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Jo writes

by Mark Calder

Dear friends, Last week, two young German women stood in front of our house, backpacks bulging from their shoulders. It was dark and raining and they were lost. When we asked if they needed help, they literally said, “There is no room in the backpacker’s inn!” Three days later we said good-bye to them after […]

Two more unique carols opportunities

by Mark Calder

  Christmas spectacular Peregian – Peregian sporting fields – Wed 13 Dec, 630pm. Contemporary carol service – Tewantin – with full band 6pm, Sunday 17th Help with supper needed.

Farewell for Simon and all the Keiths

by Mark Calder

Lunch at Tewantin, 12noon, next Sunday 17th Dec. Please RSVP via clip boards or emailing the office (office@anglicanchurchnoosa.org). $10ea or  $20 per family. (GIFTS marked “Simon gift” – transfer into the church account or place in a marked envelope in the offering.)

They got want they wanted – but they lost what they had

by Mark Calder

I’m grieving today. But I’m not asking for sympathy. I’m only wanting to examine and explore it. It may be misplaced. I may be naïve, or blind, or ignorant, or arrogant. I share this for my own sake, and in case there are any out there who are experiencing a similar grief. In 1 Samuel […]

Simon writes

by Mark Calder

Dear friends, When I left theological college 13 years ago, I had no idea that I would ever specialise as a children’s minister, but these last 5½ years with you have been a tremendous blessing! In that time, thousands of children have heard the gospel in schools. We have built communities at Storytime. We have […]

Three unique carols events

by Mark Calder

Sunday 10th Dec Lessons and Carols 5pm, Sunshine Beach Wednesday 13th Dec Outdoor Family Carols 6pm, Peregian Sports grounds Sunday  17th Dec Carols, carols, carols 6pm, Tewantin

Christmas services

by Mark Calder

We’d love to have you with us at our Christmas services this year! Christmas Eve Sunshine Beach (Bicentennial Drive, opposite the state school) 730am Sunday service 4.30pm Family Carols 11pm Holy Communion Tewantin (17 William St) 930am Sunday service 6pm Family Carols Peregian Springs (at St Andrew’s College, 40 Peregian Springs Dr) 5pm Family Carols   Christmas Day […]

The meaning of Advent

by Mark Calder

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.      Phil 2:10-11 One day Jesus will return. We don’t know when that will be. It will be like a thief in […]

Jo Kadlecek-Gilbert + women’s retreat

by Mark Calder

Jo Kadlecek-Gilbert The Churchwardens are committed to seeing Jo continue next year. They’ve just worked on the budget and to have our Rector, an associate, Jo, Fiona and a part time children’s administrator will require an increase in offering over that received this year of 10%. Women’s retreat 2018 Please save the date – 24-25 February […]

Lenten studies

by Mark Calder

…start Wed 14th Feb, 730pm at Tewantin. We’re using a different approach next year. The first talk will be live, and the remaining 5, via video for use in our small groups which we are now going to call “Connect Groups”. We want to encourage everyone to give Connect Groups a try in Lent for […]