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Sermons from June 2021

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 2021

2 Sam 1:1, 17-27,    Psalm 130,   2 Cor 8:7-15,    Mark 5:21-43 I’ve been pondering of late the amazing way God touches our lives. Most of the time it is not through a miraculous healing as we have in our Gospel passage today. It is often through the small moments in our lives that God reaches out to us and embraces our lives.…

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 2021

1 Samuel 17:32-49, Psalm 9:9-20, 2 Cor. 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 It seems in the last week or so and in the last year, our experience of storms figurative and literal have been many. The Pandemic is one such storm, the fires down the east coast of Australia were another, the flooding across Australia and most recently the wind and rain that hit…

Third Sunday after Pentecost 2021

1 Samuel 14:34-16:13.  Psalm 20.     2 Cor 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17   Mark 4:26-34 ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.’ (Mark 4:27). Some time ago in a prep/grade 1 class I taught, we chose to follow…

Second Sunday after Pentecost 2021

Sermon.  1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20, 11:14, 15, Psalm 138,   2 Cor 4:13-5:1.   Μark 3:1-17 There is a lot contained in our gospel reading today. It reminds me of how much can pass by in a week and it takes a while to catch my breath before reflecting on the events of the week. Instead I want to focus on verse 1 to…