Melbourne - Scots' Presbyterian Church (Corner of Collins & Russell Streets) is holding its annual AFL Grand Final Church Service on Wednesday 24 September. The service celebrates the gospel's blessings for our lives, including the gift of sport. Over the past several years the event has built up to be a significant part of the AFL's Grand Final Week events.
The service challenges fans to look at the bigger picture of the Grand Final in context of living Life in its fullness. This is a timely reminder when the AFL Grand Final dominates our thoughts so intensely during this week.
Previous sermons for the service have come from Australian and international speakers. This year's speaker is Daniel Bullock, Western Bulldogs AFL Chaplain. Richmond player, Anthony Miles will attend the event and the AFL Premiership Cup will be on display for photos.
People are encouraged to wear their team scarf and enjoy a sausage sizzle from 12 noon. The service goes from 1pm to 1.40pm.
With several 100 expected, a brilliant guest speaker and inspiring message, this year's event will be bigger than before.
Jeremy Dover is a former sports scientist and pastor
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