Second Sunday after Pentecost
The Season after Pentecost is a time to reflect on God’s transforming presence, and our scriptures testify to a God who longs to lead us (and all of creation) into wholeness and peace. Yet it is not always easy to choose to follow God’s leading. In the readings for today, as Samuel Read...
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Trinity Sunday
We have an election on our horizon and who will we vote for? How do we make our choice? Bill Shorten made it clear, this week that he would give his vote to Hilary Clinton if he was in the US. From a distance I understand his thinking but, on what do Read...
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Pentecost
The well-known author and preacher Fred Craddock tells a rather funny story about a lecture he was giving: A few years ago, when he was on the west coast speaking at a seminary, just before the first lecture, one of the students stood up and said, “Before you speak, I need to know Read...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter
In I Corinthians, chapter 13, we are reminded that we can have every form of spiritual gift in the world, but if we don't have love, then we have nothing. And that's why it is so appropriate to talk about love on Mothers Day. Our mothers are usually our first source of love, Read...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter
REFLECTION FROM WORDS FOR WORSHIP There is an extraordinary image in our text for this week. A city whose gates are never closed in the daylight and where there is never any night. It is an image of openness and safety, a picture of welcome and radical hospitality. Ancient cities needed strong walls Read...
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