A Light to the Gentiles and Glory to Israel
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A Light to the Gentiles and Glory to Israel

Sermon 28 January Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) Readings: Mal. 3. 1-5; Heb. 2. 14-end: Lk. 2. 22-40 Theme: A Light to the Gentiles and Glory to Israel For those of you who are traditionalists, you can now take down your Christmas decorations! The feast of the presentation of Christ in the Temple,...

Christian Unity
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Christian Unity

Sermon Epiphany 3, 21 January 2024 Readings: Gen. 14. 17-20; Rev. 19. 6-10; Jn. 2. 1-11 Theme: Christian Unity This week, in the calendar of the church of England, we celebrate the week of prayer for Christian unity from 18-25 January. There was a time when I was growing up in the 1970s when things...

Speak Lord, for your servant is listening
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Speak Lord, for your servant is listening

January 14, Second Sunday of Epiphany, Readings: 1 Sam 3. 1-10; Rev. 5. 1-10; Jn. 1. 43-end “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” The passages presented to us by the Church to contemplate on this second Sunday of Epiphany all focus on the call of the Lord to us. The calling of the boy...

“Speak Lord, for your Servant is listening.”
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“Speak Lord, for your Servant is listening.”

January 14, Second Sunday of Epiphany, Readings: 1 Sam 3. 1-10; Rev. 5. 1-10; Jn. 1. 43-end “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” The passages presented to us by the Church to contemplate on this second Sunday of Epiphany all focus on the call of the Lord to us. The calling of the boy...

Contemplating the Nativity Scene
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Contemplating the Nativity Scene

31 December 1st Sunday of Christmas Readings: Is. 61. 10 – 62. 3; Gal. 4. 4-7; Lk. 2. 15-21 Theme: Contemplating the Nativity Scene There are many different ways of praying. Each person should seek out the way that God has imprinted on their souls so that we may enter into that intimate conversation with...

Welcome to the Family of God
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Welcome to the Family of God

Sermon Christmas Day 2023 Theme: Welcome to the Family of God Readings: Is. 52. 7-10; Heb. 1. 1-4; Jn. 1. 1-14 First of all, let me wish you and all your family a happy Christmas! The feast of the birth of the Lord that we celebrate today is a wonderful moment in the calendar of...

The Ark of the New Covenant
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The Ark of the New Covenant

4th Sunday of Advent 24 December 2023 Readings: 2 Sam 7. 1-11, 16; Rom 16. 25-end; Lk 1. 26-38 Theme: The Ark of the New Covenant Anyone who enjoys the Indiana Jones films will have heard of the Ark of the Covenant. But what does the Bible say about it? Our first reading today from...

Hope and Joyful Restoration
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Hope and Joyful Restoration

17th December 3rd Advent ‘Gaudete Sunday’ Readings: Is. 61. 1-4, 8-end; 1 Thess. 5. 16-24; John 1. 6-8, 19-28 Theme: Hope and Joyful Restoration There is something very joyful each Advent as our journey to Bethlehem is accompanied by the beautiful words of Isaiah: “For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a...

Home Sweet Home
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Home Sweet Home

2nd Advent, 10 December Readings: Isa. 40. 1-11; 2 Pet. 3. 8-15a; Mk. 1. 1-8 Theme: ‘Home Sweet Home’ The saying, ‘home sweet home’ is one which echoes deeply for many people. It symbolizes in a pithy statement, the longing to feel safe and secure; to be with those who love us and whom we...

The Lord and King
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The Lord and King

Christ the King Readings: Ezek. 34. 11-16, 20-24; Eph. 1. 15-end; Matt. 25. 31-end Theme: The Lord and King If you come from a country with a monarchy the notion of having a king or a queen is not unusual. Those of us originally from the UK or Commonwealth countries with the monarch as the...