Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2) Here is a call to prayer to be taken seriously. Too often, however, Christians hear the call to pray as a … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends, Can I encourage you, as you finish reading this letter, to pray? A simple suggestion, but — for most of us — a big ask. In these Bulletin letters I have been sharing … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Dear brothers and sisters, There is a haunting, beautiful and, to be frank, depressing song by Radiohead which I came across for the first time in a few years last week. Fake Plastic Trees has a … Read More

Letter from Luke Shooter

Dear brothers and sisters, Do you remember your first time at St Thomas’? Do you remember why you joined St Thomas’? I still remember the first time I came to St Thomas’. It was a … Read More

Letter from Mike Clark

Dear Friends, “…And self-control” (Galatians 5:22) Last on Paul’s list of fruit of the Spirit, self-control doesn’t tend to get a lot of good press these days. It doesn’t fit particularly well with our present … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Prayer is faith speaking. Christian faith is, of course, faith in God. It is that confident trust in God’s goodness to us — made possible by his promises spoken to us in the … Read More

Letter from Gerard O’Brien

Dear St Thomas’ family My first Summercamp was in 2014. 45 high school students set out for the beautiful Youthworks Rathane campsite in Port Hacking. There were only two students attending who had just finished … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends I wonder whether our prayers these days are too bold. Is there an assumption in some of our praying that — not to put too fine a point on it — we are … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (1John 5:14) Too often, I fear, we give little thought to … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends I am praying — will you join me in this? — that 2021 will be a year in which we know in fresh and deep ways the goodness of Almighty God, a year … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters,  Twas the week before Christmas and an air of gloom, despair and panic hung over the city. Things had been going so well – people were eating and drinking, marrying and being … Read More