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.
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 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.
We continue on our theme from last week with “A New Hope Rises” led by Rajie. You can download the service sheet here.
The Order of Service can be downloaded here. You can download text versions of the sermon and prayers of intercession here. Part 6 – Song Part 7 – John 14:15-21 Part 8 – The Promised Helper – Sermon Part 9 – Prayers of Intercession
The Service sheet can be downloaded here. You can donate to the Christian Aid coronavirus appeal here. You can give online to the church here. However this week we are encouraging donations to the Christian Aid appeal. Full Service Sermon Only
Download the service sheet here. Text versions of the Psalm, Reading, Sermon and prayers of intercession can be downloaded here. Collection and Offering can be given online here. If you are finding these services valuable please consider giving a small amount to help support the church. 4. Psalm 23 7. John 10:1-10 9. The Good Shepherd 10. Prayers of Intercession
Ella discusses part of the letter to the Romans and the story of Nicodemus.
Readings Deuteronomy 29: 10 – 15 Jeremiah 31: 31 – 34 Romans 12: 1 – 2 John 15:1-2
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 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…