Trust me

Sunday, 24 February 2013 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Luke 9:28-43 “I’ll always be your friend.” “You can count on me.” “I’ll always love you.” Like me, you’ve heard those promises before and probably spoken them as well. Also, like me, I’m guessing that you’ve experienced those promises being broken or not fulfilled. That’s part of beingContinue reading “Trust me”

Remember that you are dust

Ash Wednesday, 13 February 2013 Here we are, ready to start another Lent, another journey towards Easter. We have come to have ashes marked on our foreheads in the sign of the cross and to hear again the words, ‘Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin andContinue reading “Remember that you are dust”

An ordinary person: an extraordinary job

Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 15:1-11 It all takes place on the lake of Gennesaret, which is another name for the Sea of Galilee. Jesus is building a reputation and people want to hear what he’s got to say. On this occasion the crowd is big enough for him to haveContinue reading “An ordinary person: an extraordinary job”

Rebuilding the temple

Evensong, 3 February 2013 Readings: Haggai 2:1-9 & John 2:18-22 I suspect that the prophet Haggai isn’t in the top ten of your favourite books of the Bible. It’s tiny: just two chapters long and tucked away between the ‘Zs’: Zephaniah and Zechariah, and it appears very rarely in our lectionary readings. Like all prophecies,Continue reading “Rebuilding the temple”

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

3 February 2013 Luke 2:22-40 Liturgically, we seem to be in a time machine. We had Jesus as a baby, then as a twelve year old in the temple, then his baptism when he was about thirty – and now we go backwards to when he was forty days old, as his parents perform twoContinue reading “The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple”

“Be worthy of our calling”

This sermon was given by Canon Deborah Broome at the service to license Rev Alister Hendery as our new priest-in-charge on 27 January 2013. Readings: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13; Genesis 12;1-7 We gather here today to begin a new chapter in the story of this parish, a new stage in the mission and ministry of the people ofContinue reading ““Be worthy of our calling””