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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 14 April 2024

Our series “Ordinary People, Extraordinary God” is a great opportunity to reflect on characters from the Biblical story and get to know them a bit better. Of course, the cast of the Bible is too large for us to cover everyone. But, it’s a chance to think about who our favourite person in the bible is […]

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Who am I? Episode 1: Beginnings

Who am I as a Pākēha Christian? Study leave 2023 Episode 1: Beginnings Tēnā koutou Kei te haerengā ahau. Kua kātahi timata ahau. Kāore ōku maunga. Kāhore ōku awa. ko te Hāhi Perehipitiriana tōku waka. He manene ahau i tēnei whenua. Nō Ōtepoti ahau. Ko te Tihi o Maru te kāinga ināianei. Ko Ihu Karaiti tōku […]

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Thought For The Week 07.04.2024

Easter services last week reminded me that we are part of a much bigger church than we see week to week on Sundays. The TCMA combined  service at Life Church, attended by around 500, reminded me of our diversity and the different ways we express our worship. It was            characterised by a very high standard […]

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Thought For The Week 31 March 2024

Easter is at the heart of our faith. And the narrative it brings to us – that life is stronger than death, that hope is stronger than despair, that the light is stronger than the     darkness – makes us an Easter people. People of the resurrection. That large narrative provides a framework in which we […]

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Thought For the Week 24 March 2024

Today is Palm Sunday, when we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and we begin to contemplate the events of Holy Week. As our hearts and minds turn towards the tide of emotion that this week brings, and we risk being overwhelmed by the noise from all quarters, (Hosanna! Hosanna! Crucify! Crucify!), I am reminded of the […]

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Thought For The Week 17 March 2024

This week I’ve been reflecting on change. Change is a funny thing. None of us likes it much, maybe because there seems to be so much of it. It seems baked into everything, from the four seasons to the universe that continues to expand. Things come and go. Some things that change we don’t miss, […]

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Thought For The Week 10 March 2024

Welcome to our services of worship today. Whether you are a regular member here, a newcomer to Timaru checking out churches looking for a spiritual home, or just passing through, we are glad you are among us and we pray you will find a place of shelter and encouragement as we worship together. This Lenten […]

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Thought for The Week 30 March 2024

The other day Jonathan was walking around the house singing ‘Don’t   worry, be happy’ It’s so catchy I joined in with him. But despite societies clamouring for the need to always think positively, we know deep down that grief and loss can’t be papered over or sugar-coated. The Bible gives voice to the full range […]

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Thought For The Week 25 February 2024

The Psalm reading for today is the last third of Psalm 22. They are words of expectant hope and praise, ending with the triumphant words “He has done it!”. They sketch out a picture for us of not just a community at one with God, but a restored and renewed humanity, where everyone has enough […]

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Thought For The Week 18 February 2024

Thought For The Week:  –  Tena koutou katoa Easter is early this year – almost as early as it can be. And that means Lent has crept up on us as well. A friend sent me a text, part of which read, “R u giving up anything, or taking up something, 4 Lent?” A good […]

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