We are sent out to tell the Good News

Reading: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 ‘The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.’ Here’s a description of an early outreach ministry into the local communities. Seventy ministers sent out to proclaim the good news. I wonder what sort ofContinue reading “We are sent out to tell the Good News”

Bishop’s News April 2013

This month, Bishop Justin writes: Last year I encouraged the Diocese to pick up the challenge of being a family.  Whatever activity we are involved in, how we are together is as important as what we do.  That means, for example, that every meeting is an opportunity to build a greater sense of family andContinue reading “Bishop’s News April 2013”

Bishop’s News March 2013

This month, Bishop Justin writes: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” Deut 31:6 I share this as I realise that many of us in the Diocese at this time have a levelContinue reading “Bishop’s News March 2013”

Family learning activity: Light in our lives (24 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 9:28-36 One day Jesus asked Peter, James and John to come and pray with him. He led them to the top of a steep mountain, where it was peaceful and quiet, and they could be alone. Jesus started to pray to his heavenly father when suddenly he appeared to change! His face andContinue reading “Family learning activity: Light in our lives (24 February 2013)”

Bishop’s News February 2013

This month, Bishop Justin writes: I was deeply impacted as I read the end of Psalm 77 (The message translation) in the morning office; “Ocean saw you in action, God, saw you and trembled with fear; Deep Ocean was scared to death. Clouds belched buckets of rain, Sky exploded with thunder, your arrows flashing thisContinue reading “Bishop’s News February 2013”

Family learning activity: Stepping closer to God (17 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus went into the desert to pray and be close to God. He stayed there for forty days. During that time he had nothing to eat, because he was fasting. He knew he could turn the stones around him into bread, but he chose not to. AsContinue reading “Family learning activity: Stepping closer to God (17 February 2013)”

Family learning activity: Jesus calls us (10 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 Simon and his team had been out fishing all night and had not caught anything. These were hard times. Their families would not see food on the table for another day. As they were washing their nets on the beach, a big crowd gathered to listen to the new teacher. He wasContinue reading “Family learning activity: Jesus calls us (10 February 2013)”

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

3 February 2013 Luke 2:22-40 Liturgically, we seem to be in a time machine. We had Jesus as a baby, then as a twelve year old in the temple, then his baptism when he was about thirty – and now we go backwards to when he was forty days old, as his parents perform twoContinue reading “The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple”

Family learning activity: Thank God for Jesus (3 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40 Anna and Simeon give thanks in the temple for Jesus Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple to present Him to God, offering a sacrifice of two young turtle doves. An old woman was in the Temple when they came. Her name was Anna and she was 84 years old. AsContinue reading “Family learning activity: Thank God for Jesus (3 February 2013)”

“Be worthy of our calling”

This sermon was given by Canon Deborah Broome at the service to license Rev Alister Hendery as our new priest-in-charge on 27 January 2013. Readings: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13; Genesis 12;1-7 We gather here today to begin a new chapter in the story of this parish, a new stage in the mission and ministry of the people ofContinue reading ““Be worthy of our calling””