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Hi, my name is Sophie.

I am the full-time Office Administrator and part-time Organist at St Andrew’s. My main role as Office Administrator is to assist Rev Dr Colin Nicholson (Priest-in-Charge), our locum, to lessen his administrative workload.

Also, my main duty is to help prepare Sunday services and support our wonderful ministry teams at St Andrew’s. It is my great joy to serve the Lord at St Andrew’s and praise His Glory with music as organist and pianist for our 8.30 am Sunday service choir and congregation.

My journey with Jesus began with a lifelong question about life and death when I first witnessed my late grandmother’s sudden death. After intensive Bible studies and discussions, I realised that I cannot fully grasp Almighty God’s power and plans for human beings, including me. However, His love and mercy were fulfilled by Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection and it was enough for me to surrender to Him, my Saviour and my Lord, and to His unfailing love.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

It has been a great privilege for me to ask former rectors Rev Alan Moore and Rev John Arnold any questions I have regarding the matter of life and death, which is always in my mind. I am interested in the topic of traumatic loss (bereavement).

If you are experiencing any kind of life difficulties and would like to talk to us, please feel free to contact the church office on (07) 3844 3808. I would like to listen to your story and arrange an appointment with one of our ministers who are here to help you.

Also, my heart goes out to anybody whose loved ones are overseas as mine are, as it has been very difficult not being able to see them face to face during the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope and pray that our Lord will take care of our families and friends overseas and us here in Australia.

If you have any prayer requests, please send them to me by email (sophiej@st-andrews.org.au) as we have dedicated prayer chain members to pray for you. 

If you own a Golden Labrador Retriever, you are already my friend. 😊

Please feel free to visit St Andrew’s alone or with your partner or best friend. I will be delighted to meet you in person. The church office is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Sophie
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