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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 16 June 2019

There’s an unsung group in our church- you might have heard of them- the Missions group. This small group are responsible for the Eatwell initiative, Buy and Supply table, monthly offerings and Mission Project  towards various projects, cooking demonstrations in Kowhai Kindy and the knitting project making children’s beanies and gloves for our community. Hanan […]

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Thought For The Week 9 June 2019

My greetings to you on this day of Pentecost.  A day of celebration and new life and new hope. It is wonderful to be worshiping among you again after what has been a very difficult few weeks for me, personally. The surgery on my nose and throat has been a real success, and though I’m […]

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Thought For The Week 2 June 2019

Welcome to our combined service for Ascension Sunday, the day we celebrate Christ’s ascension to heaven one week before Pentecost. The focus leading into Ascension is often on Christian unity, following Jesus prayer that we ‘be one as he and the Father are one’ (John 17:11). So, it is appropriate that we come together on […]

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Thought For The Week 26 May 2019

We welcome Rev Shona Bettany to both our services today and look  forward to what she will bring from God’s word. I have been in Auckland over the weekend for National Assessment Weekend where candidates for ministry have their call affirmed (or otherwise) before entering the training system to become ordained leaders and ministers in […]

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Thought For The Week 19 May 2019

Welcome to our services of worship today, I’m so glad you have taken the time to spend in worship and contemplation of the scriptures. Our scripture lesson this week tells the story from Acts 11 of Peter being led to a Roman Centurion’s house to share the good news of Jesus with this gentile who […]

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Thought For The Week 5 May 2019

“In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is    Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.” – Acts 9:43 This week one of the great heroes of our faith passed away.  Jean Vanier was the son of a rich and powerful French-Canadian family who volunteered for the British […]

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Thought For The Week 5 May 2019

Welcome to our services of worship today, we are so glad you have    taken time out of your weekend to join together in worship of our risen saviour. Have you noticed that our community has become more ethnically diverse lately? Originally there were only birds here. Then came humans from Polynesia (Maori) and then Europeans […]

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Thought For The Week 28 May 2019

Last year I had the privilege of participating in the Timaru civic celebrations of ANZAC Day. War is a terrible thing.  It is the polar opposite of the Christian ethic of   loving your neighbour. As the guest speaker said that day, we remember and commemorate the losses of war, so that we will never again […]

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Thought For The Week 21 April

Greetings Christ is risen. Alleluia. Praise the Lord. The highlight of our Christian world is Jesus rising from the tomb. This act of God changes everything. Dejection, betrayal, denial, desertion: the disciples were lost and shattered. The one they adored and followed was crucified and publicly ridiculed. But, Jesus rose from the tomb. Everything changes. […]

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Thought For The Week 14 April

There are times in life that we are turned inside out and upside down. Everything seems to happen at once, and, somehow, in the middle of the whirlwind, we try to cope and make sense of it all. The arrival of a new life.  A significant birthday.  The passing of a dearly loved friend. As […]

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