Sunday Reflections

Swords to plowshears

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What is it that we are preparing for at this time of year? Pretty easy answer: we’re preparing to feast. Christmas day is an ancient feast day – once was the only public holiday in the year – a time to stop work, share gifts and eat. During Advent, this year we’ll reflect on this theme of preparation – prepare...
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In the Potter's house

Monday, October 10, 2016

There is a great deal happening regionally in our little patch of Boorondara. The churches of Habitat Deepdene, Auburn, East Kew and West Hawthorn are deep in conversation. The regional Asset Strategy Program (ASP) has been researching ways in which the shared resources of our region could be redeveloped to provide inspiring mission and ministry into the future. A report...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I’m just back from a week up north. Three days in Dawrin and four days on a remote island called Milingimbi. I went to Dawrin with my family to launch a book of my grandmother’s letters at the Northern Synod meeting where they were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the mission at Warrawi – Golburn Island – where Rev Watson...
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Easter Church Services

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

On Thursday this week we will meet for dinner at 6pm at Kew to mark the night of Jesus’ last meal with his friends. Please let the office know if you are coming for catering purposes. Good Friday morning at 10am we gather again in Canterbury around a huge cross made of soil where we bury our regrets and hear...
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Supporting Community Renewal

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Two and a half thousand years ago, the prophet Jeremiah wrote to a group of asylum seekers with words of encouragement as they established in a new land: 'take wives and husbands and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not...
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Living Bread

Sunday, August 16, 2015

In the morning, we take bread We take a yummy crusty grainy loaf...and put pieces of it in the toaster and wait until it is warm and brown We take bread  and butter it and smear it with marmalade or vegimite We take bread and break it and then we cut the bread into little pieces, enough for everyone and...
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Partnership in Mission

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Grace to you and peace from God and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you, and pray with joy. Because of you are partners in the gospel from the first day until now. We are partners in the gospel You are partners in the gospel Partners!   This is what Paul says in the...
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Lay down you life

Sunday, May 03, 2015

At the centenary of ANZAC day we hear time and a gain:  'We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for one another'. 1 John 3:16 'I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep'. John 10: 11 When I hear...
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Leadership and Culture

Sunday, May 03, 2015

History and culture affect the understanding and practice of leadership. The kind of leadership called for in the life of the church has been shaped by the cultural context of the time. Let’s think back to the early days of the Christian community and the formation of leaders. The cultural context started out being hostile toward the Christian Church. Right...
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A new season

Sunday, April 19, 2015

  It is a new season on the Christian calendar – It’s the season after Easter. It’s the time when we read from the bible stories of what happened to Jesus’ friends and followers after he was arrested, crucified, body laid in a tomb and three days later discovered to be missing from the tomb. For seven weeks between Easter...
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