Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sermon podcast for 22nd January 2017

This week our reading is taken from Matthew 4.12-23 read it aloud below: Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: ‘Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.’ From that time

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Sermon podcast for Epiphany 2017

This week our reading is taken from Matthew 2.1-12 read it aloud below: The Visit of the Wise Men In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of

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New Year and New Vision

Back in October we launched our vision project where we asked the whole church community to give their thoughts on our church. We had over 30 responses returned by the end of November. Some of the suggestions were very simple and easy to put into practice.  A simple example is that many people asked for a time of silence before the service. In response we asked the servers to go to the centre of the sanctuary to ring the five minute bell. You may have noticed that now there has been massive reduction in noise before the service. Some other suggestions have already been put into practice or are being

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Sermon podcast for 1st January 2017

This week our reading is taken from Luke 2.15-21 read it aloud below: When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and

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