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Resurrection Hope
8:30am, Sunday, February 17, 2019
Duration: 11 mins 45 secs
With pastors away at District Convention, lay reader Jordan Smith presents a sermon written by our National Bishop for use in services today. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 6]
Fishers of People: How Do We Look?
10:30am, Sunday, February 10, 2019
Passage: Luke 5:1-11
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 50 secs
Jesus calls us to be fishers of people. Experience shows that small things (right down to church signage) influence how others welcome our message. What strengths has God given this congregation, and where do we need to grow? Our new senior pastor gives his first impressions. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 5]
Mouth and Heart
8:30am, Sunday, February 3, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 21 secs
Today we rejoice to welcome our new senior pastor, Pastor Neville Otto. We start from a prayer of Martin Luther, devoting our mouth and heart to God. And God responds, giving us the words and hearts with which to serve. [Organ/choir - Epiphany 4]
About the Body of Christ
10:30am, Sunday, January 27, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 4 secs
Maths teacher and lay reader Karyn Bonnington gives her perspective on the body of Christ (that is, all believers) in the world today. [Organ - Epiphany 3]
Wedding Symbols
8:30am, Sunday, January 20, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 15 secs
The Gospel of John says that the wedding in Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine, was the first of his great signs. Visiting Pastor Mark Tuffin explores the rich symbols in this narrative. [Organ - Epiphany 2]
Remembering God's Promises
10:30am, Sunday, January 13, 2019
Passage: Luke 3:15-22
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 1 sec
Martin Luther passionately reminded people to "Remember your baptism!" Today we remember the baptism of Jesus, and how that reflects on God's promises to us. Lay reader Cathy Beaton points out that Jesus' baptism was another key part of the revelation (or epiphany) of who he is. [Organ - Epiphany 1]
Unexpected Appearances
8:30am, Sunday, January 6, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 52 secs
If we let Epiphany slide by in the aftermath of Christmas, we miss the shocking way God broke boundaries to welcome all believers and reveal his purposes. Since the earliest days, the church has recognized this as news that is truly worth celebrating. [Organ - Epiphany]
Our Father's Business
9:30am, Sunday, December 30, 2018
Passage: Luke 2:41-52
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 3 secs
Lay reader Anthony Schulz explores the idea of business handed down from a father to his children. [Instrumental - Christmas 1]
The Joy of Christmas
9:30am, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Passage: John 1:1-14
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 37 secs
Visiting Pastor Wilhelm Stern knows the ideal Christmas present he would like to give others - to take us on a trip to Africa to share his experience there of the joyful celebrations for the birth of our Lord. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Day]
The Word Became Flesh
11:30pm, Monday, December 24, 2018
Passage: John 1:1-14
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 6 secs
The first Gospel, Mark, starts with the baptism of Jesus. The Gospel of Matthew, for a Jewish audience, first traces his ancestry back to Abraham. The Gospel of Luke, written for Gentiles, traces his ancestry back to Adam, the common ancestor of all. But John, written last and focused on Jesus' full identity, goes back all the way: "In the beginning". [Special music - Midnight Mass]