Letter from the Vicar – 26 February 2017

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today we complete our series of readings from the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus calls us to a consideration of what actually drives our concerns and what we trust in ultimately. Will it be God or money? The reading asks us to consider the things we worry about and … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar – 19 February 2017

Welcome to S. Michael’s,   In the past week we have been astonished by the large fires on the Port Hills and very saddened by the loss of life and property in them. We are also just a few days away from the sixth anniversary of the deadly earthquakes of 22 February, which are still … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar – 12 February 2017

Dear Friends,   Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today we continue with the reading of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, as he seeks to help his disciples to understand what following him really means. We hear his challenge that his followers are not to claim righteousness from outward shows of virtue. Rather, he calls them to … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar – 5 February 2017

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Last week I wrote about how Candlemas marks a move from our celebrations since Christmas of the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ, towards a focus on preparing for Lent, which begins this year on 1 March. Over the next few weeks we are invited to consider our lives … [Read more…]