Walking in the Light of the Lord
This is the first Sunday in Advent. The theme is hope, the text is Isaiah 2:1-5
Watch and wait for Christ’s coming!
Light candles of hope, peace, joy, and love,
remembering the promises of God with prayer.
We light this candle in hope.
The recording of today’s sermon can be watched here: https://youtu.be/o4VtdLpHN6k
out of war’s chaos,
you bring the order of peace.
Renew us in hope,
that we may work toward
Christ’s advent of peace
among all nations.
God of promise, God of hope,
into our darkness come.
Reign of Christ the King Sunday
Colossians 1: 11-20: Paul proclaims the reign of Christ, ruling over all thrones, dominions, and powers.
Luke 23: 33-43: A Reading from Scripture which seems so out of place at this time of the year. Surely, this Gospel reading should be read on Good Friday at Easter and not on the Sunday prior to Advent heralding the approach of Christmas.
This Sunday marks the end of one Liturgical year, before Advent takes over, and the cycle begins again with a new Gospel focus. This last year we have been journeying with Luke, the Physician, as he has taken us through his understanding of the importance of Jesus of Nazareth, who he was, what he taught and what this means for our life today as His followers, or disciples.
Next Sunday is Advent 1 – four Sundays until Christmas – and we will be introduced to the Apostle Matthew and his understanding of who Jesus was, what Jesus taught and what significance and impact this has on us and our world.
On this Christ the King Sunday, we are reminded again that Christ’s kingship does not shy away from the agony of the cross, the vulnerability of the incarnation, the risk and betrayal of human relationships in times of danger and threat. The King whom we worship, the one we call Lord and the Son of God, is the one who knows the troubles and frailties of human life.
Watch the recorded sermon here: https://youtu.be/ZuoX1sT851w
Solid Rock & Shifting Sands
Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
Both readings today call us to stand firm in the midst of pressure. This is a strong and repeating biblical image.
Floods and earthquakes assail our lives on earth, both literally and figuratively, both individually and corporately - How are our foundations standing up?
Watch the recording of the sermon here: https://youtu.be/YF4Vw4CqWCE
Worship Services are held at 10am every Sunday. For those unable to join us in person, a recorded version will be available from 9am each week.