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Humility
10:30am, Sunday, April 5, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 50 secs
When the Director General of the World Health Organization calls for humility, we are blessed to have the example of Jesus this Palm Sunday. At Easter he is triumphant and victorious; but today, instead of riding in on a warhorse like a conquering hero, he rides in on the foal of a donkey. (Service available as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qfjg8X_AAM) [Prerecorded music - Palm Sunday]
Learnings from a Grave Situation
10:30am, Sunday, March 29, 2020
Passage: John 11:1-45
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 26 secs
When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, many came to believe in him. But the story includes many other insights helpful to us now, as we adjust to COVID-19 isolation. Who would have predicted, after he deliberately delayed going to Lazarus' family, that "Jesus wept"? Ours is a deeply compassionate God, ever calling us to faith. (Available as a YoutTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZu7jWipACE) [Music recorded in earlier services - Lent 5]
Amazing Grace
10:30am, Sunday, March 22, 2020
Passage: John 9:1-41
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 44 secs
The story of John Newton, who wrote the much loved hymn "Amazing Grace", shows the same story of grace-filled rescue and growth available to us all. (This was the first service streamed via the Internet from our temporary worship space on Riversdale Rd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeNEBATL-8k) [Piano/vocals - Lent 4]
God Is With Us
8:30am, Sunday, March 15, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 7 secs
Like the Israelites journeying through the wilderness, we can sometimes wonder whether the Lord is really among us. But when the Samaritans in today's Gospel heard what Jesus said, they believed. In these difficult times, we cling to Jesus and his word of life. We pray, we listen, we adapt. [Keyboard/choir - Lent 3]
Under Construction
10:30am, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 12 secs
Our service today is in our temporary worship site, adjacent to where our new church is under renovation. The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem has some echoes for us (chapter 4, vv 1-2, 16-17). [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
Do Not Be Afraid
8:30am, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Passage: Luke 5:1-11
Duration: 14 mins 36 secs
Our last day of worship in our church in Station St. After today's service and a final community lunch and photos, we pick up all we can carry, and walk 2.5 km south to our new home on Riversdale Rd. This is a time when we heard Jesus say, "Don't be afraid." [Organ/Choir - Lent 1]
The Confirmation Service
10:30am, Sunday, February 23, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 46 secs
This is the Confirmation service in a 2 CD set. (Same sermon attached as the earlier service for today.) Eleven of our young people confirm the faith into which they were baptised as children. They wear white robes, and today we hear about the Transfiguration, where Jesus' robes were dazzling white. And then just like Jesus, we come back down the mountain to those who need us, and who need to here the story of Jesus. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
Transfiguration and Confirmation
8:30am, Sunday, February 23, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 46 secs
Today, eleven of our young people confirm the faith into which they were baptised as children. They wear white robes, and today we hear about the Transfiguration, where Jesus' robes were dazzling white. And then just like Jesus, we come back down the mountain to those who need us, and who need to here the story of Jesus. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
8:30am, Sunday, February 16, 2020
Passage: Psalm 84
Duration: 19 mins 12 secs
For our third service of farewell to Station St, we focus on our past pastors who have served us here, and on all the saints from St Paul's. Former pastor Fraser Pearce speaks on Psalm 84. [Organ/choir - Epiphany 6]
Celebrating God’s Blessing of Relationships
10:30am, Sunday, February 9, 2020
Passage: John 2:1-11
Duration: 19 mins 2 secs
Our second service of farewell focuses on marriage, especially for those whose weddings were in our Station St home. Just as Jesus blessed the wedding in Cana, so he stands ready to bless all who invite him into our relationships. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 5]