Reflection 12 November

Jeremiah 29:1-14 & Matthew 25:1-13 Finding our way home Reflection by Mart the Rev I finished last week’s All Saints Day reflection with a couple of sentences about what I think All Saints is about… I said: ‘For me, the week began with views of Mt Manaia (my...

Reflection 5 November

All Saints Reflection by Mart the Rev Prefaced by two readings from Isaiah 43: 1-7, 18-21with the line: ‘Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.  I am about to do a new thing’ and, Isaiah 51:1-4, 14-16 with the line: ‘Listen to me, you that...

Reflection 29 October

 Matthew 22:34-46. Jesus & Pharisees are in agreement (well for a moment anyway), and it’s really important. A reflection by Dan Spragg.  It may seem strange that at the end of this passage which seems to be talking about the all-encompassing nature of Love, that...

Reflection 15 October

Matthew 22:1-14 Reflection by Anne Stewart Recently I received an email inviting Martin and I to join a few other invited guests to a meal celebrating the people in The Village who had birthdays in October. We get these invitations every month.  By my calculation that...

Reflection 24 September

The Village church with St Margaret’s & St Lukes Matthew 20:1-16 Springtime: witness to God’s abundance & generosity Reflection by Mart the Rev Spring. My word isn’t spring glorious!  From daffodil to dogwood – all the colour and fragrance laid on for us – an...

Illumination

A Prayer for illumination, from Sunday 24 September 2017 We can't see light, only what it illuminates. We can't see love, only what it makes meaningful. In the same way God, we can't see you as such, but you do make yourself present to us. You illuminate, You give...

Reflection 17 September

Romans 14:1-12 - When we find ourselves unbalanced. A reflection by Dan Spragg. I might take offense at Paul here… I quite like vegetables! Who is the great apostle Paul to say that people who only eat vegetables are weak!? What does he know about the nutritional...

Reflection 10 September

1 Corinthians 3:1-11, 16, 21-23 & John 13:34-35 Reflection by Mart the Rev A few weeks back I was talking about the origins of the phrase ‘cutting a deal’ and how God announced to Abram that a covenant was going to be made and that a bunch of animals should be...

Reflection 3 September

Exodus 3:1-15 & Romans 12:9-21 ’Looking at what it means to be together’ Reflection by Anne Stewart (with some help from Eugene Peterson’s foreword to Romans in The Spiritual Formation Bible) Paul’s letter to the Romans has always been a bit of a favourite for me....