Reflection 17 March

 || Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 || God’s Covenant and the membership of all || A reflection by Dan Spragg I had of course, prepared a sermon earlier in the week. In fact, I probably finished it at around 1:45pm on Friday. But, things change don’t they, so instead I would...

Reflection 3 March

 Luke 9:28-36 & 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 | a Transfiguration Sunday reflection by Dan Spragg  A tale of transfiguration, of transformation, a metamorphosis visible, glory revealed, and hearts stirred. Upon a mountain top, and in a city church, different realities...

Reflection 24 February

24.2.19 - Letting Go by Martin As might seem reasonable, journeys are a bit on my mind at present.  Martin and I, of course, have quite a few coming up.  Around five years ago we started to plan a time of study leave at Cambridge University.  Because there are two of...

Reflection 17 February

Psalm 1 and Luke 6:17-26 Theme:          On the level  Gran, Joy’s Mum, was fond of quoting the little saying; “Good friends are more precious than fine gold, but a little bit of fine gold is very nice.”  It sounds a little like the observation of Mae West, “I’ve been...

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 because...

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 Message...

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 when...