Who makes a good Christian (28 June 2015)

We have two recordings from the service for you today. Ben interviewed one of our new parishioners – Gini Keane. She is a retired priest and now hospital chaplain. She shared her experience of being God’s helper in Wellington Hospital.  I suggest you listen to her and then read today’s gospel: Mark 5:21-43 Glenn preachedContinue reading “Who makes a good Christian (28 June 2015)”

Job Description for Parish Administrator

To facilitate the ministry life of the parish by providing excellent admin support to the Vicar and other ministry leaders. To facilitate good communication within the parish and with the community. Core roles Be the hub for communication in the parish Respond to phone and email enquiries Create weekly newsletter and data show for worshipContinue reading “Job Description for Parish Administrator”

Growing God’s Kingdom (Sermon 14 June 2015)

Today Ben reflected on the wonderful growth we have had in our church and the things we can do to help grow God’s Kingdom.  The gospel reading for today was Mark 4:26-34.  The words for the song can be found here – Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective). (pdf download).   Enjoy. Play on-line: Download mp3:Continue reading “Growing God’s Kingdom (Sermon 14 June 2015)”

Readings and Prayers – 12 October 2014

Sentence: “I would feed you with the finest bread, and satisfy you with honey from the rock.” Psalm 81:16 Collect: Living host, call us together, call us to eat and drink with you. Grant that by your body and your blood we may be drawn to each other and to you. Amen Sunday and ThursdayContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 12 October 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 28 September 2014

Sentence: Happy are those whose helper is the God of Jacob; whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, who keeps a promise for ever. Psalm 146:5,6 Collect: We pray you, Jesus, take the old water, our busy, conscientious lives, and turnContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 28 September 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 21 September 2014

Sentence: “Your throne O Lord has stood firm from of old; from all eternity you are God. Mightier than the noise of great waters; mightier than the waves of the sea; so the Lord on high is mighty” Psalm 93:3,5 Collect: God, you have given us a lodging in this world but not an abiding city. HelpContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 21 September 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 14 September 2014

Sentence: “We have rebelled against the Lord our God who still shows mercy and forgiveness.” (Daniel 9:9) Collect: God of infinite mercy, grant that we who know your mercy may rejoice in your forgiveness and gladly forgive others for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen Sunday and Thursday Morning Bible Readings: Ordinary Time 23:  GenesisContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 14 September 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 7 September 2014

Sentence: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my saving right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) Collect: Creator God, you have made us not in one mould, but in many: so deepen our unity inContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 7 September 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 31 August 2014

Sentence: “There is none like the God of the upright, who rides the heavens to help you and on the clouds in majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.`” (Deuteronomy 33:26,27) Collect: God of unchangeable power, our strength at all times; guard us from all dangers and support us inContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 31 August 2014”