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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]