Aug 272017
 

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Aug 202017
 

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Aug 062017
 

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Jul 232017
 

I love our mission statement – “Seeking God and Stepping Out Together.” I believe St Philips is a place that sincerely seeks God.  We seek him through reading and studying the Bible together, praying together, services and participating in communion together, witnessing and participating in baptisms together, playing music and singing together, doing mission together. . . Do we step out together?  Yes, we do.  We have CRE teachers, chaplains, prison ministry, missionaries, food ministries, an art ministry and EcoChurch.  [continue reading…]

Jul 022017
 

We are away on holidays for the next few weeks.  In the past our holiday schedule has looked more like work than rest!  When we go back to Victoria to visit family we have to be careful not to just make it a complete social overload.  This month’s bookstore is concentrating on the theme of rest.  I recommend you take the time to check out some of the books Barb and I have chosen.  As it is now the school [continue reading…]

Jun 252017
 

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Jun 182017
 

The kingdom coming near, heaven touching earth, a falling of the Holy Spirit, the presence of Jesus, an over-realised eschatology – whatever you want to call it, we are experiencing it! Here are some examples: Alpha – Five people have made commitments to follow Jesus. Healings: One of the members admitted that during the healing night at Alpha she was afraid to ask for healing prayer for her knee.  She confessed this week that she felt that a heaviness was [continue reading…]

Jun 042017
 

I have just finished a fascinating chat with Malcolm around ministering and working from our wounds, compared to working out of a healthy identity in God.  I am far from an expert in this field but I thought I would share some of my thoughts.  I know of many theologians, psychologists and philosophers who are far more insightful on this subject but here we go. As I reflect back on why I stepped into ministry, I can clearly see it was [continue reading…]

May 212017
 

Mums are truly special.  Last Sunday in Australia we celebrated Mothers Day, an opportunity to give thanks for our mums and mother figures.  This week Malcolm and I have had our own mums on our mind.  It is great to have Malcolm back from Geelong.  It wasn’t the easiest trip for him as it involved moving his mum (Joan) from her home and into an assisted living facility.  I’m sure he will share more of his experience with us in [continue reading…]

May 142017
 

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