Tricycle, Mark A Hewitt, photo 2012

What’s this? – A tricycle. It’s special on in our family – an old one I restored our eldest was a baby. It has since been used for many years which is why it looks so loved. What makes tricycles good? 3 wheels – very stable. Will it work if one of the wheels are taken away? – No. All 3 wheels are equally important & they work together as one. A tricycle is not a tricycle without all three.
Trinity Sunday Yr B  John 3:1-17

When the day of Pentecost came……..

When the day of Pentecost came. Mark A Hewitt, Pastel & pen. 26 May 2012..

Acts 2:1-3 (NRSV) ‘When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.
Pentecost Yr B

Followers of ‘The Way’ gather

Followers of ‘The Way’ gather, Mark A Hewitt, Pastel & Pen, 25 May 2012

Acts 1:15 In those days Peter stood up amoung the believers, together the crowd numbered about one hundred and twenty persons ……
The followers of Jesus continued to meet over a number of days after the Ascension.
You get the idea of them coming and going. Doing what they need and then returning to the gathered community. A bit like a church camp.A fluid movement of people.
Easter 7 Yr B


Abide in Love

Koinonia, Still Life No.2 in series of 4 on Acts 2:42 Mark A Hewitt 1997

The Church, the gathered faithful, are to be the one Vine with the fruit of love.
John 15:9-17 has us living in love.
How would a community of love, live out it’s love?
David Augsburger, Professor of pastoral care & counselling at Fuller Theological Seminary, In his book, Dissident Discipleship (Brazos Press, 2006) Mentions that ‘the most virtuous form of love is ‘koinonia, the mutual, reciprocal, committed, and celebrated love of intimate relationship, authentic community, and responsive fellowship.’  …… ‘To live in koinonia is to rely on a web of relationships of loving, caring community. When this community is centred in Jesus Christ, it takes on the unique character of the One who was willing to suffer the ultimate human in justice, abuse, and social scorn without yielding to fear or betraying the way of redemptive love.’
Easter 6 Yr B

Vine & branches

Vines 100+ yrs old. Seppeltsville, Barossa Valley, South Australia.      Mark A Hewitt

I am the true vine. John 15:1

Pruning tools 2012 Mark A Hewitt
Pruning saw, secateurs & french made loppers/ long handled secateurs for vines

John 15:1-2 Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.

Easter 5 Yr B