Worship for Advent 1 2020

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Welcome to our service for the first Sunday in Advent – because that’s where we are, in Advent for another 25 days whatever the street lights and Christmas trees suggest! Advent is the time when we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ “Advent”, or “coming”. He is the focus of our hope, the promise of freedom and […]

Christ the King – November 22nd 2020

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The first Christians had a wonderful view of Jesus as God’s king, enthroned at God’s right hand and reigning. Whenever we reduce him to simply a moral teacher or as a celestial sponsor for our current enthusiasms (mostly good in themselves) we do him a disservice, we demote him. We are going to look at […]

Sunday Worship, November 15th 2020

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The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, is a book all about Jesus, God’ s Messiah, from beginning to end. Today we look at how that works in Psalm 2, one of the “royal” psalms. But first we join in singing Gods praises: We bring our prayers of adoration to God: Our reading this week is […]

Sunday November 8th 2020 Remembrance Sunday

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Welcome to our Sunday worship for Remembrance Sunday, when we remember those who have died in war, and the conflicts that are on-going in our own time. Our worship will include the traditional Act of Remembrance. But as always we begin by singing God’s praises, with Isaac Watts’ great psalm paraphrase; We bring our prayers […]

Sunday Worship, November 1st 2020

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Welcome to our Sunday morning worship. Psalm 1 promises strength, stability and resource to those delight in God’s way, and Jesus proclaims himself to be that Way, that Truth, that Life (John 14:6) Let’s hear the words of the Psalm and then join together in singing God’s praises: So now we turn to God with […]

Sunday Worship, October 25th 2020

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Good morning and welcome. Our Worship this morning is being led by our own Michael James. Words of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942) And when night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the […]

Sunday Worship October 18th 2020

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Today we explore the meaning of grace as we look at one of Jesus’ parables from Luke 18, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. It’s a little story and one of the most shocking in the New Testament. God’s grace moves in ways we find mysterious and deeply challenging. But let’s begin by singing his […]

Sunday October 4th 2020 Morning Worship

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This morning we look at the last of our Face-to-Face encounters with Jesus, as he meets his friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus in John 11. We see here a life that nothing can destroy, love that not even death can break. But first we sing God’s praises. Now we bring to God our prayers Our […]

Sunday Worship September 27th 2020 10.30am

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Welcome to our Sunday morning worship. Today we are thinking about the great test faced by the apostles as they shared the gospel out beyond their own Jewish community. But we begin, as always by singing God’s praises (with thanks to our brothers and sisters at St. Peter’s Free Church: Now we turn to God […]