Reflection and photos 3 February – Martin

Luke 5:1-11 Once…  Reflection and most photographs by Mart the Rev I’m taken with the way the call of Peter begins… Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the...

Reflection 27 January

Luke 4:14-21 – The Shortest & Longest Sermon Ever a reflection by Dan Spragg How about that for the shortest sermon, ever! Jesus reads the scripture, says one sentence, and he’s done! Apologies that ours aren’t ever as concise as that… It’s fascinating though...

Reflection 2 December – First Sunday in Advent

|| Jeremiah 29:4-7 & John 1:1-5, 9-14 Advent 1 – Space – God’s & Ours || A reflection by Dan Spragg.  I love this verse: “The Word became flesh and made his home among us…” (John 1:14 CEB) Other versions say, ‘lived among us…’ or ‘dwelt among us…’ The...

Reflection 18 November

John 8:1-11 | A Reflection by Dan Spragg  One of the gifts that I was given during my time in Wales was the opportunity to connect with some of my extended family on my Father’s side. He was born in Wales, but immigrated to NZ when he was just four years old. I was...

Reflection 11 November – Rev. David Coster

James 3:13-4:3 & Matthew 18:1-7 Feeling Good About Ourselves and others  The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi until a month or so ago was not really known to most of us. Now we all know who he is. Why? Because the rulers of Saudi Arabia seemingly had him executed...

Reflection 4 November

4-11-18 1 Kings 19:1-13 & Matthew 13:44-53 Pearl and field and the still small voice Reflection by Mart the Rev Later this month the clock ticks over declaring that I have been an ordained minister for thirty years.  I’m not quite sure what that really means –...