Thank you to Rose Scott for the decoration at St Andrew’s Coolah with many candles for the Pentecost Celebration. Janet, Brian and Malcolm helped by lighting all the candles for the service, to represent the flame of the Holy Spirit.
The Teresa Holley Memorial Bowls Day has been postponed to Sunday July 3rd. Come and join in this tradition Bowls Day held at the Dunedoo Bowling Club on the 3rd July, 2016. The day will start with a Church Service ‘Cafe…
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Very struck today by Five Helps for the New Year given one year by Bishop Michael Ramsey to his clergy
1. Thank God. Often and always. Thank him carefully and wonderingly for your continuing privileges and for every experience of his goodness. Thankfulness is a soil in which pride does not easily grow.
2. Take care about confession of your sins. As time passes the habit of being critical about people and things grows more than each of us realize. …[He then gently commends the practice of sacramental confession].
3. Be ready to accept humiliations. They can hurt terribly but they can help to keep you humble. [Whether trivial or big, accept them he says.] All these can be so many chances to be a little nearer to our Lord. There is nothing to fear, if you are near to the Lord and in his hands.
4. Do not worry about status. There is only one status that Our Lord bids us be concerned with, and that is our proximity to Him. “If a man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am there also shall my servant be”. (John 12:26) That is our status; to be near our Lord wherever He may ask us to go with him.
5. Use your sense of humour. Laugh at things, laugh at the absurdities of life, laugh at yourself.
Through the year people will thank God for you. And let the reason for their thankfulness be not just that you were a person whom they liked or loved but because you made God real to them.