Posts from 2020

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Central Good Friday Reflection – 10 April 2020

by Roselyn

(Thanks to Robyn J) Kia ora koutou katoa Welcome to this Good Friday Reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus. We hope the readings and music will help you meditate on the meaning of the death of Jesus and our response to this deeply moving gift of love.   The lyrics to the songs are included in the […]

Central on Sunday – Palm Sunday, 5 April 2020

by Roselyn

Pre-Worship Activity – Making a cross from Harakeke (flax) (prepared by Adrienne) In many churches, it’s traditional to hand out small crosses folded from a palm leaf on the Sunday before Easter. This is to commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, while people waved palm branches and shouted ‘Hosanna!’ The little […]

Central on Sunday – 29 March 2020

by Roselyn

Welcome message The journey has begun!  Please click this link for this week’s “Micro Message” from Ann. (Note: if you have a Facebook account you may have already seen this but you don’t need a Facebook account to view it) Call  to worship Psalm 100 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship […]

Central on Sunday – 22 March 2020

by Ruth

Welcome message Click here to view the video from our pastor Ann. Worship song playlist is here on YouTube Be Still and Know Be Still for the Presence E Te Ariki Brother, Sister – the Servant Song In Christ Alone Children’s  songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeJvKkBV6rY -younger kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reAlJKv7ptU -older youth The song for the children is My Lighthouse (Rend Collective) and it links […]

4th Sunday in Lent – Be Strong

by Ruth

Every year, the season of Lent helps us think more deeply about who Jesus is and why we follow him. In keeping with this, questions and explorations of our own identity follow: Who are we as individuals who follow Jesus? Who are we as a worldwide, ‘timewide’ group of people who follow Jesus (the Church)? […]

Services at Central

by Ruth

Kia ora Central family In light of the government’s decision yesterday to ban indoor gatherings of 100 people or more, and out of love for those at risk in our community, we will not hold a worship service in the building this Sunday, nor on future Sundays until such time as the restrictions are lifted. However, we […]

COVID-19 – Coronavirus update

by Ruth

After weeks in our daily news, COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic. It is having an enormous impact globally, economically, and personally as a health issue. For us as a church community there are some basic things for us to be aware of, and guidelines for what we can do to stop the spread […]

3rd Sunday in Lent

by Ruth

  Jesus and the Samaritan Woman John 4:5-42 The season of Lent helps us rediscover each year who Jesus is and why we gather around him. We put the pieces of the story together annually. In keeping with this, questions and explorations of our own identity follow: Who are we as individuals who follow Jesus? […]

Staffing update – February 2020

by Ruth

On Sunday we honoured and acknowledged Darren Ayling as he concluded 11 years as our pastor. We also acknowledged the support of Darren’s family and other members of the pastoral staff, Andrew Bollen and Liz Eichler, who recently concluded their roles. Thank you to the many people who contributed to make this an extra special […]