Our first reading today is part of the account of Paul’s second missionary journey when for the first time he travelled from Asia into Europe. This was the result of…

The Good Shepherd

07/05/2017
There were once three Aussie shearers, Ratso, Big Bob and Bungo who as you would expect had the usual border collies to help them round up the sheep, called Brute,…
The Middle East, like South Australia, is a dry land with a few good rivers whose flood plains are relatively fertile but with large areas of land where it is…

Harvest Festival

31/01/2016
Today’s first reading is from Deuteronomy 8: 7-11, the latest of the books of the Jewish Torah (or Law), which was probably written at the time of the prophet Jeremiah,…

Easter Day

05/04/2015
In our readings today we have two different accounts of what Easter is all about. First we had a passage from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, which was actually…

Good Friday

03/04/2015
One of the important Jewish Festivals which comes towards the end of the year is Succot or the Feast of Tabernacles. It was originally a harvest and vintage festival and…

Mothering Sunday

15/03/2015
Today is mid-Lent Sunday and has been known as Refreshment Sunday (because the traditional Gospel was the story of the feeding of the 5000) or Mothering Sunday (because of the…

Following Christ

01/03/2015
Second Sunday in Lent St John’s, Langhorne Creek, Sunday 1st March 2015 (10.00 am Combined Service due to painting Christ Church) Our first reading today seems to be an attempt…

Joyful Witness

24/12/2014
Luke 2:10, from today’s Gospel reading: 'But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:…