Keeping in Contact with us and Thank you, Acting Rector Update

Keeping in Contact with us

Jane and I love the family of Gymea church so it’s going to leave a big hole in our lives not meeting with you week by week.  We will be living in Jannali, just over 500m from Jannali Anglican which we plan to make our new spiritual home.  It’s a great church and we look forward to serving however the Lord and the leadership would prefer.  Gordon and Jean Robinson, and Reg & Dorothy Piper have been a  great examples to us of serving in “retirement”.

Our view is that the old Senior Pastor must move out and leave space for the new senior pastor to lead, share his vision and build pastoral relationships with the members.  But that doesn’t mean Jane and I won’t want to see you or that if you see us in the street that we’ll run and hide!  We hope to have an “open house” at our new home soon so we can invite you over and share a cuppa in our “white house” with you.  During the next 6 months before David Fell comes, I can be available for funerals if the wardens and acting rector wish.

Thank you again for our fellowship in Jesus …

Thank you – to all who have sent emails or cards or personal wishes of good will for Jane and me in our “retirement”.  We will miss you all deeply and I’m sure it will hit us heavily on Monday morning 14th! Thank you to those who have so kindly arranged our farewells. I thank God for His kindness and grace in saving me and for the extra grace in the privilege of serving for the past 11 years in such a great family of God.

Acting Rector Update

Rev Canon Michael Blake has been appointed by Bishop Hayward to this role commencing on Monday 28th June and continuing till Rev David Fells arrives in early January.  From 14th- 27th June, Bishop Hayward will be the acting rector of Gymea. Please make these brothers in Christ warmly welcome, as they serve and lead you.

 Your brother In Christ, Graham Crew

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