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Choose Jesus!

Year C – Easter 4  | Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 The story of Tabitha continues the Easter message: choose Jesus! She clearly did. She devoted her life to doing good things. The widows made sure Peter saw evidence of her dedication to service. Her resurrection from the dead perpetuates the storyContinue reading “Choose Jesus!”

Fresh Sun

Easter 3 – 1st May 2022 Do you remember during your primary school days when they taught you how to safely watch a solar eclipse? It was so fun wasn’t it? There you are at school doing something that didn’t seem like science at all. You were having fun cutting and preparing a safe wayContinue reading “Fresh Sun”

Blinded Faith

Year C – Easter 3  | Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 Saul of Tarsus was a devoted man of faith. He was passionate to defend his faith. His zeal, however, caused him to hate with his faith. He was blinded by his faith. And it was a blinding light from above thatContinue reading “Blinded Faith”

Mama Pi Elisaia

The Mama to Many Kia orana tatou katoatoa i te aroa maata o te Atua, greetings to you all with the love of God. As you may know, Mama Pi Elisaia, one of the elders within our church, passed away peacefully on April 21st, 2022. St Johns Papatoetoe visited the family of Mama Pi Monday,Continue reading “Mama Pi Elisaia”


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