Merry Christmas everyone!
We are looking forward to a candlelit service at 11.30pm tonight (Christmas Eve) and then Christmas Day at 9.30am.
Hamish has recorded the message that he will be giving on Christmas Day, and that can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/SW0IBHfn3-M
Services on 27th December and throughout January will be at the usual time of 10am, however the recording of services will only resume mid-January.
We wish all a peaceful and blessed Christmas.
The consistent message of the angels is: “Don’t be afraid. God is with you. God has things under control.”
The Reflection for today’s service explores this further, and a recorded version can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/bOLSrdXyeKg
Family Nativity Service
Today is our all-age Christmas service, and we are so looking forward to the children acting out the story for us.
For those unable to make it, there is a wee video that outlines a little of what is happening.
Second Sunday in Advent
Theme: The Good News Highway
This week we will be enjoying communion together. The service is also being live streamed so that you will be able watch the whole service from 10am onwards (or pick it up some time later) by going to the following links:
The theme this week is “Day is on the Way”
Anei tatou na ko te po,
ana tatou na he ra ki tua
Here we are in the night,
but day is on the way
The readings are from Isaiah 64: 1-9 & Mark 13: 1-3, 24-37.
It is also the first Sunday in Advent, and we begin our time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of Christ.
Light one candle for hope,
One bright candle for hope.
He brings hope to everyone.
He comes. He comes.
As usual, we have a short form recorded service available, and you can view that here: https://youtu.be/8hMY-4FYNxE
This week’s theme is “Passing the Baton”.
The readings are: Deuteronomy 31: 1-2, 7-8; 34:9 and Mark 10: 13-16.
For those unable to join us – or for those who want another look – here is the recorded version of the service: https://youtu.be/k22nDfy5GyY
This week's theme is Engaging Faith: Know the Message, Believe the Message, Live the Message.
The Readings are from Deuteronomy 6: 1-12 & Mark 12: 28-31.
Once again, we have a shortened recorded version of the service available, and it can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RA7Wwoe6Icg
All Saints Day
Theme: Thinking Back, Thinking Ahead
I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
This week’s recorded service can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/vOolG247GQE
Teach us how short our life is,
so that we may become wise. (Psalm 90:12)
Dr Anne Shave is preaching this week on this theme from Psalm 90.
For those unable to join us physically for worship, a recorded version can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/x4dy_ECPP60
Today we continue to reflect on the story of Exodus, with Moses seeking for even deeper experiences of God's presence. If you cannot make it to the service at church you can watch a video of the sermon here:
Worship Services are held at 10am every Sunday. For those unable to join us in person, a recorded version will be available from 9am each week.