Reflection 20 May

 Pentecost – Forming and Filling | Genesis 1:1-27 & Acts 2:1-4, 42-47 A reflection by Dan Spragg Today is the day all around the globe that many Christians will be gathering to celebrate the event of Pentecost – that promised day in which the Spirit of God...

Reflection 13 May

Reflection by Anne Stewart Luke 15:11-19 Part 1 When I left home, for the last time at the age of twenty one of my three brothers had already left a month or two before and the other two were on their way. That’s a family of six reduced, in under twelve months, to a...

Reflection 6 May

The Village and St Luke’s | Matthew 18:21-34 | Reflection by Dan Spragg Sharon and I are the recent owners of a new mortgage (nervous celebration…). It’s quite easy to look at the balance owed and wonder if it will ever be paid off! Who here has a mortgage or has had...

Reflection 22 April

Luke 15:1-7 and John 10:11-18 Reflection by Anne Stewart. Being shepherds … Not long after I was assessed as being acceptable for training as a minister I noticed that people kept asking me this question, ‘What sort of minister do you think you will be?’ I was most...

Reflection 15 April

Luke 24:13-32 and Matthew 13:44-53 Reflection by Anne Stewart. Following the shadow and finding hidden treasures … One of things that I love about gardening is discovering something I didn’t know I had. Sounds odd but sometimes things make their way into my garden and...

Reflection 8 April

Luke 12:13-21 Reflection by Anne Stewart I wonder how your crops have performed in this, slightly over the top, gardening season. Can you remember a season quite like it – when your lawn was a vivid green all summer.  I hear stories of the abundance of grapes,...

Awe and Delight at Easter – 1 April

Awe & Delight by Mart the Rev Home Hills Run Road, Central Otago – by Andrew Norton May the road rise to meet you. That, of course, is the opening line of the well-known Irish blessing. May the road rise to meet you.  It’s an interesting idea – the road rising. ...

Easter Sunday 1 April

John 20:1-18 Easter Sunday Reflection by Mart the Rev Later this year I will have been a Presbyterian Minister for 30 years! I have an admission to make to you (don’t tell anyone!), I still cannot explain the resurrection of Jesus! I know this is a tragic failure on...

Reflection 18 March

Matthew 13:24-30 The Weeds and the Wheat Part 2 Reflection by Mart the Rev We are in a season of thinking about how to do and be church by using the parables of Jesus as a guide, and we are having a second look at the parable of the weeds among the wheat. Last week we...