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Our Priest in Charge, the Rev'd Alister Hendery, is making available his sermons via this website. Here is your opportunity to download a sermon as a Pdf file and read it at your leisure. Below are this month's sermons. See other sermons here: www.stmatts.org.nz/sermons.html

 

27 October 2019

The Tax Collector and the Pharisee in us
Ordinary Sunday 30 (C)
Luke 18: 9-14

The Gospel reading tells of two characters, a Pharisee and a tax-collector. As you listen to the story, ask yourself this question: which character do I most readily identify with?

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20 October 2019

The Judge & the Widow
Ordinary Sunday 29(C)
Luke 18:1-8

There’s this corrupt judge who has no conscience. He’s only concerned for himself. Then one day a widow appears in his courtroom. She’s poor and powerless – not the sort of person he would’ve taken notice of. She’s got no money to bribe him, and she can’t afford a lawyer to represent her. So,speaks up for herself. “Grant me justice against my opponent.” But even
though the judge won’t give her the time of day, she persists and refuses to be silent. Finally, the judge grows tired of the woman’s badgering. She’s a tough character...

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13 October 2019

Being Eucharistic People
Ordinary Sunday 28 (C)
Luke 17:11-19

Jesus enters a village and runs into a group of ten lepers. They cry out to him, “have mercy on us.” Jesus tells them to go and show themselves to the local priests, promising by implication, that they’ll be healed – and they discover they are – all ten of them...

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6 October 2019

Let’s Lament
Ordinary Sunday 27 (C)
Lamentations 1:1-6

The current book I’m writing is about loss and grief. Called The Grief Walk, I’ve written it with you people in mind, and today, it’s something that has a particular edge as many of us mourn the death of Tom – who, along with Joan, has been a treasured member of our parish family for decades...

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