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Beginnings and endings
June 26, 2016 Genesis 1:1-2:4
The beginning is so often a sequence of beginnings and through it all we strive to find happiness and meaning, it is our relationships with each other that bind and hold us together.
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What are you doing here?
June 19, 2016, 1 Kings 19:1-15
Elijah in his quest to thwart Baal flees to the wilderness where he encounters God, hence the need for the question.
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The story of Jezebel
June 13, 2016 1 Kings 21:1-25
Tradition has painted this character very negatively but here is a chance to consider the world of her time from her point of view.
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Joshua: The Story of Rahab
April 24, 2016, Joshua 2:1-24, Joshua 6:1-2, 15-25
Joshua rewarded a Traitor to her city knowing full well that it might invite chaos yet perhaps there are times when chaos is worthy of consideration.
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“Come, and have breakfast”
April 17, 2016 John 21: 1-14
When it is not the end nor even yet another beginning, it is part of an infinite loop of reality that sweeps all of forward one meal at a time.
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“Wake Up! Wake Up!”
April 10, 2016, Romans 13: 8-14, Matthew 15: 18-20
We often find ourselves caught enraptured in a dark place hoping to glean some more wisdom from the experience.
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“Unless I see. . . I will not believe”
April 3, 2016 John 20: 19-31
Dealing with doubt is what life is all about and stories are vehicles we use to tell what we believe.
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The call
March 13, 2016, Isaiah 6: 1-8, Luke 5: 1-11
For all there is a time when contact is made and a realisation, an awareness that there is more, much more, remembering that moment.
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The Prodigal Son
March 6, 2016 Luke 15:1-3,11-32
We need to see ourselves in the story and consider our way as a church and community within it’s light.
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“some friends started taking…
February 28, 2016, Sirach 24:13-21, Matthew 18:15-20
Listening and participating actively in a conversion is one of the most powerful tools available to a human being, in fact it is indeed what makes us what we are.
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What’s missing
February 21, 2016 Genesis 11:27-32, 12:10-20, 15:3-10
How do we resolve the conflict of deception and the need to survive. Faced with this challenge we also to turn our attention to what is creating the need for the deception.
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The first Sunday of Lent
February 14, 2016, Luke 4:1-13
Lent evolved to deal with complacency and in this sermon we discover challenge and overcoming not only complacency but difficulties as well
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February 7, 2016 Exodus 24:12-18, Luke 9:28-36
Through a series of stories we are lead to the awareness of transfiguration of the spirit. Three songs are linked to the text of this message.
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Christ is within us and within the world
January 24, 2016 Luke 4:21-32
Christ brought forth a message that his listeners did not want to hear. Community is all encompassing all inclusive and for each of us that is a challenge.
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The wedding at Cana
January 17, 2016 John 2:1-11
If all you are concerned about is never having enough you are doomed while those who concentrate on abundance will be rewarded.
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The Baptism of Jesus
January 10, 2016 Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:13-17
First Sunday after Epiphany, the whole concept of “commission” toward a role in one’s community.
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Epiphany Sunday
January 3, 2016 Matthew 2:1-12
The magi, the wise men make a discovery one which we share and share again and again.
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Advent four: Love
December 20, 2015 Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25
A parable story that changed and changes the world, each and every year.
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Advent three: Joy
December 13, 2015 Luke 3:7-18
John the Baptist challenged the believers and in this sermon we consider the challenge.
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Song of Zachariah
December 6, 2015 Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:57-80
To be remembered for the good.
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Little waves that will go out into the world
November 15, 2015 1 Samuel 1:4-20
Hannah prays for the impossible and we all can appreciate that power of collective pray
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Change, challenge and forging onward
November 8, 2015 Ruth 3:1-5; 4:133-17, Mark 12:38-44
Three stories of women coping in extreme adversity give meaning to us all.
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Reflections on Brigid
November 8, 2015 Mark 12:28-34, Ruth 1:1-18
Exploring “love” of oneself and of all and the great connection to the spiritual world filled with love and healing.
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Parable of the Dishonest Manager
October 25, 2015, Luke 16: 1-13
Sometimes we must deal with the improper to simple manage. The businessman’s excuse.
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“Inside” and “Outside”
September 20, 2015 Mark 9: 30-37
Life is facing the challenges which come with awareness and determination to take action despite the odds.
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Who do you say I am?
September 13, 2015,Proverbs 1: 20-33, Mark 8: 27-38
Defining our church and defining ourselves is perhaps the most important task with which we are ever confronted.
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The gate of our kingdom
September 6, 2015 Luke 16: 19-31
A parable tells us about and shows us the way to face one of the most pressing issues of the day.
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Table Etiquette
August 30, 2015,Psalm 81, Luke 14 1, 7-14
Not only are good manners common sense but the important thing is to include and share with not only family and friends but with all
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Undergoing renewal and change
August 16, 2015 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14, Ephesians 5:15-20
As change is inevitable in all things and at all times it is important to embrace change, face the challenge and be happy about it.
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Time for a makeover
August 9, 2015, Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2
We are in the process of tearing down and rebuilding our faith and the way we practice that faith.
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Go and do likewise
July 26, 2015 Luke 10:25-37
The are consequences to charity and we need to think through what our role needs to be.
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A day of rest
July 19, 2015, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
The role of members and the role of the church in this time and this community.
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The Dinner party
July 12, 2015 Mark 6:14-29
A king’s step-daughter asks for John the baptist’s head for her vengeful mother.
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All in the family
July 5, 2015, Mark 6:1-13
Though family get togethers are usually positive Jesus had one that was a bit of surprise.
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The wind and fire in our lives
May 21, 2015 Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21
With the envelopment within the Holy Spirit there are risks and there is change.
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Living stones
May 17, 2015,1Peter 2:1-10
The metaphoric realisation that each must transform themselves to form a part of the living whole.
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Love one another
May 10, 2015 John 15:9-17
Simple but perhaps the most important message of all - love one another.
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May 3, 2015, John 15:1_8
Linked together in a sense of community was the way the church began and holds promise for today.
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Come, and have breakfast
April 26, 2015 John 21:1-14
Neither the beginning nor the ending but the present, a time to be open and aware.
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Learning to kiss wither eyes closed
April 19, 2015, Song of Solomon 2:8-17, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Life sometimes involves the need of letting go and letting the heart have a chance.
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Thomas and the need of an witness
April 12, 2015 Acts 2: 14, 22-32, John 20:19-31
Doubt is a virtue as it questions reality and faith is strengthened with all aspects of doubt.
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He lives on in each of us
April 5, 2015, John 20: 1-18
Easter holds the promise of Christ’s return and ascension as we consider continued life.
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Mary delivers the signal
March 22, 2015 John 12:1-8
When visiting friends in Jerusalem, Mary anoints his feet with previous oil.
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March 15, 2015, Number 21:4-9, Psalm 107, John 3: 14-21
Calamity in life is a certainty, for that matter so is suffering but that does not define our lives
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March 8, 2015 John 2:13-25
Money is a part of life but what part should it play?
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March 1, 2015 Genesis 17:1-8 Romans 4:13-21 Mark 8:31-38
Considering optimism, hope and how faith plays a part in each of our lives.
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Healing Naaman
February 15, 2015 2 Kings 5:1-14 Mark 1:40-45
A Syrian general takes a chance and seeks healing in Israel.
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Healing the soul
February 8, 2015
Mark 1:29-39

