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  • Accessible Faith – Benefit Concert 16-Jan-2018

  • Christmas 2017 6-Jan-2018

    Isaiah 61:10–62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4–7; Luke 2:22-40

    Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

    Throughout advent we looked forward with a sense of anticipation and urgency to the coming of Jesus. Today, on the first Sunday after Christmas our perspective shifts, looking back to the manger and an event that is now past. We shift out view forward again when we look for Jesus coming again in ways that are unexpected. We recognise Him in the stranger in need of hospitality, and others who present themselves as in need of our help.

  • Advent IV – Year B (2017) 30-Dec-2017

    Isaiah 62:6–12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4–7; Luke 1:67–79

    Rev. Dale Nikkel

    “The Lord is with you.” Mary’s response to the Angel’s greeting is complete bewilderment. How can God go from being “out there’ to be a living, personal presence? The simple message is that God works out an agenda of love in the world around us by working within us.

  • Advent II – Year B (2017) 13-Dec-2017

    Isaiah 40:1–11; Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13; 2 Peter 3:8–15a; Mark 1:1-8

    Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

    John the Baptist delivers a strong message to repent, to receive forgiveness and to change the way we think and act. The aim of repentance is to change the shape and direction of our lives, to draw us into a closer relationship with God. Too often we focus our attention on the material things of everyday life to a degree that draws us away from Him. To repent is to open ourselves to a life lived fully, guided by scripture and focused on a vision of God at work in world.

  • Advent I – Year B (2017) 7-Dec-2017

    Isiah 64:1–9; Psalm 80:1–7, 16–18; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; Mark 13:24–37

    Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

    We seek the certainty of God’s presence to lift us up as we see suffering in the world around us. When we find ourselves stuck in dark places we want God to roll the darkness back and give us sweetness and light. Author Ruth Burrows remind us that God’s is present even when the darkness persists. Lighting a candle reminds us to be vigilant in seeking Him in prayer. Our hope is tied to the image of the potter, which reminds us that God’s work in shaping our lives is ever present.