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The Created Environment
6:00pm, Sunday, February 1, 2015
We are living into a time where ecological issues will dominate our lives, not just personally but globally. We live on one planet which has finite resources, and human beings are going have to work out what it means to live a sustainable life. And individual Christians, and the church, are part of this, in part because a misreading of our tradition has contributed to this problem, but mostly because a core component of Christian teaching is that “God has created me and all that exists.” [Instrumental - Thomas Place]
A New Teaching
9:00am, Sunday, February 1, 2015
Passage: Mark 1:27
Duration: 18 mins 6 secs
When Jesus was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum, the people were amazed at the authority of his teaching. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 4]
St Paul's in Name and Nature
11:00am, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Duration: 22 mins 40 secs
Next month, it is 67 years since we founded this congregation named after a feisty, intelligent, passionate, combative, truth-seeking and truth-telling apostle called Paul. We stand in the same good news. How does it play out in daily life? [Organ - The Conversion of St Paul]
Embodied Faith
9:00am, Sunday, January 18, 2015
Duration: 19 mins 53 secs
We have love-hate relationships with our bodies. But our bodies are the creation of a good and loving God too, not just our souls. Karl Barth said we are “ensouled bodies and embodied souls.” What does this mean? [Organ - Epiphany 2]
Model Initiation
11:00am, Sunday, January 11, 2015
Passage: Mark 1:4
This Baptism of Jesus Sunday, we focus on John the Baptist. While in one sense deeply traditional, he was also deeply critical of the current state of institutional religion. Like John, we know that following Jesus means "he must increase, and I must decrease". [Organ - Epiphany 1]
Our Rightful Heritage
11:00am, Sunday, December 28, 2014
Church tradition on this day remembers Herod's Slaughter of the Innocents. We also have our own share of contemporary horrors. How can we access what God has given us to deal with this troubled world, and claim our rightful heritage? By saying "Yes". [Instrumental - Christmas 1]
Best of Lessons & Carols 2014
12:00am, Friday, December 26, 2014
A composite recording from all three Lessons & Carols services this year, this CD provides the full service, selecting the best-recorded segments into a convenient single CD. [ Lessons & Carols 4 - Christmas ]
Music of Christmas 2014
12:00am, Friday, December 26, 2014
A single CD collection of the music (only) from our various Christmas 2014 services at St Paul's. This is of particular interest for those who like a CD of Christmas music to play next Advent. [ Organ/Choir and special groups - Christmas ]
I'll Ride With You
10:00am, Thursday, December 25, 2014
Passage: John 1:1-14
Duration: 17 mins 48 secs
Social media provided a touch of light in the dark hours several days before Christmas. Many people used the hashtag #illridewithyou to express solidarity and compassion for those feeling threatened after a crazed gunman raised the spectre of terror in Sydney. On reflection, this echoes a part of what God is offering us all at Christmas. [ Organ/Choir - Christmas Day ]
11:30pm, Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Passage: Luke 2:1-20
We can become too comfortable with the story of Christmas, dismissive in our familiarity. But the story is scandalous in almost every dimension. [ Midnight Mass - Christmas ]