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These transformative exercises are provided for you to interact with the weekly Sunday sermon through reflection and prayer.
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  • For the week starting March 31, 2019

    There were three anointing’s of Jesus, by mankind, shortly before He did His ministry of dying for our sins, making a way for us to be forgiven, and to live in heaven.

    The three anointing’s are these:

    1. Some time before the Passion Week, in the town of Nain (about 20 miles south of Capernaum in...

  • Tension and Belonging

    Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21;

    Psalm 126; Luke 10:30-42; John 12:1-8

    Call to Prayer:

    The relentless flow of time in Lent propels us steadily closer to our remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion. In the gospel this week, it is now 6 days before the Passover – also the time of Jesus betrayal, suffering and death. As the...

  • Scripture: Psalm 32;

    Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

    Opening Exercise : How Full Are You? Please use the coloured pencils to colour in the empty body with how full you are. What are you full of? Where? Where are you empty? What's going on inside of you? Etc. (Pic of body attached)

    Call to Prayer

    Those of us who are privileged can so easily take things for...

  • Mar25Mon

    Third Week of Lent: Tragedy and Hope

    March 25, 2019 by Debbie Laginskie

    Tragedy and Hope

    Scriptures: Isaiah 55:1-9;

    Psalm 63:1-8; Luke 13:1-9

    Read Isaiah 55:1-9

    Call to Prayer

    The news feeds had been screaming the tragedies for days. Galileans on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem were offering their sacrifices in the temple, when Pilate sent in his troops and massacred them. They fell onto their own sacrifices, their own...

  • Mar18Mon

    2nd Week of Lent: Grief and Shelter

    March 18, 2019 by Debbie Laginskie

    Scripture: Psalm 27 & Luke 13:31-35

    Call to Prayer

    The Holy One longs to gather all her children together in divine love just like a mother hen gathers her vulnerable offspring under her protective wings.

    Opening Prayer (Pray together): "Oh God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry...

  • Mar11Mon

    First Week of Lent: Temptation

    March 11, 2019

    Scriptures: Psalm 91:1-2, 15, 16; Luke 4:1-13; Romans 10:11

    Call to Prayer:

    We have times when we are filled with confidence and feeling secure and then life throws curve balls and challenges at us and we feel totally depleted and unsure how to manage. At such times it is so hard to stop, breathe and remember the words of Jesus...

  • For individual use, you will read the leader and people parts yourself. We have ashes in our prayer room if you would like to do the exercise there.

    Advance Preparation:
    Arrange seats in a circle with a lit candle on a table in the middle. On the table you will need slips of paper, pens, matches, fire proof bowl, small glass of salted water, and...
  • Feb25Mon

    New Series: The Creed (I Believe)

    February 25, 2019 by Debbie Laginskie

    BELIEVE :

    to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in

    have confidence

    used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul

    to trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith

    to be entrusted with a...

  • Feb19Tue

    The Mustard Seed and the Corn of Wheat

    February 19, 2019

    Matthew 17:20
    He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

    This was Jesus’ response to the disciples asking Him why they couldn’t drive out the demon from a...

  • Feb11Mon

    The Practice of Sabbath Prayer Exercise

    February 11, 2019

    Read the following scriptures and highlight the lines that stand out to you about the Sabbath:

    Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant,...