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Thought for the week

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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Thought For The Week 7 April

As many of you may know I’m a pretty keen cyclist and I’ll jump at any excuse to get on my bike, especially if it means riding the great trails in our region. Last weekend our parish youth group had a Bike Camp which involved tenting on Friday night at Lake Pukaki (it was somewhat […]

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Thought For The Week 31 March

This week we have been joining in the Matthew 25 Challenge from World Vision, which invites us to enter in to the parable of the sheep and the goats, to experience the lives of the least and the lost. It is easy for us to read the words, and to agree with the ideas, but […]

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Thought For The Week 24 March

How has your week been? Like many I have been shaken to the core by the events in Christchurch last week and I find tears are never far from my eyes just now. Perhaps at times like this poetry can be a great help and comfort. Here is one from Rev Martin Stewart, written while […]

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Thought for the Week 17 March

As we move into the second week of Lent, we are challenged to consider our place in the world.  Each of us is called and cared for, chosen and loved by God. Jesus took his journey to the cross knowing well what the cost would be, yet also knowing what it meant for God’s love […]

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Thought For The Week 10 March

Welcome to our services today, the first Sunday in the season of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days in which we are invited to reflect and prepare for Easter.  Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness right after his baptism to prepare for his public ministry. Forty days without food, […]

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Thought For The Week 3 March

Earlier this week I joined in with the wonderful work that our Rhythm Kids engage in with young families at the Trinity Community Centre.  There was fun, energy, and that sense that something truly special was happening. Later on in the week, I had the privilege of leading a worship service at the Croft. There […]

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