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)”

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)”

What is trinity? (Sermon 31 May 2015)

For Trinity Sunday, Glenn Peoples preached on the understanding of the Trinity and not taking John 3:16 for granted. The readings for this week – referred to in the sermon – were: Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 If you are interested, the full text of the Athanasian Creed can be found here   Enjoy.Continue reading “What is trinity? (Sermon 31 May 2015)”

Pentecost (Sermon 24 May 2015)

Today is Pentecost and Ben preaches about the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early church. The readings for this week – referred to in the sermon – were: Acts 1:3 – 2:18 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 14:11-17 Enjoy. Play on-line: Download mp3: Pentecost – 24 May 2015 If you a podcast user, youContinue reading “Pentecost (Sermon 24 May 2015)”

Discernment – how to make good decisions (Sermon 17 May 2015)

We have started to record sermons again.  This week Ben preached about discernment and making good decisions.  He refers to the five S’s: Scripture Spirit Saints Sense Sircumstances. The words for the song at the end are: I want to walk with you, For you guide me every step of the way. The readings forContinue reading “Discernment – how to make good decisions (Sermon 17 May 2015)”

Blue Christmas service – Sunday 8 December

You are invited to join us for a Blue Christmas service, Sunday 8 December, 7pm This service acknowledges that Christmas is not always a joyful time: it can be a time when loss, grief, regrets and sorrow, loneliness, poverty and ill health can be more painful than ever. If you are grieving loved ones, ifContinue reading “Blue Christmas service – Sunday 8 December”

All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)

We returned to the lectionary readings this Sunday. While Ben went to help with the opening of Kids’ Church,  James Vinod preached for us on the reading from Luke which talks about taking our place with humility. The audio includes the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings at the start.  These are as follows: JeremiahContinue reading “All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)”

The story of Tabitha: looking after the ordinary stuff of life

Reading: Acts 9:36-43 In the Acts of the Apostles Luke tells us stories from the life of the early church, which are usually about significant events. But every now and then he changes gear – from history-changing moments to small, domestic ones. That’s what we have today. We’re in an upstairs room in an ordinaryContinue reading “The story of Tabitha: looking after the ordinary stuff of life”

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”