HCCC Christmas function

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On the 6th of December, the Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee celebrated at its annual Christmas function for Committee members, HCCC Staff & PCV Associated Chaplains and special guests. Those attending and invited guests were: HCCC Convener: Rev Phil Court HCCC Co-ordinator : Mrs Kathy James HCCC Administrator: Mrs Anne Harvey HCCC members : Revs Phil Chang, Grant Vayne, Daniel …

HMWA winds up after 83 years ministry

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After 83 years in operation, the gospel-support ministry of Home Mission Workers Association has concluded. We thank God for many blessings that have been seen and felt from the work of HMWA over the years of its existence. Originating as an urgent need during the Depression years when home missionaries were often in need of life’s daily home necessities, it …

General Assembly opening address 2017

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This year’s General Assembly opened with a stirring address by our re-installed moderator Rev Robert W White. Celebrating the Reformation was theme of the Opening Service, and this address by Robert takes up the theme of the true treasure of the church being the glorious Gospel of Christ Jesus our Lord  – which, of course, is the subject of the 62nd …

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 …