Equipped for Ministry

Equiped for Ministry

We have an enormous number of our church family engaged in a wide range of ministries. We have people involved in everything from spending an hour or two at the Anglicare shop or at open church, through to those able to put many hours into the children’s ministries we run. God loves us to use…

Hidden Heros

You’ll read in this bulletin of the generous donation someone has made to repair the organ. It is not the only generous donation people have made recently to God’s work through our church. People’s financial sacrifices have also been echoed by the sacrifices others have made in seeking to love people in the context of difficult relationships. I have had an…

Toulmin’s News

Pounding Fou Fou

From Aru, DR of the Congo 5:45pm. We are just back from the market and while Wendy Toulmin carries the bananas and vegetables for tomorrow’s meals into the house, I head for the Cyber Cafe which is about 250 metres away. As I come round the corner of a former missionary family’s house which is now…

Seeing Jesus in Surprising Places

Seeing Jesus in surprising places

Our world gets excited about the impressive things that go on around us. We do too. And sometimes the mundane things we do don’t always seem that important. I am always impressed by our faithful team who regularly go to Anita Villa to sing some hymns and share some good news. To the outsider, watching…

Take the Anglicare Challenge!

Anglicare Logo

A customer came into the Campbelltown Anglicare shop and gave the manager a box as a present. Upon opening, it contained a heart shaped bottle of perfume and a simple handwritten note saying “Thank you for keeping me alive!” The manager was puzzled and asked what it was about and the lady said “thank you…

The church of the future

The church of the future

The young people that God has blessed us with are the ones we will look to one day to carry the torch of the gospel that we were once given. They may not do things they way we would, they may not have the experience or wisdom that God has moulded in us over the…

Greg Lake – about Asylum Seekers

The Island of Nauru

Greg Lake 7.30 this Wednesday, Holy Trinity, Wentworth Falls Greg Lake is familiar to a number of people at St Hilda’s as he visited some months ago to talk about the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, or rather, those who have not yet made it to our shores. Greg is well qualified…

Can you spare some time for a key gospel ministry?

SRE - a key gospel ministry

SRE is a crucial ministry: Special Religious Education or ‘Scripture’ in our Schools is a privilege God has given us to proclaim the good news of Christ’s love to the next generation. This opportunity may not always be there and so it is one we must not neglect while we have it. Especially since so…

Preaching Jesus

Preaching Jesus

One of the visiting parents who came to Education Sunday last week came up and thanked me for all we do at St Hilda’s for the community. She said ‘You preach Jesus’ and I interrupted her; ‘Unashamedly!’ she smiled and then said; ‘But you also help in many ways to build our community’ and she…

Local Heroes

Recognising the Local Heroes who teach our children and prepare them for life

Education Week Today we welcome parents and students from Katoomba Public School to our 10.30am service to celebrate Education Week. This year we’ll not only be showcasing some of the students great talents but also recognising the Local Heroes who teach our children and prepare them for life. Local Hero’s tend not to get much…