The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Sermon 4 October 2015

Today Ben talked about how laws come about and how easy it is to loose sight of the original purpose of our lives among all the “do’s” and “don’ts”.  His … Continue reading

October 4, 2015

Caring for creation

Today, we were joined in church by our animal companions – cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs.  It was a time to give thanks for the gifts they bring into … Continue reading

October 13, 2013

Who was Mary Magdalene, really?

Reading: John 20:1-2, 11-18 Mary Magdalene. Was ever a saint more maligned? As one writer puts it, she has ‘served as a scrim onto which a succession of fantasies have been projected.’ … Continue reading

July 21, 2013

What are our priorities?

Ordinary Sunday 13 (C) Reading: Luke 9:51-62 Each of the Gospel writers has his own way of telling the story. In Luke’s Gospel we’ve got to a point that’s called … Continue reading

June 30, 2013

Breaking our chains

Readings: Acts 16:16-34; John 17:20-26 We’re entering the final stages of our celebration of Easter. Thursday marked a turning point with Jesus’ ascension – his return to the Father in … Continue reading

May 12, 2013

Love is our badge

Reading: John 13:31-35 It was said of John the Evangelist, that in the evening of his long life, he would sit for hours with his younger disciples. One day, as … Continue reading

April 28, 2013

Family learning activity: What’s that he’s riding on? (24 March 2013)

Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 It was time for Jesus to go up to Jerusalem – the capital city. He sent two of his disciples off to a nearby village and told … Continue reading

March 23, 2013

‘Out of our own traditions, and into the waves’: the Archbishop of Canterbury’s inaugural sermon

Posted On : March 21, 2013 8:06 PM | Posted By : Webmaster ACNS: Jesus Christ calls us to step outside the comfort of our traditions and places ‘and … Continue reading

March 22, 2013

Extravagant love

Reading: John 12:1-8 Near the beginning of his Gospel, John tells the story of a wedding where Jesus turns litres of water into the very best vintage wine. It’s a story … Continue reading

March 17, 2013

Family learning activity: A great show of love (17 March 2013)

Scripture: John 12:1-8 Jesus was staying at the home of Lazarus. On Jesus’ last visit Lazarus had been very sick and died. Jesus then raised him from the dead. Now … Continue reading

March 16, 2013
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