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Dec 09

Pew Leaflet Sunday 11 December 2016

REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT Among the Lectionary readings this week we find a promise from Isaiah of God’s restoration for God’s people, Mary’s song of faith and justice, John the Baptiser’s doubts about Jesus, and a call from James for the believers to be patient in suffering. What a fascinating mix! The …

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Dec 05

Christmas Services 2016

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Dec 02

Pew Leaflet Sunday 4 Dec 2016

REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Notice two things about John’s message to the religious leaders. Firstly, he told them that it was not enough for them to be “children of Abraham”. Their human ancestry and their position in the religious community did not automatically mean that they were participants in God’s Reign. In …

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Nov 29

Season of Advent 2016

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It was Pope Gregory 1 [590-604] who settled the Season of Advent of four Sundays with a very clear emphasis on the Christian hope of the Coming of Christ. Benard of Clairvaux [d. 1153] summarises the theology of the Seasons of Advent as the three comings of Christ, past, present and future. ’In the first, …

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Nov 25

Pew Leaflet Sunday 27 November 2016

REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT In too many ways the life of Christians and their churches simply reflects the values and beliefs of the societies around us. To look at us you wouldn’t know that we wait for a different world, and hold out the hope of peace and justice. If we really …

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Nov 18

Pew leaflet Sunday 20 November 2017

Today as a Church, we conclude our liturgical year and celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. The Gospel we proclaim shows the great mystery of our faith: In the moment of his crucifixion, Jesus is shown to be King and Savior of all. Luke’s Gospel has been loaded with surprises: the poor are rich, …

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Nov 11

Pew Leaflet Sunday 13th November 2016

The call of the Lord is always to live in the present. Suppose we knew for certain the date that the world was going to end. What would we do differently, except to continue what we are already doing. If the only way we can motivate our people to live a life of goodness is …

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Oct 28

Pew Leaflet Sunday 28 October 2016

In the Bible, God’s forgiveness is given before we even know that we need it – that’s the miracle of Christ’s life, death and resurrection, and it is demonstrated in the Zacchaeus story which is the Gospel reading for this week. But, when forgiveness touches our hearts, it automatically leads us into two responses. The …

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Oct 21

Pew Leaflet Sunday 23rd October 2016

One of the big challenges for those who have followed Jesus for any length of time is that we can begin to feel like we’ve got everything sorted out. We may begin to think that we have reached some kind of perfection and that we are better than those who do not share our faith. …

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Oct 14

Pew Leaflet Sunday 16 October 2016

Ultimately prayer is not about the words we speak. It’s about bringing our entire lives under the Reign of God – which is how we pray without ceasing. When we move away from seeing prayer as a way to manipulate things according to our desires, and embrace it as a way to change ourselves according …

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