May 3: The Good Shepherd

May 3: The Good Shepherd

Our service this morning, including communion, is led by the Reverend Andrew Watters What does “Jesus, the good shepherd” mean for you? We encourage you to not only watch the video sermon, but also to reflect, pray and act this coming week. Reflect What does the image of Jesus, the good shepherd mean for you

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April 26: ANZAC and Sacrifice

April 26: ANZAC and Sacrifice

Today is our Anzac remembrance service. Do Easter and Anzac comprehend the theme of sacrifice similarly? Today in marking Anzac, we remember, pay our respects, grieve the losses and ask some important questions. We encourage you to not only watch the video sermon, but also to reflect, pray and act this coming week. Reflect What

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19.4.20

19.4.20

Thomas dared to question the words of his friends about the Risen Christ, to find a way of encountering the Risen Christ himself, to experience that mystery. It was a revealing moment. Nonetheless, Jesus then spoke about those who cannot see or experience directly. That’s us. How can we employ doubt in the service of

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April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

The resurrection of Jesus was unexpected. In the 1st century, everyone knew that crucifixion was Rome’s way of making a point, ‘We are in charge. We hold the power of life and death over everyone.’ As well as ending the life of troublemakers, crucifixion obliterated a person’s honour, their good name; even their...

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April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

  We remember Jesus’ life and ministry…the moments of inspiration and hope, and the slowly growing awareness that his vision would encounter difficulties; finally, that the authorities moved to eliminate him. What do we take from his mission and message? How does it connect with us and help us through hard times?  ...

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April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

  This is a hard night. A night of swords and chains and hatred and violence. This is the last night of Jesus’ life- a life given for others, and in the end, a life taken by others. Tonight we, like Jesus, sit in silence and contemplate love and hatred,  welcome and rejection, joy and

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April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020

Jesus was hauled before the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, during the Passover festival. Every year, a Roman garrison from Caesarea Maritime, on the Mediterranean coast, would march down to Jerusalem to ensure that the thousands of Jewish pilgrims who gathered for Passover did not start a riot. Any semblance of disturbance was dealt with...

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March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

How do we walk with Jesus through dark times, especially in isolation? Our reading is from the very end of John where the resurrected Jesus meets with his disciples, forgives Simon-Peter and exhorts his disciples to follow him. It was a terrifying time for the first followers of Jesus- their leader had been executed and

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March 22, 2020

    We have entered strange times; quite unprecedented. No longer can we share the Lenten journey of Jesus to Jerusalem, at least not in the way we have been accustomed to gathering together in one place. We have to find new ways of being community and caring for one another, not least in continuing

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