2017 General Assembly Opening Night

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The Opening Night of our 2017 General Assembly “The Heart of the Reformation” was held on Monday evening, the 9th October at The Scots’ Church, Melbourne. Rev Robert White was re-installed as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria for a second term. The St Andrews Christian College Choir, led by their leader and pianist, Mr Luke Batty, delighted the …

9 October 2017 – The Heart of the Reformation

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Opening Night of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria’s General Assembly 7:30pm, Monday 9 October at Scots’ Church, corner of Russell and Collins Streets, Melbourne “We give thanks to you, O God, we … tell of your wonderful deeds” (Psalm 75:1) … we meet together to celebrate the amazing work of God in the 16th century Reformation. In this very month, …

AFL Grand Final Service 1pm Wednesday 27 September 2017

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The Scots’ Church Melbourne is hosting the annual AFL Grand Final Service   Come and join us for a sausage sizzle from 11:30am to 2pm Guest Speaker: Pastor Sean Heldsinger, Chaplain St Kilda AFL Football Club Everyone is welcome and encouraged to wear their team scarf Prizes for the best footy themed attire Display your personal favourite football photo (conditions …

John Wilson in Malawi – Days 1 to 3

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DAY 1 – 26 August 2017 31 hrs transit seems as nothing when I land in one of my favourite places, after a 5-year absence – Chileka International Airport, Blantyre. Everything comes back quickly – the dust and soot in the air, the bad roads, and tragic sights of poverty and struggle all around. John and Sue (missionaries from Eltham …

St Andrews Christian College tour

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The Principal of St Andrews Christian College, Mrs Catriona Wansbrough, welcomed members of the PCV Commission for Church Institutions onto the Wantirna campus for a Reception and school tour. Mrs Wansbrough, together with members of her executive team, graciously received the PCV delegation with the purpose of building warmer and more productive relationships between church and school. The St Andrews story is …

John Knox and the Scottish Reformation of 1560

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  a reformation harder … less likely … but, in the end: DEEPER This talk was delivered by John P Wilson, Clerk of Assembly, at the Bundoora Presbyterian Church on 5th July 2017.  1. Pre-reformation Scotland – why reform was harder … and less likely   3 factors: geographical, political, ecclesiastical. a) Geographic isolation Both Renaissance and Reformation made spectacular advances …

Summary of the PYV OS17 Malawi trip

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Written by Savanna, one of the members of the PYV OS17 team “On Friday, June 23rd 2017, our months and months of preparation physically, spiritually and emotionally became a reality as we boarded our plane to Malawi. Our team was made up of ten people from Presbyterian churches across Victoria and together we spent 24 days in Blantyre, Malawi. Our …

Belgrave Heights Christian School tour

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Last week the Principal of Belgrave Heights Christian School, Mr Andy Callow, welcomed members of the PCV Commission for Church Institutions onto the campus for a Reception and school tour. Mr Callow, together with his executive team, graciously received the PCV delegation with the purpose of building warmer and more productive relationships between church and school. The Belgrave Heights Christian …

John Calvin – a 2nd generation reformer

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This talk was delivered by John P Wilson, Clerk of Assembly, at the Bundoora Presbyterian Church on 28th June 2017. I wonder if Gerard Cauvin knew he had a genius son? We’d all like to think our children are gifted. You know how many parents tell Paula at parent-teacher night: ‘our Johnny is quite gifted, you know’. [sub-text being: …………………] OK, …

Whites’ trip to Hungary and Romania

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  Sue and I will be flying to Hungary on Tuesday, August 1st to visit Laszlo and Eva Mihalyi and Joy Hill who are PCV supported missionaries working in Budapest. We will be staying with Laszlo and Eva while we are there and look forward to sharing with them the greetings and support of PCV and encouraging them in the …