Revd. Geoffrey discusses the story of wrestling jacob and it’s relationship to the founders of methodisim, Charles and John Wesley, along with its relevence today. Reading: Genesis 32:22 – 33:10 If you wish to follow along with the hymn used in the reflection it can be found in Singing the Faith, No 164 “Come, O Thou Traveller from Above”.
On the second Sunday in advent John talks about the road to peace.
Revd. Adam discusses the hope of Advent and talks about the second advent, dispair and hope.
In his first service at Hounslow, Revd. Geoffrey Farrar uses the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard to challenge us to see the world and the scriptures through different eyes.
What good things come in threes? As it turns out, lots! Ali discusses Trinity Sunday.
Ella discusses part of the letter to the Romans and the story of Nicodemus.
What does Jesus’s vision for us as salt and light mean for us today?
Revd. Nicola talked us through the creation of a four layer cake, while the children made it. Each layer represents an element we can take from the story in Luke 14: 15-24.
Charles talks about the events of Jesus’s baptism.
In the fourth and final sunday in Advent, Naomi talks about Love. What is love? What does Gods love mean for us, and how should we act it out in the world? Can love be more than “being nice?”?
John talks about Joy in the current wordwode politcal and social climate. He creates a picture out of newspaper cuttings, during the sermon.
As we continue our advent Journey, Revd. Adam discusses John the Baptist and what his story shows about peace.
Revd. Adam talks about hope and the importance of waiting this advent season.
Ali takes us through the Jesus of Lukes Gospel in his life, parables and teaching.
Revd. Adam discusses the mystery of life after death and echos the question of Job; ‘If a man dies, will he live again?
“From very small things, even the ordinary things, God can do extraordinary things”. Revd. Adam talks about the feeding of the five thousand and asks the question. How do we need feeding today? What can God do with our gifts?
Revd. Adam encouraged us to think and see others through the “eyes of mercy”. How do we respond to prisoners? How does Jesus show us how to treat the outsider, the leper or the prisoner?
God has given us an incredible world and creation is a sign of His goodness. Can we see the wonder of God in the world? Why do we abuse it? How can we live in harmony with creation? Revd. Adam launches our campaign in his first service with us.
Welcome and Commissioning service for Revd. Adam Nyawo and Commissioning of Ali Stacey-Chapman as Roehampton Urban Missioner. Revd. Michaela Youngson discusses the Workers in the Vineyard and its relevence today.
Readings Romans 8:28-39 Luke 12:22-34
How many of you enjoy eating? We all do! I am sure. I certainly do. Satisfying our taste buds is one of the great pleasures in life. And because it is, eating is always a great topic of conversation. Everyone loves to talk about food! In fact, if you ever find yourself in a room full of strangers, one sure way to break the ice and get people talking is to mention food. Let me tell you a story. A…
Readings Deuteronomy 29: 10 – 15 Jeremiah 31: 31 – 34 Romans 12: 1 – 2 John 15:1-2
Readings Isaiah 12:2-6 Luke 3:7-18
Readings Isaiah 2:1-5 Luke 3:1-6 DISARM by Pedro Reyes
Readings Hebrews 4: 12-16 Mark 10:17-31
Readings Matthew 19:16-30 Philippians 3:7-12
Holy Communion Service including the Baptism of Kam. Readings Mark 8:27-38
Readings James 2: 1-17 Mark 7: 24-30 Sermon Text Sometimes when we read the stories of Jesus we begin to build a picture of Jesus and his divinity. Somehow our picture can become quite distorted. We build him into a plaster saint only fit for our mantelpiece. We put a halo around his head and develop a picture of someone who could do nothing wrong. Our gospel reading today I think gives a picture of a totally different Jesus. It…
Readings Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Reflection When my husband was younger, he lived in South America for a while. His school organised a class trip while his family was still adjusting to the language, and so his Mum didn’t fully understand the letter that came with the permission slip. She sent him off to school that day in shorts and t-shirt, as usual. It turned out the trip was into the Andes, and he spent the day trudging through the snow…
Readings: Mark 3:20-35 2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1
Readings Mark 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Signs and secrets Today, the fish is a symbol of Christianity that we use on keyrings and bumper stickers. But 2000 years ago, it played a much more dangerous role – 2000 years ago, when Mark’s Gospel was written, Christians lived in fear of their lives because the Roman Emperor Nero wanted to wipe them all out. The fish was chosen as a secret password, partly because Jesus’ disciples had been called to be…
Readings Psalm 107, John 3:14-21 Prayers Gathering Prayer God, our God, is rich in mercy. By God’s mercy, we are created; by God’s mercy, we know Jesus; by God’s mercy, we have been saved; by God’s mercy, we are forgiven; by God’s mercy, we are alive through the death of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Prayer of Confession Lord, we acknowledge that we have fallen short of your goodness. You are like the mother hen who…