A reflection on the use of the word Peace in Ephesians 2:11-22 I draw on the work of New Testament scholar Gosnell Yorke in his article: Hearing the Politics of Peace in Ephesians: A Proposal from an African Postcolonial Perspective The image of the crucifixion is painted by indigenous artist Richard Campbell [...]
Blue Christmas Our worship provided a space for reflection on God's Christmas gifts of hope, peace, joy and love. We heard from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Luke, lit the Advent and Christmas candles, shared an adaptation of the Advent litany and sang our Advent song 'Come O God, we pray', We [...]
Advent Litany The prophet Isaiah speaks A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding We lit the first candle for the seeds of hope, planted for the renewal [...]
God's love in action The prophet Isaiah told people who had lost their homeland and who had been through enormous suffering that they could live in peace again. His message resonates this Christmas Bowl, as we support Sri Lankan refugees to return home and build peaceful new lives after years of bloody civil war. [...]
Advent Litany The prophet Isaiah speaks They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. We light this first candle for hope. God of all creation plant your seeds of hope deep within our aching hearts. In [...]
Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of love, mystery and wonder your message of hope for the world comes to us in the form of a vulnerable baby for whom there was no place. You speak into the hearts of all who suffer offering words of love and comfort to those have no hope [...]
We celebrate the birth of Christ at our regular worship time.
We gather for worship at 11:30 pm to welcome in Christmas Day with candle light and a celebration of Holy Communion.