The latest issue of The Australian Church Record is out – and includes discussion of the coming Archbishop’s Election Synod. From the ACR website.
“The Bible speaks with a clear and united witness. Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed. The Servant was pierced for our transgressions. He died, as Caiaphas prophesied, in the place of the people. He was set forth as a propitiation for our sins. He became a curse for us, bearing our sins in his body on the tree, drinking the cup of God’s wrath, giving his life as a ransom for many.”
If you are within striking distance of St. Helen’s Bishopsgate…
“There’s a UK based memorial service for John Chapman (Chappo) coming up soon. It’s St Helen’s Bishopsgate on Friday 1 March at 3pm and is a good opportunity for those who have been grateful to God for this man of God to acknowledge that together.”
– so writes Adrian Reynolds at the Proclamation Trust.
“With the Diocese’s 150th birthday pilgrimage set to start in Eden this weekend, Bishop Stuart Robinson will officially receive the 2 metre cross he will carry at 1pm this afternoon (February 14). … it is a compelling invitation to share Jesus’ message of life, salvation and hope with others. ‘My aim is to highlight the ministry of Christ crucified, risen, ruling and returning,’ he said.”
– Stuart Robinson, Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn, would be very glad of your prayers as he speaks evangelically at every opportunity during the pilgrimage. Story here.
“About 12 months ago, soon after my appointment as Principal of Ridley Melbourne was announced, I received an invitation to have a cup of tea with Stuart Barton Babbage in his home in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Meeting Babbage was a memorable experience…”
– Dr Brian Rosner gave the address at last week’s Memorial Service in Melbourne for Dr Stuart Barton Babbage. (Photo: Ridley College.)
“No individual, organization, association or entity, whether incorporated or not, may use, assume, or adopt in any way, directly or indirectly, the registered names and the seal or mark of The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina as are set out below or any names or seal that may be perceived to be those names and seal or mark.”
– A S Haley, ‘the Anglican Curmudgeon’ quotes the Temporary Restraining Order issued to protect the Diocese of South Carolina.
“The order goes into effect immediately, so it will essentially force the remnant group meeting this Saturday to adopt a different name for the entity it will form, and by which it will be known. The governing documents which are scheduled for approval (a Constitution and Canons based on the former diocesan version before changes were approved in 2011 and 2012) will need to be changed to remove all references to “the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina” and “the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.” The order will remain in effect until February 1, when a hearing will be held…”
– Report from Fox News. (h/t SydneyAnglicans.net)
The Bishop of Tasmania, John Harrower, has launched the Tasmanian Anglican Bushfire Appeal.
And the Bush Church Aid Society has also launched an appeal. Details from their website.
“The end of the Mayan calendar may have unleashed a slew of predictions that the world is about to end – but this morning true believers were few and far between in towns designated safe zones from the impending apocalypse. …”
“The pews of St George’s Tron in Buchanan Street were busy as 500 worshippers came to hear its minister, the Rev Dr Willie Philip, deliver the final sermon. …
Before beginning his sermon yesterday, the minister told members that all further services were being held at a hall in nearby Bath Street.” – Story from The Scotsman.
Meetings now to be held at 25 Bath Street, Glasgow.
- Dr William Philip’s last sermon in the old building (am 9th December 2012).
Life Investment with Jesus. Matthew 10:16-42.
- Bob Fyall (pm 9th December 2012). Loving the Institution and Hating the Gospel. Jeremiah 71–8:3.