Miraculous cures and the search to heal rather than cure.
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In the wake of Jonah’s message
January 25, 2015
Jonah 3:1-10
Mark 1:14-20

In seeking atonement change is an absolute requirement.
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Remember me
January 18, 2015
1 Samuel 3:1-30

Hannah petitions God, Samuel accepts his call as does Oscar Ramero.
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Epiphany Sunday
January 4, 2015
Matthew 2:1-12
The magi came giving mean and so do we, “yes we get it.”
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Joseph of Nazareth accepts Mary’s child as his
December 21, 2014
Isaiah 7:10-16 Matthew 1:18-25
Advent 4 Love
Accepting the words of an angel in a dream makes all the difference.
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How will we find the way home?
December 14, 2014
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
John 1:6-8, 19-28

Celebration at being at home in Jerusalem, being home is a goal for us all.
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A voice in the wilderness
December 7, 2014
Mark 1:1-8
Advent 2

John the Baptist cried out in the wilderness a call then and a call now to action.
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The Invitation
November 30, 2014
Mark 13:24-37
The first Sunday of Advent, exploring Mark and looking beyond.
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Only to glimpse the promised land
October 19, 2014
Exodus 33:12-23 Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Striving to reach the goals in life and pondering what could have been.
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Create the revolution
October 12, 2014
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 Luke 17:11-19
There is a point in where where one makes a profound decision to do something about what they recognise.
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September 28, 2014
Exodus 17:1-7 Matthew 21:23-32
The followers of Moses complained about finding water. So it is that for all time we know the importance of water in the past and certainly in the future.
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September 21, 2014
Exodus 16:2-20
Food security is a matter of basic importance to everyone but so the assurance that we can provide each other.
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Crossing the Red Sea
September 14, 2014
Exodus 14:19-31
Dealing with the impossible and coming to terms with risk taking are only some of the issues raised by this remarkable story.
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Wake up
September 7, 2014
Matthew 19:15-20
We have a choice to go forward or hold onto some fragments of our dark places but we need ever to much to be aware and decide what we want to achieve.
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Joseph and his identity
August 17, 2014
Genesis 45{1-15
The favoured boy, the dream reader triumphs in Egypt to save Egypt from famine then handles the challenge of forgiving his brothers.
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"timshel" thou mayest
August 10, 2014
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Joseph comes to terms with his brothers, we have to come to terms with our reality and we have there responsibility for shaping the future.
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Wrestling till day break
August 3, 2014
Genesis 32:22-31 Matthew 14:13-21
While struggling with determining what is enough to survive and prosper, like Jacob, each person each community must make decisions.
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What can we learn from Rebekah?
July 13, 2014
genesis 25:19-34
The story of Jacob and Esau unfolds as we try to comprehend the convoluted actions of a woman determine to act.