Letter from the Vicar 30 August 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today is Anglican Communion Sunday, when we celebrate our place in the worldwide family of Anglicans. The Anglican Communion arose with the spread of the Church of England as the British Empire grew and church people emigrated to many parts of the world. This created a problem as the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Church Wardens 23 August 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to you all today as we gather to share the bread of life together and draw strength for the journey. We receive for baptism Charlotte Bonny Riches and we welcome her family and friends to S. Michael’s on this special day. Recently the Vestry approved a proposal for replacing fences, starting with … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 16 August 2015

Assumption 2015 Isaiah 61: 10-11, Galatians 4: 4-7, Luke1: 46-55 Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. One of the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 16 August 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven. When we honour the Virgin Mary we are really paying due attention to the mystery of the incarnation. This is the wonderful gift that the Word became flesh and lived among us, full of grace … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky Evensong 9 August 2015

Evensong OS 19B Job 39: 1-40- 40: 4, Hebrews 12: 1-17 When we lived on the West Coast we enjoyed some tramping up the rugged rivers around Harihari and climbing some of the lower mountains around the town and further south. It always felt quite an achievement to get into some of these places, and … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 9 August 2015

OS 19B 1 Kings 19: 4-8, Ephesians 4: 25-5:2, John 6: 35, 41-51 Elijah was frightened and alone when he sat down under that solitary broom bush. He wanted his life to end. Rather than giving him a pep talk the angel said to him, “Get up and eat.” Elijah noticed a freshly baked cake, … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 9 August 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we gather to eat of the bread of life together and draw strength for the journey. We might readily identify with Elijah as he fled for his life into the wilderness. Elijah had produced a great victory over the prophets of Baal, but even with this display … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 2 August 2015

OS 18B Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15, Ephesians 4: 1-16, John 6: 24-35 This week I have been at Arthur’s Pass with the middle school camp. It was great to be with our children as they explored the winter environment. For many it would have been a first, and I was most impressed how the children … [Read more…]