Prophecy : Past & present
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Prophecy : Past & present

7th Sunday after Pentecost Amos 7:7-15. Eph 1:3-14. Mark 6:14-29 Mark Henrickson Prophets hold a unique place in the history of Israel. The famous Jewish theologian Abraham Heschel has called them ‘some of the most disturbing people who ever lived’. He writes that the prophet is not merely a ‘microphone’ through which the voice of...

July 11, 2021July 14, 2021by
5th Sunday after Pentecost
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5th Sunday after Pentecost

Readings : Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15;2:23-24. 2 Cor 8:7-15. Mark 5:21-43 by Hector Cumming Peter spoke last week about Jesus who being rich became poor for our sake so that we could accept Him; because had Jesus appeared in his glory, we would have been consumed. We know from Matthew 25:31 “when the son of...

June 27, 2021August 10, 2021by
Passion Sunday 2021
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Passion Sunday 2021

by Mark Henrickson As I begin today I invite you to become aware of the most important thing that you bring here today, that is, your body. I invite you to become aware of the stresses and tensions you bring to this place. The tension in your shoulders which may live constantly up around your...

March 27, 2021April 12, 2021by
Covid-19 Vaccines in New Zealand what are we getting Today?
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Covid-19 Vaccines in New Zealand what are we getting Today?

Just in case you wanted to know. I did, so I looked it up. Whether you are a border worker in New Zealand, someone close to them, or a health care worker you are likely to get the Pfizer vaccine, the first of the vaccines New Zealand has purchased. If you fit into the ‘older’...

February 20, 2021February 21, 2021by
On this rock I will build my church
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On this rock I will build my church

By Mark Henrickson Readings Isaiah 51:1-6; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus said, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but my father who is in heaven.  And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death...

August 22, 2020August 25, 2020by
War, disaster, plague
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War, disaster, plague

Homilist: Hector Cumming Readings Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Two weeks ago Peter spoke on the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah said “from early times prophets prophesied ‘war, disaster and plague’. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognised as one truly sent by the Lord. In tonight’s reading the prophet Zechariah prophesied that...

July 5, 2020July 7, 2020by
Zoom service
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Zoom service

Service for Lent 5 29 March 2020 Covid emergency lockdown During the 2020 Covid emergency lockdown ARCC could not meet at St Matthews but we continued to meet online via Zoom. Here is the Powerpoint we used zoom service lent 5  

March 29, 2020May 29, 2020by
We are loved, we belong
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We are loved, we belong

Rev Sandy Robertson Homily on 25 August 2019 Woman, you are set free from your ailment. Take your place in the centre of the heart of God There is a certain type of person who is obsessed with rules and the following of them – not only for themselves but also for everyone else they...

August 25, 2019May 29, 2020by
The Christian life
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The Christian life

Sermon by Hector Cumming Readings Jeremiah 23: 23–29, Hebrews 11:29–12:2, Luke 12: 49–56. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be wholly acceptable to you, our God. I will refer briefly to two readings as my homily will concentrate on Hebrews chapter 12 verses 1-2, which summarise the Christian...

August 18, 2019July 9, 2020by
Time For Love – Documentary
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Time For Love – Documentary

The Bible and Same Sex Attraction A documentary featuring interview commentary from various New Zealand Theologians, Scholars, Ministers about homosexuality. Being raised in a Christian family which became more and more fundamentalist as I grew older I was aware that my attraction to other boys was not something I could mention to my family. In...

April 15, 2019May 29, 2020by
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