2019/20, Year A

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Waiting like never before

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Holden Evening Prayer 26 Nov 2020 Isaiah 64:1-9   If you have been part of the church for any length of time, you will know that the season of Advent is roughly about 4 weeks long, the season of Christmas only 12 days. Add to this the fact that for popular culture Christmas starts some […]

No longer afraid

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Reign of Christ – Proper 29 (34), Year A 22 November 2020 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46   To have our doors closed is a new experience for us. It is true, except for outdoor services, we have encouraged you to join us from home, and that’s how it has largely […]

Justice and Resistance

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Proper 28 (33), Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 15 November 2020 Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30   One of our favourite hymns is Marty Haugen’s All Are Welcome. We like it so much that we commissioned a banner stating just that for everyone to see who walks into our building. […]

Being light, bearing light

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Proper 27 (32), Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 8 November 2020 Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 or Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13   A number of years ago I attended a ‘Celebration of Life’ for a distant relative I had not known. I went in support of her daughter. Now, […]

Life in and from Relationship

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All Saints Day, Year A 1 November 2020 Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   The longer one serves a congregation the more likely it is to repeat oneself, but maybe some things need to be said more than once. A former colleague who came alongside me as a mentor in […]

Our identity is in God

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31 October – Reformation Day transferred to Sunday, 25 October 2020 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 (7) Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36   My first parish had a strong worship committee. So strong that when for the very first time I met Henry Poggemiller, a retired pastor in his 80s, that his first comment to me was […]