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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 22 February 2020 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
    This weekend we come together to celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration. That mountaintop experience where some of the disciples saw Jesus revealed as the Son of God in dazzling white. They were so excited by the experience that they wanted to prolong it by building tents. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 15 February 2020 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe


    This Sunday we come together for our AGM. This is a great time for reflection on the previous year, but also an opportunity to look with passion to the year ahead. We will look at the reports submitted, pass the budget for 2020 and look to see where all this fits into our Mission Action Plan (MAP). …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 20 December 2019 : Rector's Musings

    As we approach the last days of Advent—those last days that we prepare, waiting expectantly—we are presented with the story of Jesus’ birth by Matthew. This gospel takes the perspective of Joseph as he hears from the angel. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 20 December 2019 : Rector's Musings

    As we approach the last days of Advent—those last days that we prepare, waiting expectantly—we are presented with the story of Jesus’ birth by Matthew. This gospel takes the perspective of Joseph as he hears from the angel. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 13 December 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    This week we come to celebrate the third Sunday in Advent. Traditionally this Sunday is also known as Gaudete Sunday or Rose Sunday. Like Laetare/Refreshment Sunday in Lent, this is a time to break from the seasonal traditions. During Advent we focus on waiting expectantly for Jesus, his birth, his presence and second coming.
    On Rose Sunday we are encourage to rejoice.

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 06 December 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    I think it is important that we remind ourselves to take the time out to quietly reflect and pray about the different ways God is acting in our lives. What is God calling you to do or be? God may be saying take a rest and that is ok. God may be encouraging you to branch out into a new ministry or special task and that is ok too. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 30 November 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    This week we begin the season of Advent. These weeks leading up to Christmas see the liturgical colour change from green to purple. We use purple in Advent and Lent. Lent is a time of repentance whereas during Advent we wait expectantly, with joy and hope, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 24 November 2019 : Rector's Musings


    This week we also celebrate ‘Christ the King’. This is the last Sunday before Advent. It is also the last Sunday in our liturgical calendar for Year C. This year we have focussed on the Gospel of Luke. Next year we return to the beginning of our three year cycle with the Gospel of Matthew (Year A).

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 15 November 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    ‘How do we live today when we don’t know tomorrow?’
    In our gospel reading this week we hear Jesus tell his disciples that the temple
    will come down. No stone will be left upon another. How can this be? The
    disciples were just marvelling at the great work and the sheer size of the
    limestone blocks. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 08 November 2019 : Rector's Musings


    Our parish has a Mission Action Plan that helps guide our discussions and
    decision making. This means that we have a framework that guides us and we
    have a clear plan for our future. I feel that our parish is at an exciting time in
    our history.

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