Category Archives: Liturgy

…and now for something a little bit different

Fifth Sunday in June: 30 June 2019 at 2 p.m. Sophia’s Spring is experimenting with an occasional series of different approaches to church. The first such service is on the 30th of June at 2 p.m. There will not be … Continue reading

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Vale Mary Oliver

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.                           … Continue reading

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Girls can change the world – International Day of the Girl Child

You cannot succeed when half of us are held back – Malala Yousafzai Last Sunday Sophia’s Spring observed the International Day of the Girl Child. Since 2012, United Nations has marked 11 October as a day to highlight and address … Continue reading

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A breath of fresh care

What do a parachute, the Lectionary Text for the day and a model for pastoral care have in common? Quite a bit, it would seem. The theme for Sunday 27th May was exploring a ministry of creative care for Sophia’s … Continue reading

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National Tree Day

Last Sunday, July 31, was National Tree Day. While some groups planted 100’s of trees, we planted just one: a carefully chosen Eucalyptus crenulata.  We will be able to see it from the windows in the Learning Centre and when … Continue reading

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First week in Advent: Anticipating

This year our theme for Advent is A Journey through wonder towards Wisdom.  Inspired by the Socrates quote ‘wisdom begins in wonder’, we have taken four aspects of wonder and made them the theme for each of the weeks in … Continue reading

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Season of Creation

For a number of years now, Sophia’s Spring has participated in the Season of Creation during the month of September.  Below Norm Habel tells how it came to be that many churches the whole world over set aside September to … Continue reading

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Hope – First Sunday in Advent

“We are a wheel, a circle of life. We are a wheel, a circle of power. We are a wheel, a circle of light, circling the world this sacred hour.” – Betty Wendelborn from Hildegard of Bingen

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Animal Blessing Sunday

Pet Blessing May the power of this blessing from Sophia fill you with life. May your unique animal nature bring a deep sense of kin-ship to your companion humans. Be kind to each other; enjoy a mutual humour and delight … Continue reading

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Winter Soul Food off to a good start

Delicious soup, cosy venue, great company and stimulating input – all very nourishing for one’s soul.  If you missed hearing Rev Dr Coralie Ling introduce Sophia, or forgot to pick up a copy of the notes Coralie so generously provided … Continue reading

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