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Lectionary Sermon for 27 January 2019 on Luke 4:14-21

And what of our own Epiphany? Today is the third of the Sundays the Church sets aside for what is called the season of Epiphany. So, given we are now well into the season, it is fair to ask is … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 20 January, 2019, Epiphany 2, John 2:1-11

WATER TO WINE “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s not use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 13 January 2019: The Baptism of Christ based on Luke 3: 15 – 22

So Baptism Means What? Roger Fenn, who I believe started the Fenn School, in Concord in the United States, was known to enjoy telling the story of how, as a young boy, he had been present at the baptism of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Epiphany January 6 2019 on Matthew 2: 1-12

Returning Home by a Different Path I guess if you had looked around any city where Christian traditions are recognised you would have been likely to encounter a number of nativity scene portrayals over this last Christmas season. In the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Christmas 1C, 30 December 2018 on Luke 2: 41-52

For me, the Church part of Christmas day seems a bit disconnected from what follows. Familiar Bible readings, carols, some artificial props to remind us of the Manger scene, and for families anxious to get back to family gatherings, with … Continue reading

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A Christmas Day Reflection by Bill Peddie

Would you be insulted if someone called you a heretic? Today I want to suggest that not all heresy should be condemned out of hand, and when it comes to Christmas, the occasional heretic might have something to teach us. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 23 December 2018 (Advent 4 C ) based on Luke 1:39-56

If we were to step back and take an objective view of what happens in our Church services we might begin to understand why strangers to our faith can be so puzzled. One of the local Catholics in our town … Continue reading

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