Tag Archives: New Zealand

Children’s Song for Mark 6: 1-13 “Welcome” from Aotearoa

Lynne Frith writes “I’ve been a bit inactive on the writing front, but today came up with a brief song for Sunday 8 July, to use after talking with the children about welcome and hospitality(Mark 6:1-13). We will follow the … Continue reading

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A Shift in Seasons — guest post

Three voices today. First is R. Matthew Stevens of First Nations Canada with a prayer for the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. (Note that I put here the version that Pilgrim Press really wanted in the book Gifts in … Continue reading

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Sophia — poem for worship from Aotearoa

I continue to be unwilling to let Pentecost go … our so-easy avoidance of the Spirit’s call. Rosalie Sugrue writes: Pentecost fell on the date our parish holds its annual ‘Women’s Fellowship Special Project Service’ (a service led by women … Continue reading

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Fall — guest post Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly writes from Invercargill in the south island, evoking the season. She wrote this in February. I read it in the northern hemisphere longing for true spring and the promise of summer.   The heatwave of Summer still very … Continue reading

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Guest Posts — Ana Lisa de Jong and Jellaludin Rumi

So, here is the story on these two poems. I have been very lucky to read Ana Lisa de Jong’s upcoming book “Heart Psalms” so that I can write a “blurb” or endorsement for it. Wow! It is hard to … Continue reading

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The Work of Easter –Aotearoa / New Zealand … words of Rosalie Sugrue

Rosalie Sugrue writes — inspired by my “Work of Easter” a couple days ago and her own context! With thanks to Thurman and Tirabassi (A note to those down under: too many words for Jim Strathdee’s tune) When the song … Continue reading

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Prayers for Cyclone Gita in Aotearoa / New Zealand

For those on water, for those who must travel, for those going in labor with a child passing from this world, caring for the ill or the fearful, for those with memories of winds past, for those who must go … Continue reading

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