HOW DOES GOD SEEK LOST PEOPLE THROUGH US?

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Readings: Readings: Joshua 5:9-12, Psalm 32, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32  The ‘lost’ stories in Luke 15 Jesus tells to explain his behaviour of eating with sinners are very familiar. Jesus asks his audience if you had 100 sheep and lost one, would you not look for it? Given that most people wouldn’t have owned more than 15 animals, … Read More

Disaster falls on those who deserve it

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Week 3 Readings: Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Disaster falls on those who deserve it. If only, I say. If only God’s judgement might bring such trouble on the wicked. But take a moment to think, am I in trouble if this is the rule? After all how wicked do you need to be? People … Read More

BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU WANT

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Week 2 Readings: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:31-35, Luke 9:28-36  There are powerfully competing desires in Luke 13:31-35. Herod wants to kill Jesus, Jesus wants to rescue Jerusalem and her people, Jerusalem does not want Jesus. The result of this unhappy triangulation is Jesus will be killed in Jerusalem and Jerusalem will be destroyed. Despite Jesus wanting better things, why did it come to this?  It is clear what … Read More

HOW TO DEFEAT TEMPTATION

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Week 1 Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 1 John 2:15-17 sums up well the temptations the world offers: “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”. John is blunt, we cannot love these cravings and say we love God. Theologian Dallas Willard notes temptation becomes sin when … Read More

Great investment advice

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Galatians 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. You may not excel at the stock market, but you are a … Read More

Where is the hope for Australian Reconciliation?

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

I am reading “Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia” by David Hunt. It is an irreverent take on our beloved land which possibly only an Aussie would pen. I have been surprised by how our early history was full of government approved, conniving scoundrels, as wicked as any portrayed in a wild western. Amid Hunt’s humour, it is difficult to read of the treatment of Aboriginal people. Hunt conveys … Read More

Where every person matters

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

I am passionate about being a community where every person matters. Don’t you want to be part of a church where people love coming, they have friends, they belong, they are cared for, they know they will be missed? The larger the community the more difficult this can be. I guess the advantage is there is more variety of people to connect with. Yet, it can be challenging to find real connection in a crowd, who … Read More

Our Week of Prayer

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

There are so many good things we don’t do enough of. Many would list exercise, catching up with close friends, travel, eating healthily, reading books, having fun as some of these activities. Would you list prayer?  The Scriptures encourage us to pray always, with perseverance (Eph 6:18), for all things (Phil 4:6), with great expectation (Eph 3:20) and a growing … Read More

How to plan a successful year?

Heather WaldronNews, Pastor

Proverbs 16:1-3 (GNT) We may make our plans, but God has the last word. You may think everything you do is right, but the Lord judges your motives. Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out. How can you plan for a successful year? Do you work on personal and work goals? … Read More

2018 Thanks

Heather WaldronNews, Pastor

As a new year begins, I want to pass on my thanks for the many contributions made in our church over 2018. A brief survey of any one Sunday could identify 30 to 40 people serving in numerous ways. The number of people serving multiplies when we include the many other groups and activities which run through the weeks and … Read More