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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]
Our Mob
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]
Jesus Calls Us
10:30am, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Series: General
John the Baptist called people to repent and prepare. Jesus calls us to follow him. (Due to technical difficulties, no recording is available of this service, but the sermon text is available.) [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 3]
The Baptism of Jesus Begins Our Adoption
9:23am, Monday, January 13, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins
Originally, baptism was a washing for repentant sinners. That's why John was surprised when Jesus, the sinless one, stepped forward for baptism in the Jordan. But the process of Jesus taking on our sins begins here. And this also changed baptism itself, from a simple washing to a means of the Holy Spirit for the forgiveness of sins. [Organ - Epiphany 1]
The New Year
8:30am, Sunday, January 5, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 36 secs
As we start our new year, we need more than ordinary resolutions. We need resolutions under God. And we need to follow the advice that Paul gave the church at Ephesus. (Lay-led service.) [Organ - Epiphany]
Shadow of the Cross
9:30am, Sunday, December 29, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 54 secs
The birth of Christ is a time of joy, precisely because we know this is the birth of our Saviour. At the same time, we know Jesus was born into this world that is so broken (today's Gospel records the horrific reaction of Herod when his power play was foiled), and we know the final cost of Jesus' rescue mission. The shadow of the cross looms large. [Instrumental - Christmas 1]
The Word Became Flesh
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]