Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 29 May 2016

Te Pouhere Sunday Isaiah 42: 10-21, 2 Corinthians 5: 14-19, John 15: 9-17 A fortnight ago we celebrated Pentecost when the church came to being among the believers through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Last Sunday we celebrated the revelation of God as Trinity: one God in three persons.  In the Book of Genesis … [Read more…]

Letter from Claire Preston 29 May 2016

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who came to our celebration of Corpus Christi, when we welcomed our friends from S. Luke’s and heard the words of their Vicar, Revd Jenny Wilkens. Thank you also to those who were able to provide supper for us all. Today is Te Pouhere Sunday when our celebration can … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 22 May 2016

Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15 One of the most touching moments of in a wedding is the first dance.  The formality of the liturgy is past, the speeches have been said, the cake has been cut, and the couple can relax and enjoy each other in a dance … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 22 May 2016

Dear Friends,   Welcome to S. Michael’s on Trinity Sunday, and a special welcome to the Young Voices and School Servers and your families. Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   In the liturgical calendar of the Church our major festivals and seasons focus on the key movements of … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 15 May 2016

Pentecost 2016 Acts 2: 1-21, Romans 8: 14-17, John 14: 8-17 One of the highlights of the General Synod was the contribution of tikanga Pacifica where they explained to us the effects of storms and climate change on their island homes.   They gave us the gift of a slightly expanded Easter acclamation which is particularly … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 15 May 2016

Dear Friends   Welcome to S. Michael’s on this Feast of Pentecost. Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. As we gather, we pray that the Holy Spirit may kindle God’s love in us also. I write this letter from Napier where the General Synod/Te Hinota Whanui is in session. … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this Sunday after the Ascension. Last Sunday we held the AGM of the parish and it was pleasing to have a good turnout of parishioners attending such a positive meeting. The meeting heard about various recent developments in the parish, including the appointment of Alice and Shaun among … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar

Dear Friends, Christ is risen! Alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we come towards the end of the fifty days of Easter. The readings begin to anticipate both the feasts of the Ascension, which we are celebrating on Thursday, and that of Pentecost, two weeks from today. Ascension Day also marks the beginning of … [Read more…]