Category Archives: Sunday Sermons

Trinity 6: Wheat and Weeds

Jacob’s dream of angels ascending and descending from heaven has inspired architecture and art, exercise machines and farming equipment, literature, film, music – classical and pop, and even the naming of tourist attractions; but for Jacob, the original ladder opened up … Continue reading

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Trinity 5: Beloved birth-right?

Jacob and Esau are twins, but there is nothing identical about them. Esau is the rugged outdoors type and earns the approval of his father who admires his hunting prowess and the game he brings home. Perhaps the failing Abraham … Continue reading

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Trinity 4: Heffalump Grump

One of my favourite stories when my girls were tiny was the story of a ‘plump little prince’… The plump little prince was in a hump… a terrible hump… a heffalump’s GRUMP. “Oh dear!” cried his mum. “Oh dear!” cried … Continue reading

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Trinity 2: Casting Out Love not Hate

Sarah laughed when the three holy visitors reminded her of God’s promise to have a son. She had already sent her servant girl Hagar to bed with her husband to produce the heir he longed for, but the visitors were, … Continue reading

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Easter 2: Were you there?

It was the first day of the week, Sunday. The Sabbath is over and Mary is free to attend Jesus’ body. She leaves the house as soon as is decently possible, but when she gets there she find she is … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2: Chosen and called

We have a guest writer today! Mary Kells is training for ordination and currently on placement with me, and this is what she graced us with this morning, based on today’s lectionary readings Isaiah 49: 17, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 and … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Waiting….

‘I just can’t wait for Christmas’, almost every child in the kingdom cries, and almost every mother sighs, wishing that there were more hours in the day in which to get everything done, because ‘Christmas’ is just one long ‘to … Continue reading

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