Archives December 27, 2008

Sermon Notes: Holy Family, Year B

Text: Luke 2:22-40 This is the outline notes for Mass at Holy Trinity, Gosport. I plan to speak extemporaneously, so what is here may be vastly different to what is actually preached. In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen People ask at this time of year […]

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Sermon: Midnight Mass, 2008

Text: CJM Video – I Want; Luke 2:1-14 =http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHEz3Vmg8Ew The obvious question, we might want to ask ourselves, after seeing that video, is “Is that all there is to Christmas?” In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. One of the oldest traditions for any major festival […]

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Sermon: Christmas Day, 2008

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 Christingle Service, the beauty and splendour of a full midnight mass, with the bambino placed reverently into the Crib scene and the nativity scene is now complete. Or […]

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The straw that broke the camel's back… or how you can't please all of the people.

Nativity from the Sunday School, this morning. It was fabulous. They did really well. Nativity 2008 – News report Zoe,                                                   Reporter 1 Megan,                                              Reporter 2 Peter,                                                 Newsreader? Martin,                                             Donkey Caitlin,                                              Shepherd, Lilia,                                                  Angel, Sophie,                                             Inn Keeper Victoria,                                          Angel Kristy                                                 Herod/Wise man 1st Hymn -O Come All Ye Faithful. Half way through second to last verse […]

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Junior School Christmas Service

Junior School filled the Church today. I apologise for having to blur out all except one face, but I don’t know the photo permission status of most of these young people, apart from Megan. Hope the picture doesn’t look too scary. The young people were fabulous, performing a play about how tough Christmas was, with […]

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Christmas Card 2008

=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=O_d1kXnWUN4 (also on Facebook – video www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=54857495972 ) I have tried to totally abandon Christmas Cards this year, and usually end up writing one of those round robin letters that are full of lies, half-truths and silly jokes, as I can’t take them seriously: “Jessica is doing really well in her ballet, cello and brain […]

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

Adapted from a text by Dianne Bergant CSA http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=2650 Text: Glad tidings to the poor (Isaiah 61:1) In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen {show clip from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland} When Alice fell through the rabbit-hole into Wonderland, she was convinced that she had fallen […]

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