“Our yearly reading of the story of Jesus crucifixion and death are an important reminder of the strength and destructive capacity of human brokenness..” For Palm/Passion Sunday, The Rev’d Canon Rob Park reads the story of Jesus Crucifixion (Matthew 27:11-54), offers a short reflection, and prayers.
“War, and the horrific things that human beings do to each other in war are the terrible fulfilment of that human brokenness that sets us against each other are the exact opposite of the peace God intends for us in Jesus Christ.” For Christmas, The Rev’d Rob Park offers prayers and a message reflecting our reading of Jesus’ birth from Luke’s Gospel, chapter 2:1-20.
“The writer of Matthew’s gospel shows how important it is to the story of Jesus to realize just how long God’s plan was in the making, and through what incredible and messy situations in the lives of people that God was working in, to fulfill the God’s promises.” For this Fourth Sunday of Advent, The Rev’d Rob Park offers prayers and a message reflecting our reading from Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 1:18-25.
The parishes of our diocese all received a letter from the Bishop to address and reinforce our measures in place to address the growing concern for both COVID-19 infections and also some of the other transmittable illness that are impacting our communities, including strongly recommending mask wearing indoors.
“Jesus would speak with anyone, no matter what their place in our earthly systems, and offer them the chance to be restored back into right relationship with God and with the community.”
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park offers special prayers at the passing of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II along with our weekly prayers and a message reflecting today’s reading from Luke’s Gospel chapter 15:1-10.