Letter from the Vicar 28 June 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today. The winter has surely been upon us in recent weeks! Lately there have been major statements about climate change and social justice in the worldwide Church. These are in preparation for an important international meeting on climate, to be held in France in December. Pope Francis has gained … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 21 June 2015

Founders Day 2015 21 June 2015 Job 38: 1-11, Mark 4: 35-41 How good are your foundations? That’s a question that many have asked since the earthquakes. We have seen the huge effort to make secure foundations for the big building over the road. As we have discovered, foundations can seem okay until the challenge … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 21 June 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s for School Founders’ Day. We welcome school families and staff today as we celebrate our life together and the foundations we share in Christ. For the families who are new to S. Michael’s we especially welcome you and hope you will feel comfortable as you make your way through … [Read more…]

Sermon by Rev Anne Price 14 June 2015

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 17:22-24, 2 Cor 5:6-17, Mark 4:26-34 May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of all our hearts be now and always acceptable to you, O Lord, our Rock and Our Redeemer. Amen A woman steps onto a stage, her Stradivarius violin tucked under her arm. She glances … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 14 June 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today we will consider some of the parables of Jesus where he demonstrates the power and growth of the kingdom of God from small beginnings. The first reading from Ezekiel speaks of the giant cedar trees which were such a symbol of strength in biblical times. We can think … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 7 June 2015

OS 10B Genesis 3: 8-15, 2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1, Mark 3: 20-35 When it became known around Amberley that we were leaving and I was going to study for ministry in Auckland there were some interesting reactions. People were trying to make sense of it in the best way they could. Some had seen it … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 7 June 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we gather as the family of our Lord. We come together as those who seek to do his will both by celebrating the Eucharist and by becoming a Eucharistic community dispersed within the world. Last week I saw the movie Boy Choir, which I recommend to you. … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 31 May 2015

Trinity Sunday 2015 Isaiah 6: 1-8, Romans 8: 12-17, John 3: 1-17 St Augustine of Hippo wrote a famous book on the doctrine of the Trinity called De Trinitate from which I would like to share a few reflections today. Augustine was walking on the beach, one day, pondering the mystery of the Trinity. He … [Read more…]