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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 8 December 2019

The theme for the second Sunday in Advent is Peace. Our lesson today is from Isaiah 11 which presents a staggering vision of peace which will be brought about by ‘a shoot from the stump of Jesse’. This in itself is a picture of gritty survival. Imagine a tree stump; the tree is all but […]

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Thought For The Week 1 December 2019

We have come around to the Advent season again. Advent is the time of the year when we pause to reflect on the gifts that are given to us through the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Through him we have been given hope that stretches beyond our current circumstances.  Peace that passes all understanding.  […]

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Thought for the Week 24 November

Welcome to our special combined service this morning. Today we will welcome new members, make a Christmas cake and worship Christ the King! Today also marks the 10th anniversary of the amalgamation of Trinity, Chalmers, St Paul’s and St Stephen’s into Timaru Presbyterian Parish. Happy birthday TPP! What does it mean to be a member […]

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Thought For The Week 17 November

As most of you will know, on Friday the 1st of November my mother,  Glenys, suffered a spinal stroke and was rushed to hospital.  Myself and all of the family are very, very thankful that mum is still with us.  All of us,     especially mum, are grateful for your continued prayers and support. If you […]

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Thought For The Week 10 November 2019

Saturday 2 Nov was a momentous day. South Africa won the Rugby World Cup for the third time. Catherine and I celebrated 28 years of marriage. And we hosted a gathering of Elders from around South Canterbury and the Alpine Presbytery resource team for a hui exploring the role of what has always been known […]

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Thought For The Week 3 November 2019

Well, we’re not quite into Advent yet, but the Warehouse already has its Christmas decorations on sale. Even in the church we are busy making plans for Christmas and the summer beyond. How did we get this far through the year so quickly?  I’d like a recount! I have two exciting pieces of news for […]

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Thought For The Week 27 October 2019

Welcome to our services today as we wrap up our mini series in 2 Timothy. Rory and I have both really enjoyed engaging with this part of the scriptures and we hope you have found some encouragement for your spiritual life as well. If you were at our AGM on Sunday 15 Sept, you would […]

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Thought For The Week 20 October 2019

As spring time rolls on around us, our church moves into a new season of activity and growth.  It was great fun to be with the Rhythm Kids            community again this last Tuesday.  There is so much energy and life in those wee kids.  It was also great to see the growth in fellowship in this group […]

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Thought For The Week 13 October 2019

Welcome to our services this morning. I trust that wherever you worship with us today – be it our heritage service at Trinity or our contemporary   service at St Stephen’s, you will encounter the life-giving Spirit of Christ and be encouraged in your faith. Today we are beginning a new 4-part series based in 2 […]

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Thought For The Week 6 October 2019

Welcome to our services today at Trinity and St Stephen’s. Our reading today is taken from the Old Testament book of Lamentations, which has also been titled the Wailings or Dirges. With such a heavy title it is a surprise to find one of the most hope filled verses in scripture:   22    Because of […]

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