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From the Rector’s Desk – 9 October 2020

Peace and Grace to you! “We cannot live a spiritual life alone. The life of the Spirit is like a seed that needs fertile ground to grow. This fertile ground includes not only a good inner disposition, but also a supportive social environment” (Herni J.M Nouwen) Parish life aims at providing that supportive environment. A… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 9 October 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – 6 October 2020

To the Beloved in Christ of the Parishes of St Mary’s and Church of the Good Shepherd Amanzimtoti.We praise God that we are now able to have physical gatherings once again. In this difficult time there are times when I need to unilaterally make decisions to address the emerging reality of our lives together, so… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 6 October 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – 3 October 2020

"Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 3 October 2020

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Water is Life

The story of the people of Israel traveling through the desert of Sin reminds us of the absolute dependency of human beings on water. Many of the current conflict zones have as one of their roots the lack of water. For instance, the war in Syria was preceded by 7 years of drought which pushed… Continue reading Water is Life

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Need not Greed

Today our readings speak to us about Humankind's greed and God’s provision. In the parable of the workers today Jesus makes the point that all the workers should get a living wage and that none should be denied the basic provision of life. Over the years the Capitalist system has brought about great inequality in… Continue reading Need not Greed

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From the Rector’s Desk – 19 September 2020

“In your Wisdom, you granted a Sabbath; a blessed time to rest in gratitude for all that you have given; a time to liberate ourselves from vicious consumption; a time to allow the land and all creatures to rest from the burden of production. “ (prayer for season of creation) The concept of Sabbath is… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 19 September 2020

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From the Rector’s Desk – 12 September 2020

“I am  the LORD, and I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the  hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind.” (Isaiah 42) In the words of Psalm 42: 4 ” These things… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 12 September 2020

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Season of Creation – 6 September

Homily by Bishop Geoff DaviesNarrated by Fr. Andrew Manning https://www.facebook.com/StFrancisToti/videos/648055319440115/ Introduction.How do the Scriptures, written two to three thousand years ago, relate to life in our current challenges? COVID-19 has turned our country, our communities and our churches upside down. We don’t know exactly where it came from, but it seems that it probably came… Continue reading Season of Creation – 6 September

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From the Rector’s Desk – 28 August 2020

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 28 August 2020

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Using your gifts for God

12th Sunday after Pentecost. A sermon by Revd Andrew Manning. The video and the text is below. God bless you abundantly. https://www.facebook.com/StFrancisToti/videos/229655411706438/ On Alpha Last weekend we did the Holy Spirit Weekend It is very different doing it online without the normal physical bond that is present on such a weekend. The talks for the… Continue reading Using your gifts for God