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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]
Lessons and Carols 2
8:30pm, Monday, December 24, 2018
Duration: 6 mins 36 secs
For our two Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols services (always packed), Marlene Pietsch brought us extracts from a sermon prepared in 1521 by Martin Luther when he was in exile in Wartburg Castle. (This service provides the better music recording if you are requesting a CD.) [Organ/Choir - Christmas Eve]
Lessons and Carols 1
6:30pm, Monday, December 24, 2018
Duration: 6 mins 36 secs
For our two Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols services (always packed), Marlene Pietsch brought us extracts from a sermon prepared in 1521 by Martin Luther when he was in exile in Wartburg Castle. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Eve]
Big New Beginnings
10:30am, Sunday, December 23, 2018
Passage: Micah 5:2-5
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 19 secs
Our God is a God of big new beginnings, and when God intervenes, things are never the same again. Lay reader Stuart Manderson shares insights from Pastor Vince Gerhardy. [Organ/Choir - Advent 4]
Rejoice Always
8:30am, Sunday, December 16, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 38 secs
Is Paul being realistic in his letter to the church in Philippi when he calls for them to rejoice ALWAYS? What is joy anyway? Does it mean more than happiness? Lay reader Brian Aherne explores these themes in a sermon adapted from Pastor Vince Gerhardy. [Organ/Strings/Choir - Advent 3]