Posts by Mark Calder

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Recent sermons preached by Philip Calder and Michael Calder

by Mark Calder

Some may be interested in these recent sermons preached by Philip Calder and Michael Calder at their churches (Willows Presbyterian church in Townsville where Philip is very involved as a member) and St Bart’s Toowoomba where Michael works three days a week as a ministry intern. Philip Calder on James 1 Michael Calder on Romans […]

Churches of Noosa Carols on the River

by Mark Calder

This year, all the Noosa churches are working more closely for the annual outdoor carols event in the Noosaville Lions Park on Gympie Terrace on Sunday 16th December. Here’s a note from the director of music for the event: We would like to extend an opportunity for any musicians and singers to audition for our […]

Men’s dinner – now open to women

by Mark Calder

Parish Dinner Our keynote speaker is Kanishka Raffel, the Dean (Senior Minister) of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. Here is what Kanishka had to say about his upcoming visit: Kanishka, with his 2 sisters, was raised Buddhist by his mother, a Sinhalese Buddhist of Sri Lankan origin. His father is of European origin but is a […]

Our Vision

by Mark Calder

In this morning’s message, Mark mentioned our Vision 2020, launched in August 2014. Some may not have seen this before – so – here it is! You can how far we’ve come – and how far we have to go!! Our 2020 vision has been 2000 years in the making! That is, the church has […]

Hosting Jesus Explained

by Mark Calder

Mark would love to offer the Jesus Explained course as a follow up to the “If you could ask God anything” series. He’s aiming for the first four Thursday nights in November. If would have a ministry and joy in hospitality, have a roomy living area and would love to host this course, offering a […]

Blessing clergy over summer

by Mark Calder

Dear friends From time to time I receive requests from (Sydney) clergy asking ‘do you know anyone going away at Christmas who would like someone to mind their house?’ Noosa of course, is an attractive option! I’m never quite sure what to do with these requests, as I don’t wish to presume upon any one, […]

Christians experience depression too

by Mark Calder

Dear friends, Last Sunday I said that among the many indicators that we live among people who are harassed and helpless – like sheep without a shepherd – is that many people require anti-depressants. Of course, many Christians also need such medication. I did not mean to infer that depression is an indication that someone […]

Playgroup at Peregian

by Mark Calder

Storytime relaunching as Playgroup. Did you know there are over 1,100 primary aged children at Peregian State School and over 1,200 students at St Andrew’s College, Peregian Springs? That’s a lot of families in our community – many of these families often come from other states or countries disconnected from extended family or husbands work […]

September Samaritan Care List

by Mark Calder

Please remember to take this list with you as your shop. Download a printable PDF here.  Hospital Strength Sustagen (Woolworths or Pharmacy) Gift Vouchers ~ Woolworths or Coles Full Cream and Skim Long Life Milk Tinned Fish in Brine Gluten Free Food Healthy Snack Food Tinned Meat Fruit Juice Nuts Fruit & Nut Mix Wheat […]