Pastors Letter (Page 2)

Pastors Letter (Page 2)

Pastor’s Letter – June 19th

Dear Friends, I hope you’ve had a great week so far. I know lots of you have heard that the Winters have had quite a bad run of sickness lately. Thanks for all those who’ve messaged and been praying for us – you’ll be glad to know that we’re all feeling a bit healthier again this week which has been a great relief! I’ve had to miss two…

Pastor’s Letter – June 12th

Hello, As I write this I’ve just finished watching the evening news, which included a number of items about the rising cost of living. Interest rates, gas prices, petrol prices, food prices… it seems the impact is unavoidable. So, last Sunday might have seemed an odd time to give a church finance update with an encouragement for people to increase their giving to…

Pastor’s Letter – June 5th

G’day, I recently read a great book, and I’ve been struck by how well it connects with this Sunday’s passage in Ephesians 4. Being the Bad Guys by Stephen McAlpine begins with the observation that “Only a few generations ago, Christianity was the good guy, the solution to what was bad… [but now] the tide has shifted… Christianity is viewed as the bad guy. Christianity is…

Pastor’s Letter – May 29th

Dear Friends, Tomorrow at Grace Conference the speaker Jenny Salt will be preaching from the book of Hosea with the women present. Hosea stands out in the Bible as possibly the most graphic portrayal of God’s amazing love and grace and faithfulness towards sinners like you and me. It’s the kind of story that should be on our TV or cinema screens as a gritty character…

Pastor’s Letter – May 22nd

Dear Friends, As I write this, it’s election day tomorrow. As you read it, there is every likelihood that you’ve already cast your vote. Politics in our present age matters, because it is a privileged opportunity for us to influence the shape of the society we live in. It is one small way we can love our neighbour by seeking the good of the wider community rather than…

Pastor’s Letter – May 15th

Dear Friends, I am wondering how your week has been going? For us it’s included our 3 kids and I coming down with COVID. The Winter household are also unwell with a nasty non-COVID virus. It can be easy to think of all the things we could be doing if we weren’t resting up in isolation. But God has reminded Peta and I that he has it all in hand and he will continue…

Pastor’s Letter – May 8th

Dear Friends, As I step into the role of Senior Pastor here at Trinity Church Brighton, I am very thankful for the wonderfully warm welcome my family and I have received. I hope you found last Sunday’s service as encouraging as we did. It was tremendous to meet so many people over lunch too. Thanks to all those who contributed to the day and to those who have been so kind…

Pastor’s Letter – May 1st

Dear Friends, For those who were able to join us on Sunday, it felt like a special day as we marked ‘an ending’… specifically the end of our interim period between senior pastors. It’s been a hard patch in some ways. Change always triggers a range of emotions, and we’ve had plenty of change as we’ve said goodbye to Cameron and his…