From The Rector's Desk

From the Rector’s Desk – Church of the Good Shepherd – 5 March 2021

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. It is with great anticipation that we await the details of how the Elective Assembly will be conducted and how we can then move forward as a Diocese. I ask you to continue to pray for the candidates and… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – Church of the Good Shepherd – 5 March 2021

From The Rector's Desk

From the Rector’s Desk – St Mary’s Kingsburgh – 5 March 2021

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. It is with great anticipation that we await the details of how the Elective Assembly will be conducted and how we can then move forward as a Diocese. I ask you to continue to pray for the candidates and… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – St Mary’s Kingsburgh – 5 March 2021

Lent · Priest's Perspective

Lent 2021 – 1 March -Build me an Ark

Led by the Spirit! “If we are led by the Spirit let us also walk in step (march) with the Spirit” (Gal 5:25) In the Eucharist liturgy we use the words, “Do this in remembrance of me.”  This phrase is to be understood as “do this in participation with me.” Christ calls us to a… Continue reading Lent 2021 – 1 March -Build me an Ark

Church Chatter · Lent

Listening to the Beloved

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT Listening to the Beloved Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” —Mark 9:7 In the Transfiguration story, God speaks to Jesus’ apostles with words that are still directed to us today. God did not threaten them… Continue reading Listening to the Beloved

Sunday School

THE WAY OF THE CROSS

Mark 8: 31 - 38 Jesus called the disciples to follow him. They left their homes and their work and went around the country with Jesus. It was a wonderful time of miracles and crowds following him. Life was a great adventure. When they were sitting around a campfire one evening Jesus asked them if… Continue reading THE WAY OF THE CROSS

From The Rector's Desk

From the Rectors Desk, 26 February 2021, St Mary’s Kingsburgh

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:3,4) It is a great privilege to announce our Council for 2021:Church… Continue reading From the Rectors Desk, 26 February 2021, St Mary’s Kingsburgh

From The Rector's Desk

From the Rectors Desk, 26 February 2021, Church of the Good Shepherd Amanzimtoti

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:3,4) It is a great privilege to announce our Council for 2021:… Continue reading From the Rectors Desk, 26 February 2021, Church of the Good Shepherd Amanzimtoti

Sunday School

JESUS’ BAPTISM AND TEMPTATION

Mark 1: 9-15 Some distance from the towns where Jesus walked there was a river called the Jordan Jesus' cousin John lived there. John gathered people around him so that he could teach them about being sorry for the bad things they had done and the sins they had committed. When they remembered what they… Continue reading JESUS’ BAPTISM AND TEMPTATION

Lent · Priest's Perspective

19 February 2021 Build Me an Ark

Be Transformed by the renewal of your minds ( Rom 12:2) Noah’s life must have been filled with much anxiety and trepidation. When told, the story often reflects the ridicule that he received from the people around him. Building an Ark requires us to “be transformed by the renewal of our minds” it requires us… Continue reading 19 February 2021 Build Me an Ark

Church Chatter · Lent

Unexpected Graces

THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY Unexpected Graces What does it profit them if they gain the whole world but lose or forfeit themselves? —Luke 9:25 Even though this past year has been difficult, it has also offered many graces. One grace I’ve noticed is how the pandemic has reminded us what is most important in life.… Continue reading Unexpected Graces