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Friday 5 May

Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 117; John 6:52-59 Welcoming the stranger As Paul travelled along the road to the ancient Syrian city of Damascus, he was struck to the ground by a bright light. Today's traveller could be struck by a missile fired by government troops or by rebel groups, as this city has for five years […]

Sunday 16 October

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time Exodus 17:8-13, Ps.121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2, Luke 18:1-8 Persistence Poor old Moses! He had to keep his arms raised to heaven. As soon as he let them droop, the enemy got the better of his troops. Just as well two tribesmen came along to prop him up. In the context […]

Troops Overseas

New Zealand has once again committed troops in an overseas deployment. The country’s stated aim is to assist in the training of the Iraqi army.  These trained soldiers will be equipped to face the terrorist forces of ISIS. Any commitment to a war zone is a step towards uncertainty.  Whether the training of the Iraqi […]