Rev Jay's Weekly Reflection

Cleansed By Jesus

As we move further into John’s gospel we are currently in the days immediately leading up to the crucifixion.  We will go back during Holy Week to look again at some of these stories but for now let’s just experience the journey with Jesus. Jesus has gathered with his...

Jesus and Lazarus

Today is the first Sunday in Lent.  Lent is a time of reflection and preparation as we journey towards Easter.  It’s a period of 40 days, excluding Sundays, and takes us right up to Good Friday.  The colour we use in Lent is purple, so you’ll see that colour present...

Word of Washing

Well this week we’ve jumped a bit in our reading of John and find ourselves in chapter 9.  Some of the signs we’ve missed are the healing of the official’s son, the healing of the paralysed man at the pool, Jesus feeding the 5000 men, Jesus walking on water, questions...

To be Known is to be Loved

This week’s reading is the ‘Woman at the well’.  It is a much loved reading and leads itself into many creative interpretations.  Today we will listen to being read, see it being performed, experience it being danced and be part of different ways of presenting this...

Word of Wisdom

‘You must be born again’. It is impossible for anyone now to hear these words as they were originally spoken by Jesus or heard by Nicodemus, the Jewish leader who sought Jesus out under cover of darkness, embarrassed or fearful of others knowing about his interest in...

Word of Zealousness

We are continuing in our journey through the gospel of John and the next story we are given is about Jesus upturning the tables and getting angry at the Temple in Jerusalem. Now I can hear you saying, “hang on, that doesn’t happen until just before Easter”, but in...

Words of Abundance

Today we move into the 2nd chapter of the gospel of John and what are we met with but a wedding.  We’ve been really fortunate here that in the last 18 months we’ve had 2 weddings of young people that we love and admire and there is another one coming up in May.  So,...

Word of Witness

At the very beginning of our reading today a phrase jumps out that is bold and full-spirited. As Jesus walked by, John exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”  This description of Jesus is well-known within the Church, yet interestingly it only appears within...

The Gift of the Christ Child

Over the next 8 or 9 days we are going to gather to worship at least 3 times, maybe more depending on if you come to all the services. Like Easter, this time of Christmas is a time of amazement and worship.  Amazement in that God so loved us that God sent Christ to...

The Story of Christmas

This morning we have another full service, but it will be filled with fun, story and song. Not only do we welcome little Alexandra through baptism, which I must say is very fitting so close to Christmas, but we also take time out to go through the Christmas story...

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