Sunday 5th January - 2nd Sunday of Christmas
The sermon was preached by Revd. Canon Mandy Carr. This short talk considers who the Magi were and how their belief system led them to follow the star. It looks at the prophetic relevance of Isaiah 60:1-6 written centuries before and the symbolic nature of the Magi's gifts to Jesus.
This was our All-Age Service. Revd. Canon Mandy Carr looked at the three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh and their significance regarding the identity of Jesus. It also considers the meaning of each gift for us and how they can encourage us to know God is with us, whatever hopes and dreams we may have as we enter the 2020s.
Sunday 2nd February - Candlemas
The sermon was preached by Revd. Canon Mandy Carr. On the Feast of Candlemas we consider together the wholehearted discipleship of Simeon and Anna and how their example encourages us to be alive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and be able to step into our destinies as they did.
This was our All-Age Service. Phil Johnson looked at the passage in Luke 2 when Jesus ws presented at the Temple and Simeon declared "My eyes have seen your salvation".
Sunday 26th January - Epiphany 3
The sermon was preached by Revd. Canon Mandy Carr. We look at the application of Old Testament prophecy to the life of Jesus in Matthew’s gospel and consider whether this is an appropriate use of scripture. We explore Isaiah 9: 1-4 in its original context and how it could relate to God’s purpose in Jesus Christ.
Ros Durdant-Hollamby looked at how Paul responds to problems of disunity in Corinth and asked the question 'How can we remain united as brothers and sisters in Christ?"
Sunday 19th January - Epiphany 2
The focus of this sermon by Lisa Martin, was on the disciple Andrew. What sort of a man was he, what kind of influence did he have? In order to have the ‘Peters’ of this world we need also to have the ‘Andrews’.
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Sunday 12th January - Epiphany 1
The Revd. Canon Mandy Carr preached on the Baptism of Christ, focusing on the words the Father uses about the Son and what it tells us about God’s nature. We explore what God is like and how we load our own projections on Him, sometimes obscuring or distorting His essential goodness.