Reflection 23 September

Matthew 25:1-13 Sometimes we wait in darkness Reflection by Mart the Rev Last weekend The Village hosted a small workshop where Dunedin singer Malcolm Gordon led some reflections and songs on grief and lament.  It was a rich time.  It became obvious very early on that...

Reflection 16 September – Rev. Phil Wall

The Faithful and Unfaithful Servant: Matthew 24:45-51 – Rev Phil Wall So, back in the UK, there is a BBC radio program called ‘Desert Island Discs’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s a fascinating show in which the great and the good – politicians, scientists, athletes...

Reflection 9 September

Mark 7:24-37 What do we hear the stranger saying? Sermon by Anne Stewart I wonder how many of you have had occasions where you have found yourselves in situations where you are up against it before you even begin, because of your gender, your race, your background, or...

Reflection 2 September

Luke 14:15-24 Generosity at The Wedding Feast Reflection by Mart the Rev Here’s a story I heard this week: A friend talked about a family who lived next door to her and how this family recently received the terrible news that their young child had a debilitating...

Reflection 19 August

Matt 21:23-32 & Phil  2:1-13 The shifting sands of authority Reflection by Mart the Rev What was church like when you were young?  If I was to ask you to think about church using the word ‘authority’ – what do you remember from when you were much younger?  Where...

Reflection 29 July

John 6:1-21 Turning up and being willing to share, that’s how miracles happen. Reflection by Mart the Rev This year we are walking through most of the parables of Jesus and thinking about what they might have to say about how to do and be church.   Of course, the two...