MESSAGE – 9th Sunday after Pentecost – 7th August 2022
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MESSAGE – 9th Sunday after Pentecost – 7th August 2022

MESSAGE: 9th Sunday after Pentecost 7th August 2022   THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – What does it mean to receive God’s blessings? This week we explore what it means to be blessed to be a blessing. That may sound like a silly question, but in the Bible the way blessing works is very different from...

MESSAGE – Eighth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 31 July 2022
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MESSAGE – Eighth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 31 July 2022

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – TRUST – temporal/eternal – scarcity/abundance. Living God, Judge of us all, you have placed in our hands the wealth we call our own: through your Spirit give us wisdom, that our possessions may not be a curse, but a means of blessing in our lives. Grant this through Jesus Christ...

MESSAGE – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost – C – 24 July 2022
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MESSAGE – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost – C – 24 July 2022

The Gospel reading sets the tone for this week’s theme. There can be no question that the work of faith, of receiving God’s grace, and of following Christ in worship and service, is a lifelong journey of perseverance and faithfulness. And it is because of God’s faithfulness toward us that we can even contemplate this...

MESSAGE – Sixth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 17 July 2022
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MESSAGE – Sixth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 17 July 2022

Rev Tania writes: This week it’s all about listening – to God’s word – and to living it out in compassion, integrity, and justice – which requires listening to others. This can be harder than it sounds with all the noise that bombards us each day. That’s why the discipline of worship is so important....

MESSAGE: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 10 July 2022
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MESSAGE: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 10 July 2022

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – compassion, service and sacrifice In the readings this week we find the powerful metaphor in Amos of God’s plumb line – the measure of God’s people and their faithfulness to God’s purposes. Then, alongside this, the Gospel places the parable of the Good Samaritan – clearly the plumb line measures...

MESSAGE: Fourth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 3 July 2022
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MESSAGE: Fourth Sunday After Pentecost – C – 3 July 2022

MESSAGE: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 3 July 2022   THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – The Kingdom of God has come near to you. The nearness is embodied in the hospitable moments of community – in the intimacy of community.   Nearness          All the readings this week speak of God working in very natural and...

MESSAGE – Third Sunday After Pentecost – C – 26 June 2022
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MESSAGE – Third Sunday After Pentecost – C – 26 June 2022

Rev Tania writes: The journey into living the values of God’s Reign continues. In the last few weeks we have recognised our need for forgiveness and God’s resources, and we have confronted the ways that evil works in our world. It is not enough to resist evil. It is not enough to not do what is...

MESSAGE –  Second Sunday After Pentecost  – C  –  19 June 2022
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MESSAGE – Second Sunday After Pentecost – C – 19 June 2022

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Christ’s gifts of healing, hope and wholeness God’s Story – God’s design for our lives Our Story – living into God’s design for our lives. Now we are prepared for the second half of the year – Green Season/the “Our Story” part which happens in Ordinary Time in the weeks...