There’s something on our pew-sheet each Sunday that I hope everyone notices. It’s always on the front page near the top.
We welcome all visitors and newcomers who have come to worship with us. Communicant members of other Christian denominations are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
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Christmas 1 - Circumcision - Presentation of Christ
B 31-12-2017 A & C – Luke 2 21-40
One of the things I find myself involved with very often is a hand-over – baptisms, confirmations, marriages, being with the dying and funerals.
Custodians of a tradition – of a practice, of special knowledge, custodians of a … Continue Reading ››
Once upon a time, the God of the universe became one of us – a newborn child.
I know we’ve heard the story; we know what happened – Mary and Joseph and the baby and the shepherds and the angels.
But the heart of the story is this; once upon a time, the God of the universe … Continue Reading ››
Advent 4 B 24-12-17 Bridgewater Luke 1.26-45
Waiting for Jesus
Today’s Gospel tells us about a young teenage girl; she’s engaged to be married, but an angel visits her and tells her she’s having a baby.
Mary’s immediate response was to say,
38 I am the Lord’s servant ... may it be to me as … Continue Reading ››
Reflecting the love of Christ - 3rd Sunday in Advent B-3
Object: A mirror and a torch
Scripture: John 1: 6-9
Have you ever sat outside on a bright sunny day and used a mirror to reflect the sun’s light? If one of you will take this torch and shine it on me I will … Continue Reading ››
Advent 3 b 17-12-17 – The Sunday of the Baptist – Ps 126 Jn 1 6-8, 19-28
The Sunday of the Baptist
Today’s Psalm begins as a song of the returned exiles. We joined in their joyful song, celebrating their home-coming from a far-away country. They were proud that other nations saw how much God … Continue Reading ››
Advent 2 B 10-12-2017 A & C Isa 40 1-11; Mk 1 1-8
In Pretoria RSA, down the hill from the Union Buildings – the very imposing parliament – there’s a colossal bronze statue of Nelson Mandela striding out over the city. He has his arms stretched out invitingly, and he … Continue Reading ››
Advent 1 2017
The liturgical year challenges our attitude to time, our awareness of now and our readiness for the future. Sometimes the rhythm of the liturgical year seems at odds with the pace and preoccupations of the world around us, and even with the stages of life of our congregational community.
Our diaries in December are … Continue Reading ››
Advent Sunday B 1-12-2017 A & C: Isa 64 1-9 Ps 80 1-7, 17-19 1 Cor 1 1-9 Mk 13 24-37
Today it’s Advent Sunday, the first day of the Church’s year. It’s similar to our normal New Year’s Day; full of new hopes and resolutions. And at first sight, Advent Sunday seems as … Continue Reading ››
Pentecost + 24 A 19-11-2017 Matt 25: 14-30
If you travel in Eastern Europe, the main Christian denomination is the Orthodox Church. Village churches there are very different from ours.
Many have a big painting on the outside of their western wall. The painting surrounds the entry-door and it shows the last judgement. Jesus sits … Continue Reading ››