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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 8 August 2021

We’ve been enjoying a sojourn through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians over the past few weeks and todays’ reading from chapter 4:25-5:2 presents a challenge for the preacher; it contains many ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’. The list of don’ts is lengthy; speaking falsehoods, anger, theft, unwholesome talk, bitterness, rage, anger, brawling, slander and malice. That Paul […]

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Thought For The Week 1 August 2021

Haven’t the Olympics been a joy to watch? There’s something about the simple joy of the human body tuned to exceptional performance that is beautiful and awe-inspiring. These days with close up cameras and slow motion shots, the drama and the intensity is highlighted all the more. The admiration of athletic endeavour and human excellence […]

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Thought For The Week 25 July 2021

Welcome to our services of worship today, we really appreciate you    being here and hope you will be reminded in a new and fresh way just how much God loves you and seeks to bless you, today and every day. We are continuing in our miniseries in the wonderful epistle to the   Ephesians. This short […]

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Thought For The Week 18 July 2021

With our AGM coming up at the end of August, it is time to think about Parish Council nominations. Our Church is led by a wonderful, committed team with the future of our parish at heart. Perhaps you, or someone you know is being nudged to join us. At our AGM we can elect up […]

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Thought For The Week 11 July 2021

Today is the last day of official Matariki celebrations. For many of us, we are unfamiliar with the meaning and significance of Matariki but it has become a significant cultural event in our year and will be given a public holiday from next year. Matariki is the Maori term for the star cluster of Pelaides […]

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Thought For The Week 4 July 2021

Over the last few weeks we have been reflecting on the “Coracle”    weekend that a few of us attended back at the beginning of May. We’ve watched a series of videos in worship – on the Prestons project, on the Taneatua community garden, and on Kiwi church. It’s exciting to see people trying new things […]

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Thought For The Week 27 June 2021

Welcome to our services today and a special welcome if you are  visiting. As you read this Catherine and I will be enjoying the slightly warmer climate of Auckland as we take a mid-winter 10-day break from our work. We return on Monday the 5th, in time to celebrate          refurbished kitchen […]

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Thought For The Week 20 June 2021

Recently our family has enjoyed the Disney movie “Soul” (2020). This film follows the story of Joe Gardner, a music teacher who dreams of a career as a jazz musician. Just as he gets his big breakthrough, Joe’s story takes a sudden and unexpected turn, and he is left helping another character to discover their […]

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Thought For The Week 13 June 2021

There is quite a lot I admire about our church. One thing that stands out for me is the number of people who are involved in the ministry of public prayer which forms an integral part of our weekly service of worship. These folks bring carefully prepared prayers representing the general concerns of our congregation […]

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Thought for the Week 30 May 2021

In God every season has a purpose. This coming week we officially go into winter, A time when the cold slows everything down.  We see signs of nature taking a break all around us: our bare trees, animals hibernate and bulbs remaining dormant in the earth. We too can be guided by the cycles in […]

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