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SUNDAY SERVICES AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OTAGO

10am      –  Morning Worship

12 Noon –  Cook Islands Service

2.00pm –  Samoan Service

10.00am Combined Communion first Sunday in each month

FIRST CHURCH HERITAGE CENTRE is open 10am – 4pm DAILY

SERVICE SUNDAY 24 MARCH  10.00am –171st Otago Anniversary Sunday

171st anniversary of the foundation of Otago and First Church

Reverends Graeme Munro and Anne Thomson

Guest Preacher: The Right Reverend Dr Steven Benford

(Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A PARABLE OF THE RACE

 Once upon a time, in a land of boredom and drudgery, exciting news spread. “There’s going to be a race! And all who run this race will grow strong and they’ll never be bored again!” Exciting news like this had not been heard for many a year, for people experienced little adventure in this ho-hum land, beyond attending committee meetings, waiting in lines, sorting socks and watching sitcom reruns.

Excitement grew as the day of the race drew near. Thousands gathered in the appointed town, and the appointed place. Most came to observe, sceptical about the news. “It’s too good to be true,” they said. “It’s just a silly rumour started by some teenaged troublemakers. But let’s stick around and see what happens anyway.” Read the rest of this entry »

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