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Embracing the humanity of Mary

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 Gate Pa – Advent 4 2012Readings:Hebrew Scripture:     Micah 5: 2-5a   Psalm:                         Luke 1: 46-55 (Magnificat) Epistle:                        Hebrews 10: 5-10 Gospel:                        Luke 1: 39-45
What I want to say: use this story and Magnificat to explore who Mary is and what that might mean for us as we approach Christmas who is Jesus in light of who is mother is
What I want to happen: people to be inspired by strong courageous Mary to ask what does she offer us this Christmas as we look to the Christ amongst us
The Sermon      1.St Matthew’s billboardSt. Matthews in Auckland in news again for one of their billboards Personally like this one from last year what do you think of this?             how do you react? what does it say to you? what want to say about it? talk to your neighbours      2.Heresysome people would say  – heretical             Mary not been worried                                  simply overjoyed at prospect of her first born             first born who wa…

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The Christmas message from our Archbishops makes sobeing reading as we move into this "festive time"
May you all know God's peace and wisdom this Christmas

Epiphany

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We at last meet Mary - Theme for the week: