Genesis 1  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. The barbeque has been tied to the deck,…

Shiny, Happy People

Leviticus 8 – The Rites of Ordination The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, the vestments, the anointing oil, the bull of sin offering, the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; 3 and assemble the whole congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting. Look…

Sabbatical

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven… a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;” (Ecclesiastes 3) The first week of my sabbatical has come to an end; I spent much of this first week trying to enter into sabbatical time, which…

Hiking and Stained Glass and Live TV: Oh My!

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall…

Come and Gather at the Stable

Tune Beach Spring Come and gather, at the stable They have journeyed far from home Mary, Joseph, young and able Travelled ways as yet unknown With a dream of untold promise That great things would come to pass In the sureness of God’s blessing They found peace and rest as last. Come and gather, round…

Worship Matters

Tune: Abbott’s Leigh 8787D Worship matters to God’s people. People matter to our God. It’s the time when we all gather; Pray and sing and hear the Word Words of hope and words of promise; Laid upon our hearts with truth. Filling us with joy and courage; Of God’s love and life renewed. When the…

What Is Our Purpose?

Tune: Breathe On Me Breath of God – Trentham What is our purpose God? What would you have us do? Proclaim the word and heal the sick. And fill us with promise true. What is our purpose God? Help us to trust in you. Help us to live as Jesus lived. Love God and neighbour…