The Pentecost story is one of hope: hope when all seemed lost to the first disciples, and a reality of hope for us still today. In this week’s service, Rev Adam will share his thoughts – and John will attempt a science experiment to show what it’s like to ‘Live in the Spirit’!
Today, as we give thanks for and support the work of Christian Aid, Rev. Adam reflects on each of the three Bible readings. We do have a beautiful and wonderful world, we are spoiling it and need to act – and we need to do it in the spirit of love and because the world and each of us individually are loved by God.
Today Rajie shares her thoughts and reflections on love; God’s love, our love as expressed to God, others and ourselves. It really is the basis of everything!
This Sunday we welcome Rev Claudia Lupi as our preacher. Claudia is the minister at Richmond, Barnes and Whitton. Today Claudia reflects on the image of the vine as it symbolises our relationship with God.
The Lord is my good shepherd – and yours. The Shepherd knows you –and he knows me. Come and walk with him beside still waters. Come and have your soul restored. The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is a comforting yet powerful mage.Rev Adam will be reflecting on that image and what it means to be cared for by such a caring shepherd who will always be there with us.
Today Rev Heflin reflects on another of the amazing ‘resurrection appearances’ as Jesus calls some of the disciples to breakfast with him after fishing. Special thanks to Megan for sharing her story ‘of life and faith’ in our ‘Open Pages’ interview series.
Today we are reflecting on a very special encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road. John will be exploring this amazing experience for the disciples and thinking about the roads we choose to take in our own lives. Special thanks to Rev Barbara for sharing her story ‘of life and faith’ in our ‘Open Pages’ interview series.
Today we hear again the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, yet hailed as King. Rev Geoffrey Farrar helps us reflect on this special day as we begin our journey through Holy Week.
We are called to practice hospitality and to be a welcoming church. Rev Adam explores this further looking at scripture and challenges us to examine our own actions and the extent to which we welcome and accept other.
Our Lent theme is all about telling our stories and we have heard some inspiring testimonies and look forward to hearing more. It is good to talk and also good to listen. It has been said that as God created humans with only one mouth but two ears – maybe listening is more important than speaking! Rev Barbara explores this further by looking at scripture and examples from our daily lives. So… ‘Listen Up’!
Rev Adam reflects on this story where Jesus certainly disturbed the status quo. What can we learn from this story and how does it challenge us to ‘overturn the modern tables’ of injustice?
Our relationships with different people around us – and with God – are varied and so often strange and complex. Rajie explores how we can find God through others and through scripture even in these “complex relationships “.
Rev Adam explores how the wilderness experience can impact us, as we draw inspiration from other people’s stories and from scripture.
God is with us in peace, or is he? John talks about peace in our world today and how the Christmas story can relate to bringing about peace. There are hymns from the music group and Dawn, prayers from Jo and we hear some more about our Christmas appeals from Kam and Dinnie.
This week Rev. Barbara talks about the king of compassion and challenges us to live it out in the week ahead.
This week we have Music from the Music group and Matt Beckingham, opening prayers from Rajie, intercessions from Rev. Barbara and Rev. Adam preach on “The Divine Victory”.
Our service for Remembrance Sunday. Rev. Adam talks about our calling to be peacemakers. The order of service can be downloaded here.
For all saints day John leads us in worship entitled “No Ordinary Saint”, we have the beatitudes lead by voices from our congregation and a different version of “We are marching in the light of God”. A written order of service is available here.
This week we celebrate Bible Sunday, Rev. Barbara leads us in reflecting on a passage in Nehemiah and we have some favourite hymns (and one new one!) played by the music group. The campaign video in the service introduction was created by AllWeCan and the Bible Week video was created by the bible society. Used with permission.
Our harvest worship this year is based on All We Can’s havest appeal “Change Begins with a Bicycle”. It features a videos from all we can, and a sermon from Rev. Adam where we learn all about his preaching bike when he first joined the ministry. You can give to the all we can harvest appeal, via the church, by clicking here. The hymns, campaign video and prayers of intercession where created by all we can and used with permission.
The order of service for this week can be downloaded here.