Reflection 11 February

Exodus 3:1-6 & Mark 2:18-22 Old & new wineskins Reflection by Mart the Rev I wonder what you think Jesus meant when he talked of the new wineskins. The parable/metaphor comes very early in the Jesus stories.  Just a little later Jesus and his disciples are...

Reflection 4 February

James 3 and the story of the Abbot and the Rabbi Reflection by Anne & Martin Stewart Anne We are all made in the image of God. If you have been in church for any length of time at all you will have heard that said, prayed, preached and sung. Over and over in...

Reflection 17 December

Advent 3 Reflection by Mart the Rev ‘The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world’ John 1 I’ve been thinking about the light a lot this Advent/Christmas season. There’s been so much of it! All those days of sunny hot days and the stretching out...

Reflection 26 November

Philemon & Matthew 25: 31-46 The Space Between Things Reflection by Mart the Rev I’m wondering about why everything has to be divided into one thing or another – as if the world is clear cut. Black or white – no in-betweens or other colours. Do you ever get...

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...