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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:

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

Ishmael the Gorilla

Ishmael the Gorilla has appeared a few times in the sermons of Revd. Tim Gray.  In this period around World Environment Day, you might be interested in more information about the story and the intention of its author, Daniel Quinn. Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn.  It examines the myth-based thinking at … Continue reading

Including the marginalised

Posted on behalf of Reverend Tim Gray Date of sermon: 10 May 2015 (5th Sunday after Easter) Where: St Francis   I recently watched a film called “Lars and the Real Girl” about a young and socially inept young man who lives in the garage of his deceased father.  His married brother lives in the … Continue reading

Mary Magdalene and Doubting Thomas

Posted on behalf of Reverend Canon Cynthia Botha Date of sermon: 12 April 2015 (Easter 2) Where: St Francis The group of believers were one in heart and mind that is how the Acts of the Apostles reading starts today.  Remember that Acts records events that happened very soon after the Resurrection and Ascension of … Continue reading

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