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Feb 19, 2018

First Sunday in Lent

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Let’s start our reflection today with the message from our Old Testament reading.  Here we have God promising never again to destroy life on this planet via a world-wide deluge.

An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways.

She decided she would take her lunch; sit with the workers and talk with them.

She put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating.

Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked: “And do you men know Jesus Christ.”

They shook their heads and looked at each other. Very confused, one of the workers looked up into the steelworkers and yelled out, “Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?”

One of the steelworkers yelled down, “Why?”

The worker yelled back, “Cause his Mum’s here with his lunch.”

Isaiah 40:21-31 Mark 29-39 1 Corinthians 9: 16-23 

One day a young girl found the egg of a wedge tail eagle and took it to the chook pen on her family's farm. One of the hens sat on it, keeping it warm until, at last, it hatched. The baby eagle found itself amidst the chicks and imitating the mother hen, followed their lead; clucking and pecking and only flapping his wings occasionally. As the days passed, the physical differences between himself and the chicks became more and more noticeable. Yet it never entered his head that he might belong elsewhere. He never dared to set his wings free. One day an adult eagle saw this young eagle in the chook pen, scratching in the dirt and clucking like a chicken. The majestic eagle swooped down and landed near him and said, "Why are you pecking here in the dust when you could be soaring with the eagles?" 

The young eagle laughed saying, "You must be crazy. I'm a chicken. This is all I've ever known and this is all there is." 

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About Our Church

Our faith community began in 1975 as a small ecumenical gathering of people who settled in the new Canberra township of Tuggeranong. We have grown with the Tuggeranong Community, and our parish centre is the hub for our work, as a place of worship, of gathering, fellowship and ministry.

We come together for authentic and Christ-centred worship. While we worship in a variety of styles, we share a common focus on faithfully listening for God’s Word and sharing His kindness and compassion with others. We express our love for God and others through a range of ministries, and connections with our community.

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