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6:30pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Second of three traditional Lessons & Carols services, featuring eight Bible readings, choral and community singing, and a brief meditation by our associate pastor.[ Lessons and Carols 2 - Christmas ]
7:30pm, Sunday, December 22, 2013
First of three traditional Lessons & Carols services, featuring eight Bible readings, choral and community singing, and a brief meditation by our associate pastor.[ Lessons and Carols 1 - Christmas ]
11:00am, Sunday, December 22, 2013
Passage: Matthew 1:18
Duration: 18 mins 26 secs
If Christmas marks a special delivery from God to rescue us on earth, what were the conditions for that delivery? The first was Mary's pledge of obedience. Second was her life living into the purity that allegiance to God requires. Then there was the pregnancy, a miracle in itself, foretold by the prophets. FInally, there was the prophecy, which today is the mandate for the whole church. So each of us, now, is a special delivery person to tell the world about Jesus: Christ the Lord, the Saviour of us all. If Christmas marks a special delivery from God to rescue us on earth, what were the conditions for that delivery? The first was Mary's pledge of obedience. Second was her life living into the purity that allegiance to God requires. Then there was the pregnancy, a miracle in itself, foretold by the prophets. FInally, there was the prophecy, which today is the mandate for the whole church. So each of us, now, is a special delivery person to tell the world about Jesus: Christ the Lord, the Saviour of us all. [ Organ/Choir - Advent 4 ]
9:00am, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Passage: Isaiah 35:8
Duration: 18 mins 18 secs
What does the Bible teach about the way we should walk? We know we will walk in hope, even through the desert. We know that redemption means we will walk into change: first, the change from death to life; and second, during this life, being transformed more and more into the likeness of Jesus. We know we will walk towards everlasting joy. And finally, we know that for now we have to walk with patience. [ Organ/Choir - Advent 3 ]
11:00am, Sunday, December 8, 2013
[ Organ/Choir - Advent 2 ]
9:00am, Sunday, December 1, 2013
Passage: Romans 13:11
Duration: 19 mins 17 secs
Paul writes that it's time: time to wake up, to get ready, and to serve God with worship, as one body, learning his ways, establishing justice, and working for peace. In these ways, we can shine in Christ's own light. [ Organ/Choir - Advent 1 ]
11:00am, Sunday, November 24, 2013
Duration: 37 mins 57 secs
Guest preacher Pastor Geoff Burger (former District President, LCA WA) introduces the "real" sermon by J.S. Bach, BWV 106, "God's Time Is the Best Time". This is one of a series at St Paul's where we insert Bach's cantatas (performed voluntarily by members of the congregation) into their intended context, within a worship service. This program will continue in 2014. English translations of the text may be found at http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/notes_translations/translations_cantata/t_bwv106.htm. [ Organ/Choir - Christ the King - Cantata BWV 106 ]
9:00am, Sunday, November 17, 2013
Duration: 13 mins 3 secs
Included in this service was a report from a team from St Paul's who visited the Philippines, under the auspices of an organization called Compassion. One thread of Compassion's ministry is mentoring. And in today's readings. Paul encourages Christian mentors in Thessalonica never to tire of doing good, but to continue to work hard. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 26 ]
11:00am, Sunday, November 10, 2013
Duration: 19 mins 9 secs
What are mentors like? Who needs them? And why? [ Organ/choir - Pentecost 25 - Baptism Ethan & Jared ]
9:00am, Sunday, November 3, 2013
Duration: 16 mins 21 secs
Although some things get harder as we get older, age can also bring insight into what a blessing is the gift of life. At the same time, the deficiencies in our world become more obvious. In the face of this, we need to reaffirm our identity as God's saints, heaven-bound. But what does it mean to live in the messy middle, both earthbound, and already heaven-bound? [ Organ/Choir - All Saints ]