On Palm Sunday Valentina Satvedi offered three short reflections responding to our readings asking questions each time: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 - How may we share our experience of God's steadfast love? Matthew 21:1-8 - Where are we being called to go this Sunday? Matthew 21:9-11 - What might we discover as we walk through Holy [...]
Reflecting on the parallel stories from Ezekiel and the Gospel of John. Valentina asks 'What binds you today?'. She reminds us that 'The breath of God brings us to life wherever we are gathered this morning and it unbinds us from whatever binds us. Resurrection is around the corner. Valentina Satvedi Leydon, Brunswick UC, [...]
A reflection on 'the contest of theologies around this idea of sin' from John 9:1-41 in a time when everything around us is off balance. With thanks to Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor, Brunswick UC The text of the sermon is available here.
Reflecting on the story of Jesus and the woman at the well (John 4:3-42) we ask 'Who are we othering (marginalizing) amidst the current pandemic? On this day, in this time, who do we need to reach out to? Where do we extend our offer of relationship? What divide are we called to step [...]
Nicodemus asks 'How can this be?'. Jesus makes space for relationships as he enters into conversations and then makes room for transformation. John 3:1-17; Genesis 12:1-4a Lent 2A, 08/03/2020 Valentina Satvedi Leydon, Brunswick UC
Human, where are you? A sermon for Lent 1 reflecting on Genesis 2:15-17 and 3: 1-11 and Matthew 4:1-11 Offered by Dave Hall, Children, Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Brunswick UC
As we walk towards Lent, I invite you to notice the presence of God. I invite you to remember that it is not just in the mountains where we meet God, but God meets us where we are. Valentina Satvedi Leydon Transfiguration Sunday (Brunswick Uniting Church) Matthew 17: 1-9; 2 Peter 1: 16 -21 [...]
Life in Christ is speaking the truth and sticking with it. We are called to choose – make a choice – choose life or death. Valentina Satvedi-Leydon, Epiphany 6A, Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Matthew 5:21-37
You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. In the sermon on the mount, in Matthew 5:11-16, Jesus instructs his disciples about the kind of life and community they are called to and commissioned for. Ian Ferguson, Brunswick UC
A reflection on the Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12. What does it mean to be blessed?