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13 July 2023

Rapua te kaihanga o matariki, o Tautoru;
e riro ke ana i a ia te atarangi o te mate hei ata,
e whakapouritia ana e ia te ra hei po;
e karangatia ana e ia nga wai o te moana,
a ringihia ana e ia ki runga ki te mata o te whenua:
ko Ihowa tona ingoa: (Amos 5:8)

He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns midnight into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who calls for the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the land—
the Lord is his name. (Amos 5:8)

I love discovering some of the ways that God has imprinted the knowledge of His being into all peoples and cultures. The word matariki can be translated as ‘the eyes of God’. An acknowledgment that there is something ‘other’ than just mankind and what we can see. And that the other has not left but is with us.

This weekend we can come together confident that the one who made the Pleides and Orion, is with us, revealing Himself to us, especially as we gather.  We will learn more about Him as we hear from Jeremy who carries on in our preaching series bringing insights from Mark 15. We will celebrate as family as we look to see the amazing kites people have created (that’s a heads up to start on your one!). And we will have an extended opportunity to come together and fellowship as we share a potluck lunch after the service.  Look forward to seeing you all there!


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