Monthly Archives: May 2014

National Day of Thanksgiving


This Sunday 1 June will be our National Day of Thanksgiving in Walgett. We are thankful to God for our shopkeepers and the way they serve our community. It’s been a tough time through the drought, and because of the IGA fire in October last year meaning a lot of business has been lost.

And so we hope you can join us in giving thanks at a Thanksgiving Service 9am Sunday 1 June at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 21 Pitt St., Walgett. Sunday Club for kids; morning tea afterwards.

What shall we do?

There are many big moments that can change the course of our life… ‘You’ve got the job!’ ‘I do!’ ‘Congratulations, it’s a girl!’

As exciting as these moments are, they don’t come close to what happened on the Day of Pentecost.

The Holy Spirit came on the believers and they began speaking the truths of the risen Lord Jesus Christ so that all people could understand. This message has changed the course of the universe for eternity.

On hearing the believers, the crowd asked: ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’

‘Repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus,’ said Peter and the disciples.

Let’s be people that keep asking ‘what we shall do?’ in response to the risen Lord Jesus.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer

To the ends of the earth!

‘There is never a dull moment in the week when you’re a Christian,’ said a Christian lady to me this week. She’s right, this is where all the action is!

As we set out in Acts of the Apostles we’ll see that’s been the case for the last 2000 years. Acts is about the birth of the church; and we are the ripples in the pond from the pebble that was dropped 2000 years ago when Jesus rose to life. The world has never been the same since, and His mission continues to the ends of the earth today (Acts 1:8).

My prayer is that as we read Acts we’ll have a clearer understand of God’s plan for the world, and what that means for us, Barwon District Anglican Churches. I hope we not only see the action, but find how we each fit into it.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer

Greetings from the Solomon Islands!

I lost count the number of Christians in the Solomon Islands who asked me to pass their greetings and blessings on to you. So: greetings and blessings to you from the Solomon Islands!

Their warmth and love is astounding, if not embarrassing. Australia and the Solomon Islands have a long history, but I suspect it is thankfulness and appreciation of our partnership in Jesus Christ that gives this love. We are one family in Christ.

Let’s remember that the blood of Christ has brought us into God’s family with people from every nation, tribe, people and language (Rev 7:9). What a joy to be part of such a family. And so let’s lift up our brothers and sisters in prayer, and give thanks that together we are now children of God.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer