Worship

Worshipping at a Distance 15 November 2020

Lord, our God, may we treasure but never be able to contain in our hearts the words you give us this day, for they are always larger than we are, and for that we give thanks.  Amen.

Worshipping at a Distance 15 November 2020

Lord, our God, may we treasure but never be able to contain in our hearts the words you give us this day, for they are always larger than we are, and for that we give thanks.  Amen.

Worshipping at a Distance 1 November 2020

Pray for one another, keep in touch with one another, remember how great is the cloud of witnesses with which we are surrounded . . . and remember the words on our church notice board: Let’s not get tired of

Worshipping at a Distance 1 November 2020

Pray for one another, keep in touch with one another, remember how great is the cloud of witnesses with which we are surrounded . . . and remember the words on our church notice board: Let’s not get tired of

Worshipping at a Distance 20 September 2020

“Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up.  So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all . . .”

Worshipping at a Distance 20 September 2020

“Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up.  So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all . . .”

Worshipping Together 13 September 2020

When the risk of forgiveness is taken it opens up a world of possibilities.

Worshipping Together 13 September 2020

When the risk of forgiveness is taken it opens up a world of possibilities.

Worshipping Together 6 September 2020

An invitation to self-reflection.

Worshipping Together 6 September 2020

An invitation to self-reflection.

Worshipping Together 30 August 2020

Our new mindset in Christ. In suffering hold on. In prayer, persevere. In persecution, bless and do not curse them. Never take your own revenge.

Worshipping Together 30 August 2020

Our new mindset in Christ. In suffering hold on. In prayer, persevere. In persecution, bless and do not curse them. Never take your own revenge.

Worshipping Together 23 August 2020

God’s work in the world is underway and inescapable.

Worshipping Together 23 August 2020

God’s work in the world is underway and inescapable.

Worshipping Together 16 August 2020

Those who shout the loudest are often those in the deepest pain. An open wound at the heart, a trauma and anguish leads to a hopeful and open understanding of the calling of God. Irrevocable are the gifts and calling

Worshipping Together 16 August 2020

Those who shout the loudest are often those in the deepest pain. An open wound at the heart, a trauma and anguish leads to a hopeful and open understanding of the calling of God. Irrevocable are the gifts and calling

Worshipping Together 26 July 2020

Paul needs to hear the gospel as well as preach it. If the preacher doesn’t need to hear it why should anyone else?

Worshipping Together 26 July 2020

Paul needs to hear the gospel as well as preach it. If the preacher doesn’t need to hear it why should anyone else?

Worshipping Together 19 July 2020

In all of our uncertainties, we are in Christ. The present time is a time of opportunity. It is now.

Worshipping Together 19 July 2020

In all of our uncertainties, we are in Christ. The present time is a time of opportunity. It is now.

Worshipping together at a closer distance

5 July 2020 Matthew 11.15-19, 25-30 I have often repeated a story I love, told by the reformer, Martin Luther. He was fond of recounting that each evening, after a hard day’s work, he would turn the key to lock the door

Worshipping together at a closer distance

5 July 2020 Matthew 11.15-19, 25-30 I have often repeated a story I love, told by the reformer, Martin Luther. He was fond of recounting that each evening, after a hard day’s work, he would turn the key to lock the door

Worshipping together at a good distance

21 June 2020 God of the community well, God of our thirst: having been through this togetherwe will draw from these daysfor years and years.Yet each of us balances this pandemic’s legacy with hidden strugglesand dissimilar circumstances.May we take into

Worshipping together at a good distance

21 June 2020 God of the community well, God of our thirst: having been through this togetherwe will draw from these daysfor years and years.Yet each of us balances this pandemic’s legacy with hidden strugglesand dissimilar circumstances.May we take into

Worshipping together at a good distance

14 June 2020 God of each moment, God of all time: years from now2020 will still be presentin our collective memory;not just for ourselves or our families or this town, or this nation,but for all people, everywhere. May this shared

Worshipping together at a good distance

14 June 2020 God of each moment, God of all time: years from now2020 will still be presentin our collective memory;not just for ourselves or our families or this town, or this nation,but for all people, everywhere. May this shared

Worshipping together at a good distance

Trinity Sunday 7 June 2020 God of spring and God of summer:the first cutting has occurredand the crows are picking throughthe heaps, looking out for harvesterswho will arrive to scoop them up.The beauty of these long rows drawsour eyes up

Worshipping together at a good distance

Trinity Sunday 7 June 2020 God of spring and God of summer:the first cutting has occurredand the crows are picking throughthe heaps, looking out for harvesterswho will arrive to scoop them up.The beauty of these long rows drawsour eyes up

Worshipping together at a good distance

Pentecost Sunday 31 May 2020 Spirit of release, Spirit of turning, hiddenyou come to usin all the narrow places of fearto which we have confined ourselves. May the wind of Pentecostfall upon us nowas sudden seeing,bracing air,and the power of

