Anglican Church of Australia

Anglican Church Southern Queensland

Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 24th December 2017 : 23 December 2017 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    This past month we have been journeying together through the season of
    Advent. A time in our liturgical calendar when we wait expectantly for the
    coming of Christ and prepare to celebrate the first Christmas. Lots has been
    done both spiritually and practically. A big thank you to all who have
    contributed to the recent activities in the parish.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 17th December 2017 : 16 December 2017 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    This week I have celebrated yet another trip around the sun. Over the past few years my birthday has corresponded with the release of the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga. As I wait expectantly during Advent I also wait expectantly for the release of the latest offerings from Lucas Films.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 10th December 2017 : 16 December 2017 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    We are now into the second week of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting. Waiting in our modern times has become problematic due to the expectations we place on ourselves and each other in a world where everything is expected to be instant.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 3rd December 2017 : 29 November 2017 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    Today we come together to celebrate the first Sunday in Advent. This is a time in our church calendar when we are to wait expectantly for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas. It is also a time to wait for the return of Christ in the Second Coming. It is a time of waiting.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 26th November 2017 : 25 November 2017 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    This week saw the start of our regular mid-week service on Wednesdays at 7am. Six people came to start their day in worship. I always like to start my day in prayer/worship/reflection, and to celebrate the Eucharist was particularly special on Wednesday morning. Some people call Wednesday ‘Hump Day’ as it is often the middle of the week and after you get over the hump it is all down hill until the weekend. What better way to approach the day than intentionally spending time with God in worship.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 19th November 2017 : 17 November 2017 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    This coming Wednesday we are introducing a new mid-week service at 7am.
    This is a response to the feedback that was given at our recent Mission Action
    Planning sessions. The need to pray, individually and corporately, was the most
    popular response given by parishioners.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 12th November 2017 : 09 November 2017 : Bloggers

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    This week our parish came together to join the nation as we stopped to watch a horse race. Wouldn’t it be great if the nation stopped to focus on something more than a horse race or sporting event. Maybe that is just pie in the sky thinking?

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 5th November 2017 : 03 November 2017 : Bloggers

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    This week we have seen the introduction of a new home group. This group is using the Pilgrim series to explore their faith and it was wonderful to see the group share their journey and talk about what it means to be a Christian today. We discussed how important it is to come together for worship and have our own prayer and study time. Coming together as a group helped us to reflect on our commitment to living our lives according to the Way.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 29th October 2017 : 27 October 2017 : Bloggers

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    On Tuesday night the Parish Leadership Team met to discuss the recent Mission Action Plan (MAP) workshops. The team was made up of members of parish council and other leaders drawn from the parish community.

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  • Rev'd Scott's Musings - Sunday 22nd October 2017 : 21 October 2017 : Bloggers

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
    In this week’s gospel reading we see the Pharisees try and trick Jesus into making a mistake that will see him sign his own death warrant. This passage has been used throughout the ages to talk about taxes and church and state relationships.

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