The Sunday Summary [2012-41]

Well, when I said the storm was coming, it was certainly coming, and it hit. I am now in the process of remembering all that happened and will retroactively and retrospectively try to summarise all that happened during my hiatus from the blogosphere… But for now, here’s what has happened over the course of this week:


Monday was the final day of Mission Minded 2012, which I’ll go into more detail in a separate post. It was a tiring conference, but well worth it (as most conferences are…) When Gary finally dropped me off at The Flat I did a little unpacking and replaced some things into my room, before watching some tv. In the mid-evening I headed off to the movies with Nat to see Looper in Hornsby along with Lauren, Sam D and Nic. The premise of the film is that some way into the future they invent time travel, and a group of people organise to send people back in time to be killed (by Loopers) and their bodies disposed of. Good premise right!! The majority of the execution was well done as well, until about 3/4 of the way through the film when they mucked it all up by just going weird…. I’d give it a 6/10…

Tuesday was straight back into work, but I managed to do only menial tasks, since I was still quite tired from the weekend… In the evening I headed back to my folks place before we headed out to have dinner at Dai-Wah in Thornleigh, with Anna & Arthur. It was quite a tasty and filling dinner, of which I got a nice bunch of left-overs…

On Thursday I took the day off in lieu of the weekend. I spent most of the day in bed sleeping and watching movies and playing iPad games… We had family dinner at my folks place again, and this night we talked about church politics and the issues of leaving a church – the why, how and what to do… It was a very interesting discussion, and I’m not sure that we came to any good conclusions…
It was good to get back to Friday touch this week, having been away for a couple of weeks… Unfortunately Harold West Reserve seems to have been ploughed recently, making it difficult to play on. We resorted to moving the game to a small small corner of the oval, giving us not much room to move. We had a whole bunch of people come back to play, including TPayne and Dodo. I managed to put down 3 tries this week with some fancy footwork getting me through some tight spaces…

Yesterday morning we had our monthly Men’s Breakfast, which was fairly depleted this time around. The Lear’s played hosts with a great spread of cereals, followed by oven warmed crusty bread rolls, sausages bacon & eggs. We discussed a chapter on Men and Work which gave a great, but brief, biblical theology of work, followed by some encouraging ways in which we Christian Men should view work. For the rest of the day I didn’t do too much else…

This morning I headed out to Church By The Bridge in Kirribilli for their 9:45am service. They were meeting in St Aloysius’ College‘s hall due to some building renovations that were taking place. When I rocked up I was greeted by one of their pastors Ed who introduced me to a couple of others. When we got into the service there was some singing, kids talk, some interviews, announcements and prayers before the bible reading and sermon, which came from Matthew 13:24-43 given by Paul Dale. It was an interesting talk, not quite as exegetical as I would have hoped, rather it was more of a personal; here’s what I gleaned from the passage, rather than this is what the passage says to us. Whether what Paul got out of the passage was meant to be the same as what we are to take out was not explicitly mentioned, and I wonder if it is a good approach to preaching. It was also interesting to note that there weren’t particularly a great deal of note-takers in the congregation. After the service, over a cup of coffee, I met a few of the folks from the church, though I was standing around for a good couple of minutes in between getting the coffee and someone speaking to me…
Post church I ducked over to Crows Nest for a quick coffee (at SPARROW) and some work, running into Bree along the way, before heading back out to North Sydney to The Greenwood Hotel for the relaunch of ye olde clubbing institution Sounds On Sundays. The early shift saw some nice mellow tunes as plenty of people started to get their drink on in the sun, but as the day moved on and the sun ducked behind the buildings and the wind continued to pick up, so did the tunes, and the crowd. The music policy of the Courtyard was House, plain and simple, but the variations of House are varied, so we saw plenty of deep, tech, party, jackin’ and electro house throughout the day. There were a couple of faces of the old guard of SOS, but most seemed to be of the newer generation. All in all it was a fun day there, though I doubt I’ll be a regular, maybe only when Illya graces the decks with his cheeky brand of jackin’ chi-town house…

CHONG Written by:

a son of God & a son of man, minister of the gospel.

One Comment

  1. liz
    October 11, 2012

    glad you are back blogging= i was missing your weekly news

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