May 26 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 28 May 2017

REFLECTION FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Reflection: How can you choose to find life by being united with God and with other God-seekers today? Practice for Today: The practice of gathering with other believers for worship is a profound way to live out Jesus’ prayer. In our worship we are united with God, and our hearts are captured by God’s values and priorities. But, we are also united with those who worship with us, and we learn to become one people of God. Make every effort to attend a service of worship today. Breath-Prayer for Today: As I worship you, O God, make me one with you, and with my sisters and brothers in Christ. (Sacredise Daily Worship)

Pew Leaflet – Easter A7 – May 28.pdf

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May 19 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 21 May 2017

The ability to recognize God’s Spirit is not about being a spectator. We don’t just “see” the Spirit” we are invited to “receive” the Spirit – to be filled by God’s presence and power. This is why Jesus promised the disciples that they would not be left as orphans, but that they would see him and live in him. This is true for us today – we also see Jesus and live in him when we learn to abide in the Spirit’s presence. And, as we live in Christ, so we begin to live as Christ – obeying God’s command to love as Jesus did, and revealing Christ to one another and to our world. What signs of the Spirit’s presence can you see in your life today? (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Easter A6 – May 21.pdf

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May 12 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 14 May 2017

REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

If following Christ is seen as a way to avoid suffering and struggle, we will deeply disappointed by the message of this week’s Lectionary readings. Those who followed Jesus, faced persecution, accusation and suffering. The gift of this week is the assurance that, even as we face suffering, our lives are in God’s hands, and, if we will entrust ourselves to God’s care, we will find peace and will be partners in God’s work in our world. This is not the message of ease and of guarantees of the “good life” that we might hope for. But, it is something much better. It is an assurance that as we live in this world and experience its pain, along with all people, we are partners with God, and we have the confidence that our lives and their ultimate destiny are in God’s hands. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Easter A4 – May 14.pdf

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May 05 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 7 May 2017

Jesus… seems to mix his metaphors, referring to himself as both the shepherd and the gate through which the shepherd leads the sheep to pasture. There is a good reason for these two images. As the door, Jesus both protects the sheep from thieves and predators, and provides a way to shelter and food. As shepherd, Jesus was willing to give his life for the sheep, and was concerned for their welfare… As we interact with others – both our companions in the faith and those who are outside of faith communities – we have to choose how we will treat them. We can either act as gatekeepers who block their way to God’s grace and love, or we can be doorways that make it easy for others to connect with God’s life. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Easter A4 – May 07.pdf

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Apr 28 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 30 April 2017

Many people today are following their own version of the Emmaus road. They are walking in disappointment. They are walking away from hope. For many this involves walking away from the church. It’s striking that Jesus begins with a question: ‘What are you discussing together as you walk along?’(17) Luke captures the drama of it. ‘They stood still, their faces downcast’ (17). They’re walking along the road, but they have to stop, stand still, pause before they can begin. Jesus gives them space to tell their story, to share their pain, to speak their disappointment. We may need to do that as well. The more we understand people’s struggles, the more our message of resurrection will connect with them.

Pew Leaflet – Easter A3 – April 30.pdf

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Apr 21 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 23 April

REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

We often focus on Thomas’s doubting of Jesus in this passage. But that’s not the focus of the writer of John’s gospel. Nor is it the focus of Jesus. Both the Gospel writer and Jesus focus on Thomas’s journey to faith. We may be tempted to consider Jesus’ last words to Thomas as a rebuke, but rather than making a negative statement about the disciple, the writer is celebrating his readers – those who have believed without having seen. This does not mean Thomas was bad because he had seen. It just means his journey was different. What Thomas wanted was nothing more than the other disciples had already experienced. They had encountered the risen Christ and he longed for the same. He yearned for a faith that was real and living and honest, and Jesus gave him what he sought. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – April 23.pdf

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Apr 13 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 16 April 2017

REFLECTION FOR HOLY WEEK

Christ is Risen! Once again we proclaim the awesome mystery of our faith! When we keep the resurrection in the past – making it only a historical event, and arguing about the facts and details – we keep its transforming power at bay. It’s easy to say “Jesus is risen” without it having any impact on our lives, even if we are wholly convinced of this truth. But, when we allow our hearts to be captivated by resurrection life – the all-embracing, empowering, inclusive, transforming life that transcends all evil and unjust forces that divide and oppress humanity – then we don’t only say “Jesus is risen”, we live it! In the next fifty days of the Easter season we will be exploring what it means to live now as people of the resurrection – not just people who declare that Jesus was risen in the past.

Pew Leaflet – April 16 – Easter Day.pdf

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Apr 10 2017

Holy Week Services 2017

Holy Monday: 10 April 7.30pm
 Stations of the Cross with Young People – St. Giles – Fr. Joe
Holy Tuesday: 11 April 7.30pm
 Penitential Service – St. John’s – Rev. Eunice
Holy Wednesday: 12 April 7.30pm
 Tenebrae – St. Simon’s – Fr. Laurencious

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Maundy Thursday: 13 April 7.30 pm
        Evening Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper with Washing of Feet & Stripping of the Altar:
• St. Simon’s (Rev. Eunice)
• St. George’s (Fr. Joe)
• St. Giles (Fr. Laurencious)
• St. John’s (Canon Ron Phillips)
• Wemmershoek (Fr. Eugene)
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Good Friday: The Passion of our Lord 9.00am
• St. Simon’s (Rev. Eunice)
• St. George’s (Fr. Joe)
• St. Giles (Fr. Laurencious)
• St. John’s (Fr. Eugene)
• La Motte (Rev. Doreen)
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 Easter Vigil:
(Baptism) 10.00pm
• St. Giles  (Fr. Laurencious)
• St. John’s (Fr. Joe)
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• St. Simon’s (Rev. Eunice)  6.00am
• St. George’s (Fr. Joe)  10.00am
• Wemmershoek (Fr. Laurencious) 8.00am

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Apr 07 2017

Pew Leaflet Sunday 9 April 2017

Once again we come to what many consider to be the most significant week in the Christian Calendar. For the next seven days we journey through the last week of Jesus’ life, through the conflict, rejection, execution and burial of Christ. What makes this journey so important is that it reveals the true values of God’s Reign. What appears as failure and death to human beings, is victory and life in God’s eyes. What looks like the triumph of power, wealth and human systems, actually exposes the poverty and destruction of human competitiveness and self-protection. It is not Jesus on trial this week, but the desire for accumulation, power, and instant gratification that resides in each of our hearts. The cross shows what happens when we reject the way of love and justice, when we choose power, pleasure and possessions over the generous and compassionate ways of God’s Reign. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – April 9 – Palm Sunday.pdf

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Apr 06 2017

Variety Show 28 April 2017

Variety Show Poster

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