Services by Naomi Oates

Services by Naomi Oates

“Love” – Fourth Sunday in Advent

In the fourth and final sunday in Advent, Naomi talks about Love. What is love? What does Gods love mean for us, and how should we act it out in the world? Can love be more than “being nice?”?

23 August 2015

Readings Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Reflection When my husband was younger, he lived in South America for a while. His school organised a class trip while his family was still adjusting to the language, and so his Mum didn’t fully understand the letter that came with the permission slip. She sent him off to school that day in shorts and t-shirt, as usual. It turned out the trip was into the Andes, and he spent the day trudging through the snow…

Secrets and Stories -Easter Sunday

Readings Mark 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11  Signs and secrets Today, the fish is a symbol of Christianity that we use on keyrings and bumper stickers. But 2000 years ago, it played a much more dangerous role – 2000 years ago, when Mark’s Gospel was written, Christians lived in fear of their lives because the Roman Emperor Nero wanted to wipe them all out. The fish was chosen as a secret password, partly because Jesus’ disciples had been called to be…