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God and sinners reconciled

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Well, just a week until Christmas. I am sure you did not need me to remind you of that! However, I might need to remind you of this: take some time, make some time, to read the Bible and note the way its authors marvel at what God has done. The Son of God was [...]

Compassion project

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Last week, as part of our Advent response to the knowledge that Jesus will come back and ask us to account for our use of the things he has given us, we launched our Compassion project. Our aim is to support 60 needy children in the one area of Kalimantan, Indonesia. Further, we aim to [...]

Exercising faith

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Today is the second Sunday in Advent. Advent is a time to remember that Jesus will come back to His earth (no longer limited by humanity). So, Advent is a time to ask “Am I ready for His return?” Am I living for Him? Today is also our Compassion Sunday. We will be launching a [...]

Compassion project

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Today, all services will view a short video on the work of Compassion. Compassion works through local churches to lift needy children from poverty via a monthly sponsorship and by the power of letter writing to sponsored children. Next Sunday, Lil Starr from Compassion will be at all services to personally introduce Compassion’s work and [...]

Tax the church!

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Tax the church! So read the sign for one aspiring party in the recent Territory elections. Sounds almost fair doesn’t it? Why shouldn’t the churches pay tax? Surely that would be a vote catcher? Well, interestingly enough, Hugh MacKay in his research found that 88% of non churchgoers would like a church in their local [...]

From the Rector

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Shortly after Easter 2017, I will be taking long service leave for 15 weeks. In consultation with our Clergy Appointment representatives, the Bishop, and the Chair of Parish Council, I have appointed Red Taylor as locum for this period. So pray for Red and the staff as we prepare for this time. Following my long [...]

Humbly rely on the blessing of Almighty God

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

The preamble to the Constitution of Australia, notes Australia to be “humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God” as it became a federated nation. I often hear people talking of our constitution as though its intent was to guarantee freedom from religion. They are no doubt thinking of Section 116 which reads “The Commonwealth [...]

Foundation Day

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

On Friday Burgmann Anglican School celebrated its Foundation Day. This is also an important date for our church. It was our small church who really began the school! (Ask the Heywards for the full and inspiring story.) So as we celebrate with the school. We note that the baby has outgrown the parents by a [...]

What is a disciple?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Nearly everyone at GAC knows that we have called this a Year of Discipleship. Our preaching has taken this focus since the start of the Year. We commenced the year looking at Exodus and the “discipling” of the people to make them ready for the Promised Land. In the lead up to Easter we watched [...]

National Church Life Survey

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Today we are taking part in the National Church Life Survey at all services. This survey of church life is conducted in the same year as the national census, although at GAC we hope for a smoother execution of the process! (Apologies to all ABS workers). The aim is to gather information to assess where [...]