For Sunday the 21st of September - 9:00 am

When we work, we get paid. Or at least we should – that’s justice. But when someone decides to be generous to us, then we do not need to worry about what we deserve – we are fee simply to receive. And we truly experience the meaning of generosity when we receive with gratitude, not comparing what we have been given with what others have been given.

This Sunday we will be hearing a parable that Jesus told about God’s generosity.

As we reflect on the parable, we will consider how God is leading us to be thankful for what we have received. We will also consider how useless it is to complain about God’s generosity to others. And we will give thanks to God, and so experience the joy that comes from receiving good gifts from God.

This Sunday we will be meeting at 9:00am. The Sunday school is in recess over the holidays.

God’s peace to you,

Fraser Pearce, Pastor

For Sunday the 14th of September - 10:00am

Normally if someone close to us hurts us or betrays us, then we feel bitter or angry. We go over in our minds the things they said or did, and can become consumed by resentment. Over time we can even become cynical and despondent – believing that the hope of kind and loving relationships is a fantasy and not a reality. When we fall into this state, we need God to lift us out.


This Sunday we will be hearing Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness. He teaches that God does not become cynical towards us, but shows his great hope in freely offering us forgiveness over and over again. As we receive this forgiveness, we are able to forgive the people that hurt us, and we are even able to begin to see how God can draw good things out of the deepest hurts in life.


This Sunday we will be meeting at 10:00am for service with Holy Communion. The Sunday school will meet at about 10:45am.


God’s peace to you,


Fraser Pearce, Pastor

For Sunday the 7th of September - 9:00am

Living in fractured relationships is very debilitating, as we witness in relationships around us every day - and often enough also within ourselves.   Fractured relationships result in people getting hurt.  Healing both broken relationships and fractured people is the aim of godly reconciliation, and forgiveness is God's way of restoring relationships and people.


This Sunday we will be hearing a reading from the Bible that talks about God’s reconciling love.  We will hear that God regards healthy relationships so highly that he has provided a step-by-step reconciliation process, and he invites all of us to follow it.  This is a delicate restoration process which seeks the wellbeing of individuals and communities by protecting people's reputation through respecting their privacy and confidentiality.  Its aim is nothing less than life-long reconciliation and peace in relationships between people, and between people and God.


This Sunday we will be meeting at 9:00am for a service with Holy Communion. Pastor Allan Heppner will be visiting from Melbourne, and will be delivering the sermon.