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Franklin Graham Tour, People do change, study at SMBC next year? Men’s Breakfast

by Bob East

Franklin Graham Tour in Sydney 23-24 February 2019 Parish Council has decided that as a church we will not be promoting or endorsing this evangelistic event.  Why?  Because although there is no doubt Franklin will, like his father Billy, preach the gospel of Jesus faithfully, Franklin has unlike his father been very outspoken politically.  Some […]

The Archbishop’s Apology on Child Sexual Abuse

by Bob East

The Archbishop’s Apology on Child Sexual Abuse On Monday 22 October in the House of Representatives, our Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, delivered an emotional, heart-felt apology on behalf of the Parliament and the Australian people, to the survivors of child sexual abuse, including those in Anglican churches. That our Church was complicit in any […]

Graham & Wendy Toulmin (DRCongo with CMS), Are you feeling torn?

by Bob East

Graham & Wendy Toulmin (DRCongo with CMS) Many remember with prayer the Toulmins, Bishop Isesomo and the church in the DRC.  Here’s some prayer updates from them: Give thanks for: Graham’s surgery for prostate cancer in October and pray for his complete recovery so he can join Wendy back in Congo 20th November as planned. […]

GAFCON – a remarkable change in the Anglican Church world-wide, SYNOD – some highlights, UPDATE FROM PARISH COUNCIL

by Bob East

GAFCON – a remarkable change in the Anglican Church world-wide The Global Anglican Forum Conference – has already made a remarkable contribution to encouraging Anglican Churches world-wide to honour Jesus and obey the Bible.  GAFCON now represents 70% of the world’s Anglicans and effectively has replaced Lambeth and Canterbury as the effective Anglican Communion.  Peter Jensen has […]

New defibrillator, Thanksgiving Picnic & Sunday Celebration, The Law Is An Ass

by Bob East

New defibrillator   has been purchased for $2,500 & installed on the wall outside of Roughley Hall.  If a person stops breathing and their heart has stopped, this machine can be used by anyone to restart their heart, whilst CPR is administered.  The defib is self-instructing & you cannot shock people with it unless they need […]

News From the Watsons (Tanzania), Nextgen Thanksgiving Sunday 21st October, Nextgen Thanksgiving Picnic Saturday 20th Oct  11am to 1pm, Church Services at Christmas

by Bob East

News From the Watsons (Tanzania) Elizabeth has passed on email letters that our members have written to students.  “Workshop went well today-good attendance. Heavy rain early today & again @ 11am but now it’s fine. Approaching the wet season. Quite cool today. School has finished and Alan and Elizabeth have now left Katoke” and have begun […]

Trinity Sunday Today

by Bob East

Trinity Sunday Today I’m not into the church calendar much.  Are you?  From the dark places of my memory at Theological College I seem to remember it had a well-intentioned, but dubious origin.  And then there’s the special “saints days”, harvest festivals and a whole lot of very “Ordinary” Sundays. However, today I’m told is Trinity […]

Weekend Away, Dr Mark Stephens is opening God’s Word

by Bob East

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mum’s, Grand-mum’s, & the mum’s at heart at Gymea! May God bless you always! I’ve been asked to write a little blurb about our Church Weekend Away and why I am excited. So here are 5 reasons why I am excited for this year’s Weekend Away (& why I […]

We’re back!

by Bob East

We’re back! It’s so good to be back with you after our 5 weeks on Lord Howe Island.  It was an unforgettable time and we are very grateful for the team of staff and volunteers who led and cared for the church in our absence.  Thanks to Reg and Dorothy Piper and our guest preachers. We were emotionally […]