CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF GOD’S GRACE

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Sunday September 9 marked the 100th anniversary of St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Reservoir (RPC) with an all day celebration attracting more than 250 past and present members plus others who had a connection with RPC.  The program included two services, one of which was live-streamed overseas, and a series of interviews with representatives from each decade, starting with the 1950’s.  …

PYV Bonfire Night

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On Friday Night (13th July), PYV (Presbyterian Youth Victoria) had their social event for the year. This year’s event was a Bonfire Night held at New Life Presbyterian Church in Officer where approximately 110 youth and leaders came together to eat delicious food, play games and hear a gospel talk by Rev Dave Martin. Dave spoke from Matthew 1 saying …

Ordination of Jesse Walz

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On 1 July 2018, the North Western Presbytery had the pleasure of appointing and ordaining Jesse Walz to the appointment charge of Eaglehawk, near Bendigo in central Victoria. The service of worship commenced at 6:30 pm with the Presbytery Moderator, Rev Bruce Riding leading. Rev Dave Martin (from the New Life Presbyterian Church at Officer) preached the charge using as …

Health and Community Chaplaincy Committee (HCCC)’s 2018 Chaplains Service

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The Health and Community Chaplaincy Committee’s annual Chaplains’ Service was held on Sunday, 1 July 2018, at St Stephens, Flemington Presbyterian. The service included the commissioning of the PCV’s new Pastoral Support Worker – Ministry Wives, Mrs Robyn Johnson. This annual service is also an opportunity for Chaplains associated with the HCCC to be re-commissioned for the year ahead. Rev …

Licensing and ordination of Nathan Runham – Chaplain, Australian Defence Force

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On Friday, 29 June 2018, Eltham Presbyterian congregation was host for a special dual-focus night for the Presbytery of Melbourne North in recognising the ministry of Chaplain Nathan Runham. Don Elliott (moderator) led the service of licensing, and then ordination. Martin de Pyle preached for the occasion. We enjoyed an excellent ADF video presentation promoting Army Chaplaincy – “starring” our …

Ordination and Induction of Luke McSeveny

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Rev Andrew Bray Presbytery Moderator On Friday, 1st June 2018 the Presbytery of Geelong conducted the Ordination and Induction of Luke McSeveny into the Parish of Geelong West. Because the Congregation lost its suite of buildings in April 2015 by arson with a rebuild in process, the Worship service was conducted in the North Geelong Presbyterian Church premises. It was …

Dedication and Commencement Service for Rev Chris Siriweera as Ministry Development Officer

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FRIDAY 1 JUNE, at Surrey Hills – one of the best sides of the church was on display. For the induction of Rev Chris Siriweera (as our new Ministry Development Officer), nearly a full house was present and we enjoyed sweet fellowship, great singing and the preaching of God’s Word. Testimony was given of the congregational love and respect for …

Rev Chris Siriweera – Ministry Development Officer

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We congratulate Rev Chris Siriweera on his appointment as the new Ministry Development Officer for the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. The unanimous vote at the recent Urgent Meeting of Assembly on 19 March shows the high regard the Assembly has for Chris, and its strong opinion that he has the gifts and graces required to serve the church in this …

Ministry Conference at Presbyterian Theological College

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Last week, many of our ministers attended the three-day ministry conference at the Presbyterian Theological College and were taught by David Cook, Alasdair Paine and David Jones. The focus was on the books of Philippians and Titus, as well as learning how to read and teach the bible and being prepared for the realities of life in ministry. The hall …