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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 12 June 2022

Welcome to our very special ‘Chosen” service today. Chosen is an innovation on traditional child sponsorship that allows children to choose their sponsor (rather than the sponsor choosing the child). Anyone who would like to sponsor a child has their photograph taken and this is sent to the project in Bangladesh for a child to […]

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Thought for The Week 5 June 2022

Trinity Roof Replacement – Insurance claim What’s happened?  Some months after the hail storm of November 2019 contractors working on a neighbouring property informed us that we had significant hail damage to the roof of the church and hall at Trinity. This damage was not visible from the ground. The damage is quite extensive and […]

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Thought For The Week 29 May 2022

Last week I attended the dedication of Hope West Melton’s new worship  facility- a 150 seat extension to the original church plus new children and youth spaces. I began my ministry journey 12 years ago as an intern at West Melton. This congregation had dwindled to around 12 people before reaching out to Hornby Presbyterian […]

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Thought for the Week 22 May 2022

As Autumn draws on, the leaves fall, and wintry winds blow, it can be easy to feel a little tired and even glum. That’s how I was feeling on Wednesday – I’d had a very busy few weeks, and with a slower day I just felt tired!  As you can imagine, I wasn’t feeling too […]

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Thought For The Week 15 May 2022

Today we are reflecting on the story from Acts of the conversion of Cornelius, a Roman centurion. Our reading focusses on Peter explaining his actions to the church leaders in Jerusalem. He had taken the unusual step of entering the house of a   gentile, something good Jews never did. The fact that Luke, the author […]

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Thought For The Week 8 May 2022

Hi folks, As part of my work for Presbytery, I have been re-reading the Alpine          Presbytery Cultural and Strategic Framework (2020).  Thrilling stuff, I know! But actually, there is some real gold in there. The focus is on being followers of Jesus, together, not just staying busy with doing work for […]

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Thought For The Week 1 May 2022

This week Andrea and I have been Timaru’s commissioners to the 2022    Special Assembly. The Moderator’s theme for his tenure is “Empowering Generations”: As Hamish explored this theme with the national resource team 2 things became clear: Timing In many churches in Western World there is what the French sociologist of religion,  Daniele Hervieur Leger, […]

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Thought For The Week 24 April 2022

Thought for the week: Moderators Message ANZAC Day 2022 Where does the church stand? The war in Ukraine is a chilling backdrop to ANZAC Day this year. As we remember the sacrifices made by New Zealanders and Australians who died at Gallipoli, we also think of all those who have served their country in times […]

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Thought For The Week 17 April 2022

We come to Easter in the midst of yet another season of uncertainty. Has Omicron peaked in our town? Will we stay well or become unwell? Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or is there still a long road ahead? We cannot easily see the way ahead. So how do we cope […]

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Thought For The Week 10 April 2022

Welcome to our service of worship today as we celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms (aka Palm Sunday). It’s lovely to have Rory back with us after his close encounter with the Omicron virus! The Parish Council this week made the decision to lift the vaccine passport requirement for entry into our buildings for all […]

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