To the Parishioners of St Matthew’s, Hastings and St Peter’s, Riverslea Announcement about the Parish of Greater Hastings Greetings to you all in the name of Christ, Over the past month I have been working my way through all the feedback that was received duringthe consultation discussions around the proposal to create one single parish… Read More Announcement about the Parish of Greater Hastings
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Here is the link to Sunday’s sermon entitled ‘Relationships not Rules’ 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-17; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46Relationship, not rules The first reading was probably rather familiar. We know it as ‘the ten commandments’ – though the Bible calls them ‘the Decalogue’, the ‘ten words.’ What are these… Read More Sunday 4th October
Today very, very few people are called away from their place of business, but all of us are entrusted with the invitation to share with others what we ourselves have received: a desire to follow the way of Christ, and the sense of being on a journey together. All of us are ones who are… Read More St Matthew’s Day
We are returning to just providing the sermons now. Here is the sermon for St Matthew’s Day, 2020. Living the life we are called to St Matthew’s Day (20 September) 2020 Matthew 9:9-13, Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13 St Matthew’s Hastings So it’s St Matthew’s day – and I guess you’re expecting me to say something about St… Read More St Matthew’s Day Sermon
The Diocesan Synod to be held in Hawkes Bay from Saturday 31st October to Sunday 1st November 2020. The Synod begins at 9.00am on Saturday 31st at St Matthew’s Church with a Service and Celebration of St Matthew’s Primary School 25th Year Anniversary. The Synod then continues with business at the Havelock North. I hope you will be able to attend this… Read More St Matthew’s SChool 25 years to be marked.
Dear FriendsHarking back to Alister’s letter to you all last week, you’ll recall that we resume our Sunday morning 8am Eucharist from 27th September. The clocks go forward on that day also, so please remember to alter your clocks accordingly. Now that we are able to return to our normal service pattern, the video and… Read More A message from the St Matthew’s
Sunday 4th October at 4.00pm at St Matthew’s, Hastings, Nibbles and Nudge will hopefully be visiting again for the annual blessing of the animals. Do come with or without your animal companions. As for the past two years our service will be dedicated to the Leg-Up Trust, of which Nibbles and Nudge are active members.… Read More Blessing of the Animals Service
Greetings We are returning to Level 2. Most of us knew this was probable, and as a parish we are well equipped for this move. As in the months past we are fortunate to have wise and supportive leadership in the diocese that has resourced us well for this dynamic. For the present it’s a… Read More From Alister your Parish Priest
Rev’d Alister Hendery released last month his latest book ‘The Grief Walk’. Here is a recent review by Rev’d Bosco Peters on his Liturgy Website. liturgy.co.nz/the-grief-walk UNTIL THE END OF JULY – In New Zealand the print edition is available from the author for just $20 + p&p.Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an order form.‘THE GRIEF WALK –… Read More Bosco Peter’s review on The Grief Walk