Archives December 26, 2004

Sermon: Christmas 1, Year A

Sermon: Christmas 1, Year A, Holy Family Text: Matthew 2:13-15; 19-23 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen With the birth of the Christ child still fresh in our ears, we move away from the crèche and towards the reality of living in the presence of…

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Sermon: Christmas Day, Year A

Sermon: Christmas Day, Year A Text: John 1:1 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. So, we have had all chaos of the Crib and Christingle Service, the beauty and splendour of a full midnight mass, with the bambino placed reverently into the Crib scene and…

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Sermon: Advent 3, Year A

Sermon: Advent 3, Year A Texts: Isaiah 35:1-10, Matthew 11:2-11 What was the question again? In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. One of my favourite books is the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy, by the late lamented Douglas Adams, a trilogy which contains five…

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Sermon: Advent 2, Year A

Sermon: Advent 2, Year A Text: Matthew 3:1-12 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen It may be something to do with global warming, but November and December’s weather can sometimes surprise: one day we are wrapped up in scarves and wellies, and the next, just…

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Sermon: Advent Sunday, Year A

Sermon: Advent Sunday, Year A Texts: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:26-44 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen New year. New Church Season. Advent Sunday marks the next phase in the Church’s life. After last week’s triumphant proclamation of Christ the King resplendent in Glory,…

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday 2004

Sermon: Remembrance Sunday Text: John 15:9-17 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen • Look at presentation on our walls • Thoughts collected from Adults and Children • “This is my commandment – that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has…

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Sermon: All Saints Day, Year C

Sermon: All Saints Day, Year C Text: Luke 6:20-31 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Euro-Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics German, the lovers Italian and it's all organised by the Swiss. Euro-Hell is where the chefs are…

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