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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 19 December 2021

Moderators Christmas Message              “Are we nearly there yet?”   My young children used to routinely ask this question when we would make the Christmas Day journey from Timaru to Christchurch for a family Christmas lunch. They eagerly anticipated our arrival – loving hugs from grandparents,  another round of presents, plus a table heaving with […]

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Thought For The Week 12 December 2021

The third Sunday of Advent focuses on the theme of joy. Joy is a deep abiding confidence in the God who comes to us in our most desperate and dark times. Many are going through such times at present and really need to know the joy of the Lord, which provides us with strength and   […]

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Thought For The Week 5 December 2021

Covid 19 Protection Framework As you will be aware, the government has introduced a new response to the way we tackle the Covid 19 pandemic, moving away from lock-down levels to a traffic light system. This came into force on Friday 3 Dec. This presented our parish council with an important and difficult decision; whether […]

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Thought For The Week 28 November 2021

Welcome to our services of worship today on the first Sunday in Advent, the focus of which is hope. One thing we are all hoping for is a return to some kind of normal in our dealings with the Covid 19 pandemic. I’m not sure we will be getting normal, but we are facing a […]

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Thought For The Week 21 November 2021

Welcome to our combined service on Christ the King Sunday. Traditionally we would be having a ‘stir-up’ service, making a Christmas cake but alas this has fallen victim to Covid and restrictions around food preparation. Aside from that it is good to be together to celebrate the kingship of      Jesus who declared before Pilate that […]

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Thought For The Week 14 November 2022

Today we are dipping our toes into the subject of the ‘end times’ as we  examine Jesus’ words recorded in Mark 13:1-8 about the destruction of the temple and the signs of the end. This is a fascinating topic and one that is complex and rife with various interpretations. The Covid pandemic has certainly sparked […]

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Thought For The Week 31 October 2021

I have been spending quite a bit of time this week working out how to comply with Covid 19 regulations to enable a sport event to go ahead. It is the second attempt as first one earlier this month was postponed till November. We have been running this event for many years and have it down […]

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Thought For The Week 24 November 2021

Here we are at Labour Weekend again, a time when many of us in New Zealand think towards springtime and our plans for new life in the garden.  It’s also a time for spring cleaning for clearing out the detritus that inevitably builds up in our everyday lives. As Christians our hope is found in […]

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Thought For The Week 17 October 2021

I recently got caught in a Facebook discussion with folk who are upset at the government’s latest moves to mandate vaccination against Covid for teachers and health workers. What struck me most in this discussion was the tone of my interlocutors. They were very certain about the rightness of their views, as if they had […]

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Thought For the Week 10 October 2021

After a couple postponements I’m very pleased we can be together in  worship and attend to our AGM, which follows the service. I do hope you can stay around for that. We have 3 new and 1 returning parish councillors to elect and the budget for 2021/22 to approve. Both are important matters for our […]

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