Sermons - Sept 2018 Print E-mail

Our Priest in Charge, the Rev'd Alister Hendery, is making available his sermons via this website.  Here is your opportunity to download a sermon as a Pdf file and read it at your leisure.  Below are this month's sermons.

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Sunday 16 September

Saint Matthew
Matthew 9:9-13
About a God who likes to keeps bad company

Adrian Plass, who is a rather successful writer on Christian themes, tells this story about himself.

When I was sixteen I loathed myself. I hated my face and my body, I had been expelled from school for truancy, and I had neither a job nor any visible prospect of getting one. The chaos inside my head was quite frightening. To make matters worse, I had developed a strategy of using scathing sarcasm in the conduct of my relationships with almost anyone who made me feel silly (that is, almost everyone).

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Sunday 9 September

Ordinary Sunday 23 (B)
Mark 7: 31-37
Please listen to me!

‘They brought to Jesus a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him.’

Mark tells this story because of what it says about Jesus. In Jesus we see the fulfilment of the promise that when the Messiah comes ‘The deaf will hear … and those who cannot speak will shout for joy.’ It’s evidence for who Jesus is. But I wonder, what was life like for the man – what was it like to be deaf and to live with a speech impediment?

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Sunday 2 September

Ordinary Sunday 22 (B)
James 1:17-27 & Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
Our Inward Hearts

We’re back into Mark’s Gospel, and what do we get, but this seemingly obscure argument between the Pharisees and Jesus about washing hands. How on earth can this connect with our lives today? Well, to do that, we need to get inside the world of first century Judaism...

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facebookWe now have an official Facebook page! Like us from your own Facebook for updates and photos etc. 

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Sunday Prayer Vigil Print E-mail

Sunday Prayer Vigils are held each Sunday from 9.15 to 9.35am in the Lady Chapel.

Everyone is welcome to come along, to pray for God's guidance and blessings on our Vicar Helen, on St Matthew's Parish community and our wider community, and the city of Hastings.

 
Prayer Book now available online! Print E-mail

Our NZ Prayer Book has been published online.anglogo

"It is now almost a quarter of a century since A New Zealand Prayer Book – He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa transformed our worship.  It has taken a number of formats.  It proved so popular in the USA that one edition was published by the U.S Church.  (That was the fat, one colour edition.)  An electronic version was also produced some years ago. 

Now at last, as the Anglican Communion News Service this week announced to the world:  “Enjoy the online version of the Prayer Book of the Anglican Church of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia here: A New Zealand Prayer Book  - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa "

From Waiapu News.

 
Conservation Fundraisers Print E-mail

Notecards, Christmas cards, a CD of Christopher Hainsworth and The Vicar's Tea Party Cookbook are available - see below for details.

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Note Cards & Christmas Cards 

Christmas Cards
Images of the Lady Chapel stained glass windows in all their glorious colour and detail.

Notecards
Also available are notecards featuring St Matthew's photos.  Two have original plan drawings. Blank, allowing you to write a message. 

All cards are available in packs of 10 for $5.00, ask at the Parish Office.

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The Vicar's Tea Party Cookbook

Sales are going very well.  There are still some copies are sale for $15.00 each from parish office.  A Conservation Project fundraiser. 

Many thanks to Clare & George Orchard for organising the the cookbook.

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cd-cover1bMeditation & Majesty - Christopher Hainsworth on St Matthew's Organ - Music CD

This lovely CD of masterpieces of French music has been recorded by Christopher Hainsworth on St Matthew's organ, and kindly made available by Chris for sale, with proceeds going to St Matthew's Church Conservation Fund.

Composers featured are Cesar Franck, Alexandre Guilmant, Ch-Marie Widor, Francois Couperin, Theodoe Dubois, Alfred Lefebure-Wely, Georges Bizet, Charles Gounod, Oliver Messiaen, and Francis Pouenc.  Also a traditional Catalan piece, The Song of the Birds.

St Matthew's are most grateful to Christopher Hainsworth, and to Michael Grafton-Green and Colleen Rae-Gerrard for producing the CD and booklet.

$20.00 each - please ask at the Parish Office.

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The Vicar's Tea Party Cookbook Print E-mail

 The Vicar's Tea Party Cookbook .

Copies are sale for $15.00 each from parish office.  A Conservaton Project fundraiser.  Many thanks to Clare & George Orchard for organising the the cookbook.

 


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