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Thought for the week

Thought For The Week 18 March

Over the last week or so I have had the privilege of being involved in a number of funerals.  Whether your loved one was 17, 79, or 96, every life is precious.  Every life touches the world in a unique and irreplaceable way.  The tragedy of life is that so few of us realise the […]

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Thought For The Week 11 March

Welcome to our services of worship today, the forth Sunday in Lent as we take the journey towards Easter and consider the implications for our lives of Jesus’ teaching and his death and resurrection. Today we look at the strange story of Moses fashioning a bronze snake that was held up on a pole for […]

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Thought For The Week 4 March 2018

I have been pleasantly surprised this week by the positive response that so many of you have shared about my sermon last week.  It is amazing how thinking about the vastness and intricacy of the universe inspires in us a sense of wonder, awe, beauty and love. Far too often, when we’re bogged down by […]

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Thought For The Week 25 February

Thought for the week — Fasting Fridays—Lent 2018 One of the most common approaches to Lent was the practice of fasting – largely from food or specific food types. Why fasting? In the Old Testament (OT) perhaps the ‘top quality’ of a follower of God was humility. Humility enabled the believer to live a life […]

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Thought For The Week 18 February 2018

Welcome to our combined service today at Trinity and a special welcome to Rev Shona Bettany from Knox Waimate who will be leading the  worship. Rory and I are at Pleasant Point today for the commissioning of their new ministry student intern, Donald Gordon. Rory is the interim moderator for this parish and I’m the […]

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Thought For The Week 4, February 2018

Thought for the week— Waitangi Day 2018 Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul The whole point of the Treaty, as I see it, was to form a partnership between two   peoples – a partnership which valued the […]

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Thought For The Week 28 January 2018

A few weeks ago our son Oliver turned twelve years old.  The night before his birthday Andrea and I were looking back over photos from the last year. I suppose that I already knew, on some level, that 2017 had been a busy year. Looking at the photos of all the comings and goings in […]

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Thought For The Week 10, December 2017

Welcome to our services today as we commence the second week in Advent which focuses on peace. On Thursday the breaking news story was Donald Trump’s announcement to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The reasoning is to recognize that Israel has always considered Jerusalem its capital city and it […]

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Thought For The Week 3, December 2017

Last Sunday was a wonderful day in the life of the parish. We came together in worship to celebrate our Stir-Up Sunday to make our hearts and minds ready for this Christmas season, we celebrated the ordination of Steph Holland as an Elder among us, and we had a    resoundingly successful vote at our […]

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Thought For The Week November 26

Welcome to our special combined service this morning. We will be ordaining Steph Holland to the office of Elder.  Elders are ordained, not   appointed, in recognition of the special call and gifts of God on a person’s life to be responsible for spiritual oversight and pastoral care of the local church. When the Apostle Paul […]

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