Café Church this month reflected on various mottos and slogans in sport – especially Olympics and football. Then we considered some of Paul’s use of athletic images in the scriptures to encourage the Christian disciple to focus and excel in Christian life. Most people know the Scout Motto or the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, but could we come up with something to spur the Christian on?
Mottos take a few shapes. The three words in series as above is not the only shape for a motto. It can be two ideas, either parallel or contrasting (eg One Team One; Mission or such as that often used when telling the inspiring story of Kerri Strug at the 1996 Olympics – “pain is temporary, pride is forever”) An example of a longer tag line I like is “there is no traffic on the extra mile”. So here are some suggestions from the Café Church folk for us to live by:
In Swan Hill – starting Aug 7th -(Note change of date) will be a six week discussion series on Paul’s First letter to Peter. This will be on Wednesdays at 11:15 am in the Foyer of the Anglican Function Centre. Come for our 10am communion service if you like with a cuppa at about 10:45am. The discussions will conclude y 12:30
The annual Fashion Parade of pre-loved items from our Shop at Nyah West is on again. Come and see the wide range at an entertaining afternoon. Have you seen the display at the Swan Hill Tourist Information Centre?
The Anglican Board of Mission has awarded the Coldrake Medal to Joan Blackman of Swan Hill and Heather Lawrence of Robinvale for outstanding and long service to the work of ABM. The Venerable Michael Hopkins, Archdeacon for the Mallee presented the medals on May 8th at Christ Church Swan Hill.