Lighting Advent Candles with Prayers of Adoration & Confession with SONG: Come, we pray (Shawn Whelan) Come, we pray, O God be with us Come Emmanuel Come, we pray, O God be with us Come Emmanuel Come Emmanuel The first gift – Hope The prophet Isaiah speaks They shall beat their [...]
On Sunday 29th December we reflected on the part of the Christmas story told by Matthew where Jesus and his family become refugees (Matthew 2:13-23). We listened to (and watched) a number of different stories to help give us insight into the refugee experience. Follow the links below to relive them! Will Willimon's Christmas Parable [...]
Australian Christmas Litany It is summer in Australia. Christ is born! The early dawn proclaims that the light of the world has come. Praise to you God of light! God's love is born upon earth with the glorious passion of the summer sun. Praise to you God of love! With mountain and valley, blackwood [...]
God's love in action Jesus tells us that whoever follows him will have the light of life. But we can’t let others on our earth walk in darkness. This Christmas, you can shine Christ’s light by bringing safe, life-giving water to families like Sunday’s in South Sudan. Sunday and her five children live in [...]
Prayer Points Ministry Team Climate Action Group Love Makes a Way Holiday makers Students preparing to move into the Student House Program All who experience mental illness and their carers Christmas Bowl projects Harvesting hope in Zimbabwe OfERR supporting SriLankan refugees to return home Finding joy in [...]
A reflection on the Christmas story in Luke 2:1-20 I focus on the role of the Shepherds and, through them, the way the gospel redefines family from God's perspective.
Advent 4 - Love The prophet Isaiah speaks Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. We lit the first candle for the seeds of hope, planted for the renewal of all creation We lit the [...]
There are two different and contradictory Christmas Stories in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. This reflection separates them out and focusses in on Matthew 1:18-25.
Our Advent Choir offered two beautiful items during worship on Sunday 22nd December, Advent 4 - Love. The choir was directed by Elaine Potter and accompanied by Leigh Johnston and Alistair Hunter. You can also view videos here, with thanks to Mal Rowe.
Finding strength in love after fleeing Syria How do we share God’s unconditional love with those who have suffered unimaginable violence? When their city of Hama came under siege, Rima and her husband Kateb fled for Jordan with their children. As they were escaping, one of their young sons was killed by a chemical [...]