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Category: Weekly News

Encounters with Jesus 6: Joanna, wife of Chuza – Expectations

In our Lent-Easter worship series, Encounters with Jesus, we’re following Jesus from his raising of Lazarus to his resurrection (based on John 11-20).  Over the last 5 weeks, we’ve heard the stories of Caiaphas, Mary the sister of Lazarus, Andrew, his brother Peter, and Pontius Pilate. This Sunday we’ll hear the story of Joanna, the…
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Encounters with Jesus 5: Pontius Pilate – Perplexed

In our Lent-Easter worship series, Encounters with Jesus, we’re following Jesus from his raising of Lazarus to his resurrection (based on John 11-20). Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve heard the stories of Caiaphas, Mary the sister of Lazarus, Andrew, and his brother Peter. This Sunday we’ll hear the story of Pontius Pilate. His encounter…
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Encounters with Jesus 4: Peter – The Fickle Follower

In our Lent-Easter worship series, Encounters with Jesus, we’re following Jesus from his raising of Lazarus to his resurrection (based on John 11-20). Over the last 3 weeks, we’ve heard the stories of Caiaphas, Mary the sister of Lazarus, and last week Andrew – one of Jesus’ first disciples. This Sunday we will hear the…
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Encounters with Jesus 3: Andrew – the Hour has Come

In our Lent-Easter worship series, Encounters with Jesus, we’re following Jesus from his raising of Lazarus to his resurrection (based on John 11-20). Over these weeks, we are hearing stories from people who encountered Jesus. With each character’s name, there’s a tag word or phrase to describe their experience. This Sunday: Andrew – The Hour…
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Encounters with Jesus 2: Mary (sister of Lazarus) – Extravagant Worship

In our Lent-Easter worship series, Encounters with Jesus, we’re following Jesus from his raising of Lazarus to his resurrection, based on John’s account. Over the season of Lent, we encourage you to read and reflect on the Gospel of John, taking note of people’s reactions to Jesus’ claims, teaching and miracles.  An example from my…
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Encounters with Jesus 1: Caiaphas – Threatened

In our Lent-Easter worship series, Encounters with Jesus, we’ll be following Jesus from his raising of Lazarus to his resurrection. This will be based on readings from John 11-20. Over the next 7 weeks, we hope to hear stories from people who encountered Jesus. With each character’s name, there’s a tag word/phrase to describe their…
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Family Acts of Service

What brings you greater satisfaction in life? Doing something great that people notice; or helping a person in need. Bossing someone around; or helping someone who’s struggling. Doing better than others in a task; or helping others do better in their task. Consider Jesus.  He did many mighty deeds – not to bolster his insecure…
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Family Rituals and Traditions

When Israel crossed the River Jordan into the Promised Land, it was in flood at the time. The priests carried the wooden Ark of the Covenant in front of the people. What happened when they stepped into the water? As the nation crossed over, do you remember what they gathered from the riverbed?  (You can…
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“God-talk” in all its Forms

Faith is passed on and nurtured through trusted personal relationships. The aim of our February series, At Home with Jesus – 4 Keys of Faith Formation, is to learn how to share the language of faith, hope and love in our households more naturally.  Four key practices can help us to become more “fluent” in…
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At Home with Jesus – 4 Keys of Faith Formation

Do you ever wonder about the legacy you are leaving behind? What do you want to pass on to the next generations? What important things do you want your loved ones to ‘get’ from your life?  How are you modelling, encouraging, or helping that to happen? Many of us lament over children, grandchildren, or ‘once…
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