Sermons

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Soul Encounters – Week 4: Hearing Gods Voice

In this weeks edition of Soul Encounters look at how do we fear God. Maria explores the reading of 1 Samuel 2:2-10 where Samuel hears God calling him. How do we discern when God is calling us? Click on the image below to listen to the podcast.   Image credit: Cross Points Church  

Soul Encounters – Week 3: The Transfiguration

In this weeks podcast for the Soul Encounters series, Maria Frahm-Arp journeys  through a variety of passages of scripture highlighting how they apply to our lives today. This podcast specifically relates to the Transfiguration of Jesus exploring the idea of absence and presence. Click on the image below to listen to the podcast

Soul Encounters – Week 2: Walking with Joseph

In her second podcast for the Soul Encounters series, Maria Frahm-Arp focuses on the story of Joseph. What can we learn from the life of Joseph and how does it relate to us today? Click on the image below to listen to the podcast    

Soul Encounters: Week 1 – The Baptism of Jesus

Inspiration from Maria! Join us each week as we enjoy a 8 – 12 Minute Podcast from Revd Maria Frahm-Arp, where she explores different passages of Scriptures and its relevance for today. This week Maria explores how the Gospel of Mark describes the Baptism of Jesus focusing on the three concepts of The Holy Trinity, … Continue reading

Seeing with new eyes– Dynamics of family in Swazi tradition, Patience Dlamini

My story will reflect on growing up and also raising a family having to consider the two aspects of tradition and religion across the borders. For all the modernisation that has come to Swaziland the people have their old age culture and traditional ceremonies. While other countries in Africa have readily accepted western ways of … Continue reading

Seeing with new eyes: The Story of Nelisa & Tongai Furusa

We asked each of our kids what their guiding principles are – what they have learnt from us and how they live their lives  and this is what they said, Zoleka (12) plainly said, “Be Yourself” Yemurai (8) said, “Be kind and Respect your elders” and Garikayi (almost 5) said “Eat your Fruit and Vegetables” For both … Continue reading

Seeing St Francis for the First time- Laurel Shiriyapenga

Six months ago, I joined the St Francis family as the new Parish Administrator. I remember telling myself that I was here purely for work and this won’t be my real spiritual home. Little did I know that God had other plans for me.

Palm Sunday procession through Parkview

St Francis Rector, Revd Paul Germond, flanked by Church Wardens Theo Coggin (left) and Patience Dlamini (right, partially obscured) follow Server Clementine Nishimwe at the head of the Palm Sunday Procession along the main road of Parkview today. You can listen to Paul’s Palm Sunday sermon here: http://bit.ly/2nuDPGZ

Feeding the 5000 with the help of a child

Posted on behalf of Reverend Canon Cynthia Botha Date of sermon: 26 July 2015 (9th Sunday after Pentecost) Where: St Francis There are two important stories in the gospel for today –you will see we are reading from the gospel of John – the feeding of the 5000 and immediately following that – Jesus walking … Continue reading

Exemplifying faith through humble obedience

What Jesus wanted from his disciples:
• He wanted their faith, their reliance on God alone and not on all the things of this world.
• He wanted his disciples to touch the people on a one to one basis, just as they were.
• He wanted them to exemplify faith by humble obedience.

Three dimensions are important.
• Humility,
• Obedience
• Reliance on God or what we mean by faith. Continue reading

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