Latest sermons:
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
8:30am, Sunday, February 2, 2020
Passage: Mark 10:13-16
Duration: 10 mins 37 secs
In Australia, "our mob" means our group, our people (without suggesting anything unruly). Today, our mob begins a final series of farewells to our church home of the last seven decades. Our focus, first of all, is on baptism, where Jesus welcomes us into his kingdom. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 4]
9:30am, Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Passage: John 1:1-16
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 40 secs
Children have a wonderful, fresh way of making the Christmas story their own, and retelling it in their own words (video used in this service is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suowe2czxcA ). We too can receive the Christ gift, the great exchange (as Luther called it), and retell the story in our own words and lives. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Day]
6:30pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Duration: 7 mins 22 secs
Second of three repeated services of Bible readings alternating with Christmas carols and songs. Each of these three services has a different, shortened sermon (and indeed, on Christmas Eve, two different preachers). [Organ/Choir - Christmas Eve]
8:00pm, Sunday, December 22, 2019
Duration: 5 mins 34 secs
First of three repeated services of Bible readings alternating with Christmas carols and songs. Each of these three services has a different, shortened sermon. [Organ/Choir - Advent 4]