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…]

Letter from the Vicar 31 May 2015

Dear Friends, We welcome you today as we gather to celebrate the festival of the most Holy Trinity. In the past six months or so we have followed the story of the incarnation, from the Annunciation to Mary, through the birth of Jesus, his life and ministry, his death on the cross and his resurrection … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 24 May 2015

Pentecost 2015 Acts 2: 1-21, Romans 8: 22-27, John 20: 19-23 A week or so ago members of the Parish Trust and the new Vestry met at the Community of the Sacred Name for a day of prayer and to begin to take stock of the situation that St Michael’s finds itself in with regard … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 24 May 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s as we celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is a joyful feast where we recall the very essence of the Church is created as the Spirit is poured out on all present. One thing that always stands … [Read more…]

Letter from the People’s Warden 17 May 2015

Dear Friends, On Thursday evening a number of us joined our S. Luke’s friends in the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension. For many years we have been their willing guests, and it was great to celebrate with them at the Knox Centre, their current worship venue. As we remember the ascent of Jesus … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 10 May 2015

Easter 6 Acts 10: 44-48, 1 John 5: 1-6, John 15: 9-17 10.05.2015 “You did not choose me but I chose you,” was a favourite verse of my dear friend and mentor Robin Smith, a priest of this diocese. It’s quite a confronting verse for people these days who might think that I’ll decide my … [Read more…]