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Sermon Second Sunday of Lent 28 Feb 2021

Gen 17:1-7, 15-16.   Ps 22:24-32.    Romans 4:13-25.     Mark 8:31-38 Today marks the second week in Lent. We have been exploring the theme of Wilderness this Lenten Season. So I want to ask, how is your wilderness journey going? Or put another way, how is your walk with the Lord? We may only be in the second week of Lent, but for some…

Sermon First Sunday of Lent 21 Feb 2021

Gen 9:8-17,  Psalm 25:1-10,   1 Peter 3:18-22.  Mark 1:9-15 Lent has begun! What is Lent and what is it about? An English Priest, The Reverend Charles Royden, told this story on the first Sunday of Lent. ‘A painter who painted the house of a little old lady began painting the masonry all over the house and was using a lot of paint.…

Ash Wednesday 17th February 2021

Homily       Ash Wednesday 16 Feb 2021 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17.  Ps 51:1-17.  2 Cor 5:20b-6:10.  Matt 6:1-6 (7-15) 16-20 Lent begins with us acknowledging our humanity and it seems that the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne may have a similar affect upon us, that our lives are precarious at best. I would like to share with you this Ash Wednesday…

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD      14.2.21      St. Aidan’s 2 Kings 2:1-12.        Ps. 50:1-6.        2 Cor. 4:3-12.       Mark 9:2-9 May I speak in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Going back into lockdown has made me think about what it was like during the long lockdown last year.   It reminded me that my husband and I…

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

                                Sunday 7th Feb 2021 First Anglican Service at Sydney Cove led by Reverend Richard Johnson, Sydney 1788 Today marks the 233rd year the Reverend Richard Johnson who gave his very first sermon under a large tree to the troops and convicts who came off the ships of the First Fleet that arrived a little more than a week prior. Records show…

Presentation of Christ in the Temple

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple Malachi 3:1-4              Heb 2:14-18                Luke 2:22-40 In Christian tradition, children are brought to church to be baptised with water. The child is often dressed in white as a symbol of purity of the child. In our gospel reading today, Jesus parents’ Mary and Joseph go to the temple to fulfil the law according to purification…

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday After Epiphany 26 January 2020 Isaiah 9:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-25 ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people’. ‘Jesus went about, teaching… and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, curing every disease and every sickness among the people. Is there someone you admire that makes you think, they are worth following and by that, I…

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday After Epiphany 26 January 2020 Isaiah 9:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-25 ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people’. ‘Jesus went about, teaching… and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, curing every disease and every sickness among the people. Is there someone you admire that makes you think, they are worth following and by that I…

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany, 20 January 2020 Isaiah 49:1-7,  1 Corinthians 1:1-9,  John 1:29-42 Wednesday afternoon, after sweltering heat and smokey skies, the storm clouds rolled in and down came the rain. It was a time of rejoicing. Facebook filled with posts of ‘Rain, glorious rain’ and people documenting how much rain had fallen on their residence, farm or city residence. People…

Baptism of Our Lord

Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43 Mathew 3:13-17 A new year is a time of hope for new things to happen, that this year will be better than the one we have just left. In our Gospel reading today, Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist. Some questions that often arise out of this passage include Is Jesus baptism about our baptism or Jesus’…