We are nearer to God when we stop trying to define God, when we stop looking for signs, when we just open ourselves to him.
Belief in God: a sermon by Rev William Allberry, delivered at the Sung Communion service on Sunday 9th September 2018 (Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity).
Readings: Isaiah 35. 4-7a; James 2. 1-17; Mark 7. 24-27
9 September 2018 – Belief in God_ WA
In our service today, we have two baptisms. Like Jesus, we are baptised with water. In baptism, we receive a symbolic ‘washing of our hearts’. God cares about what goes on inside us, and God knows that we cannot wash our own hearts. So, when we are baptised, God ‘washes our hearts’ with the Holy Spirit, through our faith in Jesus, to make us right with God and bring us into the family of God.
A sermon on baptism and the ‘washing of our hearts’, by Asst. Curate Rev Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer. Delivered at the All-age Communion service on Sunday 2nd September 2018 (Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity).
Based on readings: Mark 7.1-8,14,15,21-23; Song of Solomon 2.8-13; James 1 17-27.
Mark 7 1-23 NvF All Age
I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats
of this bread they will live for ever.
Living Bread: A sermon by Rev William Allberry, visiting preacher and former vicar of St Paul’s. Delivered on Sunday 19th August 2018 (Twelfth Sunday after Trinity).
Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58
Sermon — 19 August 2018 – Living Bread
Our second reading today came from Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 4 1-16) . Paul writes, ‘Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called’. This is something we could say to little Orla, who comes to join us, as a member of our church, by being baptised today, but it is also good advice for the rest of us.
But what does Paul mean by living a worthy life? What is a worthy life?
A Sermon delivered by Asst. Curate Rev Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer at the All-age Communion service on Sunday 5th August 2018 (Tenth Sunday after Trinity).
All Age Sermon Eph. 4. Aug 5 2018 NvF
As we relish life’s adventures, may we put our trust in God. Amen
That all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well!
Shorten Sail! A sermon by Norman Allen. Matins, 29th July 2018 (Ninth Sunday after Trinity).
Readings: 2 Samuel 11, 1-15; Ephesians 3, 14-21 & John 6, 1-21.
Pewsheet 29th July 2018
‘Where did this man get all this? Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary?’ (Mk 6.2f.)
Prophecy: a sermon delivered by Rev. William Allberry, visiting preacher and former vicar of St Paul’s, at Sung Communion on Sunday 8th July 2018 (Sixth Sunday after Trinity). Readings: 2 Samuel 5.1-5,9-10, 2 Corinthians 12.2-10, Mark 6.1-13
8th July 2018 – prophecy
A sermon on healing delivered by Rev. Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer at the All-age Communion service on Sunday 1st July 2018 (Fifth Sunday after Trinity). Gospel reading Mark 5.21-43.
A sermon on prophecy based on Luke 1 57-66,80 John The Baptist with thoughts on the 70th anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury. Delivered by Rev. Dr. Nicky von Fraunhofer, Sunday 24th June 2018.
Pewsheet 24th June 2018
Sermon from the Healing Service by Norman Allen, which took place at 6 pm on Sunday 17th June 2018. Suffering: Why do bad things happen to good people?
The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground. (Mark 4.26-34)
Mustard Seeds: a sermon delivered by Rev. William Allberry, visiting preacher and former incumbent of St Paul’s, on Sunday 17th June 2018 (Third Sunday after Trinity).
Based on readings: Ezekiel 17. 22-end, 2 Corinthians 5.6-17, Mark 4.26-34
17 June 2018 – Mustard Seeds