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It is now in your hands. A response to level 3

"It is now in your hands" Tonight, the President announced the moving to Level 3 of the Lockdown. In essence this means opening up the economy and facing the Risks associated with our interaction with others and the increased potential for person to person infections.   While we know that there will be an increase in… Continue reading It is now in your hands. A response to level 3

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From the Rector’s Desk – 15 May 2020

Grace and Peace to you, from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. What God requires of us is this “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 8:6)And Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to love God and love our neighbour.Our Diocese has called on… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 15 May 2020

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At the end of the Day -(Elizabeth Paul) Wed 13 May 2020

Our president addressed us tonight and you could see the strain that he is under. This is a difficult phase of the management of the mitigation of the Pandemic, as it appears like not much is happening, but actually a great deal is happening. I feel it here in the Parish too. The contingency plans… Continue reading At the end of the Day -(Elizabeth Paul) Wed 13 May 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – Friday in Easter Week – 17 April 2020

Christ is Risen. Alleluia! It’s Friday in Easter week and we have made it through another week of Lockdown and the uncertainty of the future is growing daily. This morning when I awoke I read the Archbishop’s Blog https://archbishop.anglicanchurchsa.org/2020/04/archbishops-eastertide-news-reflections_16.html  and it was speaking about all the things that I had on my mind, even down… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – Friday in Easter Week – 17 April 2020

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Resurrection Sermon – 12 April 2020

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!  The Lord be with you! Every year on this morning the Church joyfully resounds with these words: Alleluia Christ is Risen! These words are said as if they are being said for the first time. To be honest each year they are being said, for the… Continue reading Resurrection Sermon – 12 April 2020

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From the Rectors Desk – Good Friday – 10 April 2020

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Last night the Lockdown was extended till the end of the month. In a brave and decisive and well-articulated statement by the President, he acknowledged our sacrifice and called us to endure longer and adapt to a new reality. As the… Continue reading From the Rectors Desk – Good Friday – 10 April 2020

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From the Rectors Desk – 9 April 2020

Maundy Thursday. Today is Maundy Thursday – derived from the Latin ‘mandatum’ which means commandment. It is from the closing words of The Gospel “A new Commandment I give unto you.” (John 13:34) Traditionally today has two Eucharist services – at the Morning Eucharist the Priests renew their vows and the oils for healing and… Continue reading From the Rectors Desk – 9 April 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – 7 April 2020

Holy Tuesday  (April 7 2020) Grace and peace from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. As I write to you this morning, I share a few concerns that we need to fervently pray about and where possible take action. I am concerned about fatigue. In crisis sleep is not an easy thing and… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 7 April 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – 3 April 2020

On Friday the 10th of April Christians from around the world will celebrate Good Friday. The day on which the Saviour of the world overcame death, by giving Himself up to death and dying on a cross to save the world. This act seems so strange that the apostle Paul would write – “the cross… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 3 April 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – 1 April 2020

Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ. The Lord be with you. As I continue to pray for you, I am reminded of our need to “wait upon the Lord!” There is wonderful rain falling, a reminder that we live under God’s blessing. We have so much to be joyful for, and so much to… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 1 April 2020