Worshipping together at a good distance

Pentecost Sunday 31 May 2020 Spirit of release, Spirit of turning, hiddenyou come to usin all the narrow places of fearto which we have confined ourselves. May the wind of Pentecostfall upon us nowas sudden seeing,bracing air,and the power of

Worshipping together at a good distance – 24 May

24 May 2020 God of hopeful signs and careful plans:as our initial panic subsidesand the itch to get back to normal replaces a fear of spiking fevers,keep us wary and alert.May we carry a parcel of humilityto remind us we

Worshipping together at a good distance – 24 May

24 May 2020 God of hopeful signs and careful plans:as our initial panic subsidesand the itch to get back to normal replaces a fear of spiking fevers,keep us wary and alert.May we carry a parcel of humilityto remind us we

Worshipping together at a good distance – 17 May

17 May 2020 God of our finite selves, God of our inward life:unable to venture out, our worlds could grow much smaller.And yet our path with you can also lead deep into our inmost parts,to knitted secrets we have not

Worshipping together at a good distance – 17 May

17 May 2020 God of our finite selves, God of our inward life:unable to venture out, our worlds could grow much smaller.And yet our path with you can also lead deep into our inmost parts,to knitted secrets we have not

Worshipping together at a good distance – 10 May

10 May 2020 God who speaks from out of the whirlwind,and hears sighs too deep for words:as we come to terms with what we do not know –a timeline for return, a safe social distance –as we struggle to make

Worshipping together at a good distance – 10 May

10 May 2020 God who speaks from out of the whirlwind,and hears sighs too deep for words:as we come to terms with what we do not know –a timeline for return, a safe social distance –as we struggle to make

Worshipping together at a good distance – 3 May

3 May 2020 God of tumult, God of peace:more will change in the weeks and months to come.Further landscapes of our normalwill be shaken to the ground.Gradual movements will accelerate,market trends will shift,and they will sweep away much of what

Worshipping together at a good distance – 3 May

3 May 2020 God of tumult, God of peace:more will change in the weeks and months to come.Further landscapes of our normalwill be shaken to the ground.Gradual movements will accelerate,market trends will shift,and they will sweep away much of what

Worshipping together at a good distance – 26 April

26 April 2020 Risen and revealing God,you walked with us for a long time before we knew who you truly were. We talked about this world as if we were the ones who saw it clearly. Now that we more

Worshipping together at a good distance – 26 April

26 April 2020 Risen and revealing God,you walked with us for a long time before we knew who you truly were. We talked about this world as if we were the ones who saw it clearly. Now that we more

Worshipping together at a good distance – 19 April

19 April 2020 Risen and reconciling God,your greeting after the grave acknowledged the trauma and turmoil of that timeand our own. The message of peace was what your disciples needed to hear,and what the world needs now. When we are reunited with

Worshipping together at a good distance – 19 April

19 April 2020 Risen and reconciling God,your greeting after the grave acknowledged the trauma and turmoil of that timeand our own. The message of peace was what your disciples needed to hear,and what the world needs now. When we are reunited with

Worshipping together at a good distance – Easter Sunday

12 April 2020 God of terror and joy,you arise to shake the earth. Open our gravesand give us back the past;so that all that has been buried may be freed and forgiven, and our lives may return to you through

Worshipping together at a good distance – Easter Sunday

12 April 2020 God of terror and joy,you arise to shake the earth. Open our gravesand give us back the past;so that all that has been buried may be freed and forgiven, and our lives may return to you through

Worshipping together at a good distance – 5 April

This worship is available as a PDF download 5 April 2020 God of hills and valleys, the newsreader said we’ll see a peak in mid–April, just as we are set to celebrate resurrection. We enter this shadowy valley with verses

Worshipping together at a good distance – 5 April

This worship is available as a PDF download 5 April 2020 God of hills and valleys, the newsreader said we’ll see a peak in mid–April, just as we are set to celebrate resurrection. We enter this shadowy valley with verses

Worshipping together at a good distance – 29 March

29 March 2020 God of the one and God of the whole,be with those who are working from home todayand those whose work keeps them from home.Be with those who won’t go beyond the front porch,and those who stay on

Worshipping together at a good distance – 29 March

29 March 2020 God of the one and God of the whole,be with those who are working from home todayand those whose work keeps them from home.Be with those who won’t go beyond the front porch,and those who stay on

Worshipping together at a good distance – 22 March

22 March 2020 God of the home and God of the pilgrim,we begin to dig in for an uncertain season,and embark on a journey together.This is a path we haven’t been on.Yet we know in each step you are there alongside

Worshipping together at a good distance – 22 March

22 March 2020 God of the home and God of the pilgrim,we begin to dig in for an uncertain season,and embark on a journey together.This is a path we haven’t been on.Yet we know in each step you are there alongside