaries: Catherine Read, returning from student ministry in Ireland; Mal and Charissa Forrest in church pastoral work, Jordan; D & L, development work with students, East…

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View from the Pew – English Class Update

Community, Ministries, People

As many of you know, St Michael’s offers free English classes to people in our community. But what does a Tuesday morning of English classes look like? How does it remind me about God and encourage me in my faith? Each Tuesday a dedicated group from St Michael’s comes prepared to explain the Australian culture…

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ANZAC Syd Duchesne’s last letter home

Events, People, Social comment

Extract: Letter from Syd Duchesne to his parents from Mena Camp, Egypt, You can read something of Syd’s story here. His letter is dated 31/1/14, although the year reference is clearly an error, since it must have been early 2015. Transcript typed by Rev Sandy Grant. Click here for the source. After giving some news…

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Poem from the Pew – Bible as Habit

Ministers' letters, People

With the busyness of Yuletide done, and missions and holidays ending, many people turn their thoughts to preparing for the year ahead. I invite you all to join with me this year in (re-)committing to reading the Bible as a daily habit, more important than our daily bread. To know you we must read what…

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View from the Pew – Enthusiasm

Ministers' letters, People

It doesn’t take long as a youth leader to realise one basic rule; if the leaders aren’t enthusiastic, the youth won’t be enthusiastic. Take, for example, youth group games. I’ve repeatedly heard many youth group games are “heaps lame.” However, when the leaders are excited about the games, the youth emulate the leaders. They are…

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