As we lie awake in the dark

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- It’s one thing to be at peace when you reach that serene mountain plateau (or alm) as we did on more than one hike during a recent trip to the stunning Dolomites, however, a close family friend amazed me during a few encounters at my... Continue Reading →

Of Boxing Rings and Courtrooms

Homily - Sunday, the 16th October 2022 Readings: Luke 18:1-8 & Genesis 32:22-31 View Service Outline here Earlier this week, I send a SOS text to a friend of mine. She's a well-seasoned mum and I needed a listening ear and some outside perspective. A chat on the phone was quickly arranged. After our conversation... Continue Reading →

Bringing flowers to the desert

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Over the coming decades, generating enough clean energy for us all to live comfortably will be an enormous engineering challenge. We must all remember that energy is costly and hard to come by. For example, last Sunday, the wind turbines on Rosskopf generated about one... Continue Reading →

What did I thank him for?

Homily - Sunday, the 9th October 2022 Reading: Luke 17:11-19 Download Service Outline here Last week during the announcements the Warden said- Help needed in transporting a sofa and the response was incredible. May I start thanking each of you and the congregation for caring for the well being of the Pastor. THANK YOU is... Continue Reading →

The Traits of Faith

Homily - Sunday, the 2nd October Reading: 2 Timothy 1: 1-14 Download Service Outline here If someone ever invented a machine called “faithometer” that would gauge our faith levels how welcome a machine would it be. ? Paul consistently maintained that the three significant elements of a joyful Christian life are Faith, Hope and Love.... Continue Reading →

Passionsspiele Oberammergau

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- 3 years ago a friend offered to get us tickets for the 2020 Passionsspiele in Oberammergau. The world-famous play has been performed nearly every 10 years since 1634. It all began with the villagers of Oberammergau pledging that if God let the plague leave the... Continue Reading →

Love Comes as a Package

Homily - Sunday, the 25th September 2022 Reading: Psalm 91:14-16 Service Outline (view here) Psalm 91:14-16 14  Because they have set their love upon me,     therefore will I deliver them;   I will lift them up, because they know my name. 15  They will call upon me and I will answer them;   I am with them in trouble,... Continue Reading →

Help me understand…

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- I’m guessing I’m not alone.  There are those with whom I share this planet who I just don’t like. As it turns out they are mostly relatives. I call them my “accidental acquaintances”, people who are, like it or not, in my life.  In my... Continue Reading →

Farewells & New Beginnings

Homily - Sunday, the 11th September 2022 Sunday after the Homegoing of Her Majesty the Queen Sunday for the Blessing of School Bags. Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not with us today. As I was commissioned as Chaplain of ACF I was asked to make an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty and... Continue Reading →

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