A reflection on resurrection and mask wearing. Focusing on Luke 24:36-49.
Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of the Way, The path on which you call us never runs straight and smooth. It bends and turns, it climbs and falls. On some days we run and dance, and great rises and stones melt beneath our feet Some days we are staggered by fear and doubt [...]
Prayers of Adoration & Confession In today’s Easter story the risen Jesus comes through the locked doors of fear He offers peace He shows his wounds He breathes the Holy Spirit upon his followers And sends them to continue his work let us enter into this story in prayer. Living crucified one, no act [...]
Easter hope after Christchurch. A reflection on Luke 24:1-12. I show a number of videos in this reflection: The haka outside the Al Noor Mosque (Tenei Te Ruru begins at 00:47) - I play three excerpts of this through the reflection 1973 All Blacks haka contrasted with the 2015 All Blacks haka Jacinda Ardern's speech [...]
Thinking Jesus dead, the disciples lock themselves in a room. And yet their gathering is interrupted and reshaped by someone passing through the door. What might this mean? We welcomed Matt Julius as our preacher. Matt is a student at the Centre for Theology & Ministry, a member of the new Synod Mission and [...]
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, ... (Acts 4:32a) Prayers of Adoration & Confession Loving God, we seek in you peace that passes understanding Companion Christ, meet us again on the road and turn crucified despair to morning hope Just as Thomas touched the [...]
Christ is risen A new Christ Candle is lit. We respond to the invitation: Come let us pray for we are followers of Jesus called to be a listening and loving community. Come as you are ready to light a taper and offer a prayer for the world, for the church, for those you [...]