2018 05 07 Parish Council

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10 May, 2018

St Matthias Parish Council

7 May 2018 7:45 pm

Dot Point Summary


Laurie Scandrett

Paul Buckley

Paul White

James Harricks

Gary Wallis

Summary of Meeting

Building Renewal

Delay in process due to changed engineering requirements

Quotes obtained for large air movers (fans) for the church

Obtaining quotes for lighting and carpeting

Church Seating

Obtaining more quotes

Looking at historical obligations with pew markings

Formulation process to allow members to buy a pew

Chain Gate

Obtain quote for repair of supporting post



James Harricks 3-20 July, 15-24 June Gafcon

Chris Holding - Paternity Leave ???

Paul King - 23-30 June


Laurie Scandrett 12-28 June

Paul White 23 May - 18 June

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2018 06 14 Rector's News

Hi friends,

In growth group this morning we looked at 2 Samuel 6... a most interesting chapter in the context of David's crowning as king and entry into Jerusalem. It is well worth reading through before Sunday. In particular, I think the question worth asking is why this chapter is necessary. ie Why not just go from chapter 5 to chapter 7? 

This Sunday, Archie Poulos will host a gifts workshop. It will be a great help as we work together and encourage each other to use our gifts. Please plan to stick around after morning church or to come in early if you are normally at Night Church.  11:30am in the Barnabas Centre. I've attached the preparatory work to complete before Sunday. 

We have had a request this morning for accommodation help for a local refugee. Here is the message: 'A refugee working in Paddington needs accommodation for 6 - 7 months from the end of June. He is 41, single, a people person, self-sufficient, with very good English. He has worked for UNSW on a casual basis. For more information please ring/text Jenny on 0404893374, or email jenni.ken@hotmail.com'.  

Finally, please remember that we are having a food drive over the month of June. If you are able to bring some non-perishable items to church on Sunday to contribute, that would be great. 

I'm heading to Jerusalem tomorrow - please pray for the GAFCON gathering over the next week. Many of the brothers and sisters are coming from contexts where there is terrible persecution from within and without the church. They have suffered beatings and killings in some countries, and been sued and lost property and ministry positions in other countries for holding to the truths of the gospel... even from their own denomination. Please pray that there would be encouragement and refreshing as we gather around God's great gospel and encourage each other to hold firm to the gospel that is such good news, even in times of turmoil and challenge. 

Grace and peace,