This coming Sunday marks the official end of the church calendar year. The next Sunday will be the beginning of Advent, the start of the church year and the period of time when we prepare for the coming of the Christ, born as a baby in Bethlehem. But back to this Sunday which is known as Christ the King Sunday.
This Sunday as we finish the church year, we are reminded that Jesus is the King, We’re not really into kings much today especially here in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We like to be our own bosses, to set out own agendas. We certainly don’t like anyone to tell us what we should do. So, the idea that there is someone with ultimate power and authority doesn’t sit well with us. And yet, all of us give our allegiance to something, an idea, a dream, a personality, what makes the difference is just what that something is and how it defines our lives. Jesus the king invites those who acknowledge his reign to a life of service, of love and forgiveness, of grace and mercy, of care and compassion. Choosing to give your allegiance to this king makes the world a better place for all of us.
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This Sunday @ 10am Mark N will be preaching on the theme of Christ the King.
A children’s programme for children aged 3-8 is available during the service and a crèche for younger children.
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Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern, and support for those with young children.
Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church email@example.com if you would like to join one.
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Grace and peace