9th June 2019

Like every Christian congregation around the world, we meet together because God has reached out in love to a wayward world.  Jesus said that he had come “to seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10).  We often speak about a lost dog, a lost child or a lost mobile phone at times when we still […]

2nd June 2019

The night before he died, Jesus told his disciples that he was going away, and that they could not follow him.  They were both perplexed and saddened.  Jesus then began to unfold to them his wondrous plan to continue being with them (and now us) through his Holy Spirit.  Jesus explained that even after he […]

26th May 2019

Today I have a few updates for you.  The renovation of our childcare centre playground, announced several months back, is currently at the design stage.  We have retained an experienced playground company to do both design and construction, and are currently working through some different design possibilities before we go ahead.  This process has taken […]

19th May 2019

Who would have thought, six months ago, that the final week of campaigning towards yesterday’s election would involve the contenders trading theological pronouncements about hell?  Although there was not much substance or authority to the statements they made, I think I am pleased that hell is in the news, because unpleasant as it is, there […]

12th May 2019

On this Mothers’ Day I am grateful to God for my mother, who taught me to believe in God and loves me unconditionally to this day.  I am grateful to God for one particularly good friend of my mother, who never had children of her and own and has been very generous towards me and […]

5th May 2019

A warm welcome to church today.  I trust you will grow in joy and hope through what takes places in the service.  Sunday School (9.30 am service) returns today after a holiday break.  Children join in the main gathering at the start, and then head off to their programs after the children’s talk.  There is […]

28th April 2019

It was during the course of last Sunday (Easter Day) that news broke of the terrorist attack on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka.  The death toll now stands at over three hundred.  My initial reaction is simply shock and sadness at yet another attack in which the perpetrators’ love for their own ideas has […]

21st April 2019

At this time of year, we rightly focus on the deep, deep love of God our Father and his Son, expressed in the saving death of Jesus.  As his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane showed, Jesus was sorrowful, abandoned, and in dread of the pain he would endure as he drank the cup of […]

14th April 2019

On Wednesday afternoon, my “fill the church” vision was briefly fulfilled with over 600 students from Randwick Public School attending their Easter Scripture Assembly here.  It is amazing how they are able to pack in.  Reggie the puppet was in fine form, and we presented the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate, in which Pilate […]

7th April 2019

Last week was the big Sunday we had spoken about for many weeks, with the Sculpture Dedication and Choral Evensong as well as our three regular gatherings. Our prayers for good weather were answered spectacularly, as God gave us truly perfect autumn weather to enjoy the dedication ceremony under the fig tree near Frances St. […]