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Thought for the week

Thought for the Week 13 September 2020

  Spring has definitely sprung here in Timaru. There are so many little things to love about this time of year – the birdsong – the blossom – the green, green grass – the fresh taste of new life in the air.  All of those little things add up to a resplendent whole. Little things can often […]

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Thought For The Week 06 September 2020

Welcome to our services of worship this week. Our newly commissioned  Pastoral Elder, Lois Shipley will be conducting the Trinity service and preaching at both sites. Lois always brings an insightful reflection on scripture so it’s a delight to have her in the pulpit today. Last Wednesday we farewelled June Barker. It was a privilege […]

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Thought For The Week 30 August 2020

Who would have thought when we had our last A.G.M that we were about to embark on the year we have just had. For some of us it has been a chance to get those chores done we never get around to, a space for rest, reflection and renewal but for many it has been […]

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Thought For The Week 23 September 2020

In my role on the Presbytery Council I am privy to information about the parishes in our presbytery. Some are doing extraordinarily well- connecting with their communities in meaningful ways, looking after their folk well,  encouraging the gifts of the people to be expressed and developed, making room for a new generation of leaders etc. […]

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Thought For The Week 16 August 2020

Once again we have entered a time of uncertainty and fear.  By the time you read this, we will have more of an idea of what our immediate future looks like.  It is possible that we can get on top of this latest outbreak quickly, it is also possible that our lives will be disrupted […]

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Thought For The Week 2 August 2020

This week I’ve been sharing about being conformed into the image of Christ.  It’s a funny word, “conformed”.  We tend to associate it with conformity, or lack of individuality.  That’s not what Paul means when he uses the word.  The word that Paul uses in Romans 8:29 when he describes us as “conformed to the image […]

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Thought For The Week 26 July 2020

Welcome to our services of worship today. It’s a joy to celebrate Communion together at Trinity, the first time since March! Today is Media Prayer Day, an initiative of the Christian Broadcasting Association inviting us to pray specifically for those who work in our     media. We join with Christians of all denominations to pray for […]

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Thought For The Week 19 July 2020

It’s a good feeling to be able to get back into our usual routine of worship after such a disrupted year.  Our goal this year in our mission plan has been “Making Space” for new things to emerge.  Well, we’ve certainly been making space!  There are also signs that delicate new things may be emerging in […]

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Thought For The Week 12 July 2020

Welcome to our 7th consecutive combined service. Remember, next  Sunday we will be meeting at our usual times of 9:30am (Trinity) and 10:30am (St Stephen’s). This morning Lois Shipley will be preaching the sermon. The parable of the Sower from Matthew 13 reminds us that every living thing comes from seed. And every living thing […]

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Thought For The Week 5 July 2020

Kia ora whanau, I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to having a well-earned rest over the school holidays.  Looking back over the changes we’ve  experienced over the last few months it is hard to see where we had the chance to breathe in between!  I’d like to thank you once more […]

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