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April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday Sermon Text Morning Prayer Service Hymn Lyrics News this Week
Sunday Takeway: Almighty and everliving God, in tender love for all our human race you sent your son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take our flesh and suffer death upon a cruel cross. May we follow the example of his great humility, and share in the glory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, Now and for ever.
March 29, 2020 - Fifth Sunday in Lent Sermon Text Readings Morning Prayer Service Hymn Lyrics News this Week
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ, and serve you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
March 22, 2020 - Sermon Text Readings
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, through the waters of baptism your Son has made us children of light. May we ever walk in his light and show forth your glory in the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
March 15, 2020 - Sermon Text Readings
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life, may we always thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
March 8, 2020 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirt, one God, now and for ever.
March 1, 2020 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are but did not sin, give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your spirit, that as you know your weakness, so we may know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, Now and for ever.
February 23, 2020 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, on the holy mount you revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured: mercifully deliver us from the darkness of this world, and change us into his likeness from glory to glory.
January 26, 2020 - Sermon Text - Reverend Canon Deacon Ken Brooks
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever.
January 19, 2020 Sermon - Bishop Nigel
Sunday Takeaway: Almighty God, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known and worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
January 12, 2020 Sermon - Bishop Nigel
Sunday Takeaway: Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit, keep your children, born of water and the Spirit, faithful to your calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
January 5, 2020 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: Eternal God, who by a star led wise men to the worship of your Son, guide by your light the nations of the earth, that the whole world may know your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
December 29, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Take Away: Almighty God, you have shed upon us the new light of your incarnate Word. May this light, enkindled in our hearts, shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
December 22, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Take Away: May God fill us with grace so that like Mary and Joseph we may embrace God's will for us in our everyday lives. As we encounter the unexpected (and sometimes unwelcomed) that bursts into our lives, may we meet what comes with faith and hope, confident in God's faithfulness in leading us.
December 15, 20019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Take Away: In the midst of everything that is swirling around us during this busy season, let us find some moments to reflect on what it really means for us to come home to God, as we anticipate Christ coming to find a home with us.
December 8, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Take Away: Now into this second week of Advent, John the Baptist reminds us that part of preparing for the coming of the Christ child involves the regular practice of examing our lives and our hearts before God, correcting our course as we go, ever open to God working in and through our lives. How's that going?
December 1, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Take Away: As we enter this New Year, let’s spend some time this week reflecting back and with expectation imagining forward. As we anticipate God’s giving of God’s very self in the coming of Christ, what is our response as Jesus’ disciples?
November 24, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Take Away: Heading into this week, we take advantage of the time and the special seasons that call out to us to reflect and to make us wise and faithful stewards of all we have received, and reaching out beyond ourselves, we offer ourselves to God’s service, with all that we are and all that we have, for on this day we remember our King, the one whom we follow this day, and always.
November 17, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: Our passages in Isaiah today are all about hope, a hope based on God’s faithfulness to us during all of life’s ups and downs; a hope that encourages us to stay open to imagining something new as we go… the wolf and the lamb feeding together, the lion eating straw with the ox. As we begin to fully grasp all that this can mean to us, we are promised a new day of joy and rejoicing, as we dare to lean more fully each day into all that God is and can do in our lives.
November 10, 2019 - Sermon Text - Remembrance Day
Sunday Takeaway: During our worship service this morning we have remembered and spoken of the tragedy of war, as we go out this week, let us also remember to work and pray for peace wherever God has placed us. Let us choose at every opportunity, to live into the light of Christ and the love of God.
November 3, 2019 - Sermon Text - All Saints Day
Sunday Takeaway: As we go out this week, can we revel in the fact that we know our need of God? Can we see this need as the starting place for those things that can open us to what God may be saying to us on our journey?
October 20, 2019 - Sermon Text - Reverend Canon Deacon Ken Brooks
Sunday Takeaway: As we live day to day, are we guided by what Jesus has to say? What if what we do or believe is not what Jesus actually taught? Let's try to live our lives living out the two commandments, loving God and loving our neighbour as ourselves.
October 13, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: As we go out into this week to be people of faith in our everyday lives, can we remember Paul's encouragement to us to in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let our requests be known to God in the midst of all our choices? Can we ask for the grace, and for the space to choose well?
October 6, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: Can we spend a week of first prayerfully noticing and then giving thanks for the daily blessings in our lives and as our personal challenges appear, we bring our ‘little’ faith and ask for God’s blessing on it?
September 29, 2019 - Sermon Text
Sunday Takeaway: If part of what angels are commissioned to do is to help us find the courage to allow something new into our lives, what does that mean for you in your life today?
September 22, 2019 - Sermon Text
A series of sermons from May - June 2019 exploring the Five Marks of Mission.