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Thought for the week

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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Thought For The Week 23 May 2021

Welcome to our services this Pentecost Sunday. May the Holy Spirit enrich our worship today and bring fresh power from heaven to fuel our lives and witness for the Lord. This weekend I am in Dunedin attending the National Assessment  Weekend (NAW) with a ministry candidate from Christchurch, Josh Olds. Josh currently works for the […]

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Thought For The Week 16 May 2021

It was a privilege this week to be present for the fourth anniversary of Rhythm Kids! We had music, dancing, coffee, candles and cake. What a wonderful  outreach into our community this group is! Rhythm Kids is so much more than a pre-school music programme (although the programming is wonderful, thanks Sarah!). Rhythm Kids is […]

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Thought for the week 9 May 2021

Welcome to our services of worship today. I am conducting worship at Pleasant Point this morning, which is my privilege as their Interim Moderator. Today of course is Mother’s Day and so we celebrate and honour our mothers. I found the history of Mother’s Day as we now celebrate it interesting, especially as it follows […]

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Thought For The Week 2 May 2021

This week, with the help of our coordinator Jo Chang, we have started planning for our July school holiday programme. Last year, due to the effects of COVID, it was not possible for us to run our holiday programmes as usual.  This year we begin again with a renewed sense of energy and purpose. Through our […]

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Thought For The Week 25 April 2012

With Sunday falling on ANZAC day this year it is appropriate that we  reflect on this national day of commemoration and remembrance of our involvement in the global conflicts of the past and present. I think ANZAC day does 3 things for us: It connects us to our ancestors. Our Western culture, with its emphasis […]

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Thought For The Week 18 April 2021

As we come to the end of a busy term, it is good to look back and see the highlights. The year began with shared worship at St. Stephens, and I think we all enjoyed the full church and the thought-provoking summer series “2020 hindsight”. As we went back to our usual worship schedule, church […]

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Thought For The Week 11 April 2021

We welcome to our pulpit today Carolyn Cooper, who is the CEO of  Presbyterian Support South Canterbury who will be raising our awareness of the work they are doing in our community. As a leader in the church, I regularly hear comments about what the church should be doing. For example; what is the church […]

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Thought for the Week – 4 April 2021

MODERATOR’S EASTER MESSAGE:  Light will triumph…it is the nature of God Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. In New Zealand, we focus on the Easter Weekend (Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday) with Monday being a public holiday. In another perspective, we focus on the Easter Season. […]

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Thought For The Week 28 March 2021

Welcome to our Palm Sunday services today. Putting together a worship service for Palm Sunday is a little challenging; there is a sense of joyful exuberance about it. Crowds shouting ‘hosanna’ and laying down branches and clothing in acknowledgement of Jesus’ kingship- a son of David come to claim his throne. Yet, with the benefit […]

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