29 September 2024
Bible readings for today
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St Michael and All Angels
Daylight Saving begins at 2am this Sunday - the clocks go forward!
E te Atua atawhai me te pai,
e mōhio ana koe i tō mātou ngoikoretanga e ngaro ai mātou;
meinga mātou kia ū atu ki raro i āu manaakitanga, ā,
arahina mātou ki ngā rawa katoa e ora ai mātou;
ko Īhu Karaiti hoki tō mātou Ariki.
God of grace and goodness,
you know that by reason of our frailty we cannot but fail;
keep us always under your protection and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Stumbling (Mark 9:38-50)
Some of the words of Jesus are simply hard. When he speaks of cutting off hands, or millstones around necks, what do we do with that? How about the question of our approach to those outside the church who are clearly doing as Jesus would have us all do? Or the blessings connected with the simple, unheroic act of giving someone a glass of water? Bishop Steve, Gillian Townsley and an Auckland-lockdown-ring-in, Jonathan Gale, bravely tackle these and other questions in this week's discussion with Michael Godfrey on Mark 9:38-50.
The Prayer of Faith (James 5:13-20)
Today's passage from James urges us to pray.
Prayer Fidget Spinners
A fun prayer wheel to get kids praying, using the a popular toy craze! Download the Fidget Spinner prayer and a new kids worksheet worksheet to go alongside it, to draw or write your prayers