Sun 12 Mar 2017
Nicodemus was wowed by Jesus, although perhaps that should not be a surprise. He is a Pharisee, and Pharisees were known for being attracted by ‘bling’. They had vision for fancy things that carried their own sense of importance. Like getting the most important seat at the table, perhaps at the right-hand side of the favoured guest, Rabbi or teacher. Or the wearing of long robes in public, the longer and fancier the better. Or wearing big boxes on their heads with bible tracts to show the world how seriously the Scriptures were being taken. Nothing like having the word of God on your mind constantly!
Sun 5 Mar 2017
Sometimes it is hard for us to hear about the problems of our world.
On Manus, the despair and hopelessness is growing. One man in detention there recently wrote in an email:
Sorry if i am late to write for you. Sometimes even breathing is difficult for me in detention and eating food these days is suffering for me…
Sun 26 Feb 2017
Have you ever been touched by the glory of God?
There are many stories in the bible of shekinah.
It is a word that Jewish Rabbis use to convey the idea that God comes to meet us, to dwell near us. And often that presence is one of such brilliance that it is almost beyond humans to bear.
Sun 19 Feb 2017
This coming Sunday, February 26th, St. Margaret’s will hold our Annual General Meeting, immediately after worship.
The notice sheet for the coming week is available here: Notices 19 February 2017 (pdf).
Sun 19 Feb 2017
Every Sunday at 9:30am
- 219 Hull Road, Mooroolbark
- Holy Communion on the first Sunday each month
- Children’s Sunday Activities Program – each week as part of worship
Walmsley Village – Holy Communion every fourth Thursday at 10:30am
Baradine BlueCross Aged Care – Holy Communion every second Thursday at 10:30 am
Sun 12 Feb 2017
Mon 6 Feb 2017
Sun 15 Jan 2017
He clutched his chest, just below the sternum, somewhere between his gut and his heart, and what he said next came out through bursts of laughter:
“God! That was the most remarkable thing—falling in love, and how easy it was to fall in love with Jesus.”…
Sun 8 Jan 2017
This week we again have cause to wonder.
We wonder about how power is used in this world – like the power of sabotage, propaganda and cyber attacks as Moscow has a particular interest in the new President of the United States.
And we wonder more about the world around us.
We wonder about how the goal of success leads to temptation and weaves a web of deceit and distress …