Posts filed under 'sermons'

From the Past to the future

Posted on 11th January 2021

Thoughts on Luke 2: 21-33

I am held in my mother’s arms in the centre of the photograph. Around us are my father, grandparents and god-parents. I am draped in a christening gown which has been used for generations by my family for such occasions in the little parish church which stands rock-sure in the background. [read the full From the Past to the future post]

In the Midst of Uncertainty

Posted on 3rd December 2020

A sermon from Revd Debra Chidakwa Akue during the coronavirus lockdown, when no-one knows how long we have to endure, or how many more will suffer. [read the full In the Midst of Uncertainty post]

Creation Time 2

Posted on 22nd September 2020

Continuing the September theme of creation, here is Rev john Rackley’s second sermon, preached on 20th September. [read the full Creation Time 2 post]

Creation Time

Posted on 15th September 2020

During September our services are focusing on our stewardship of creation. This is Rev John Rackley’s sermon preached on 13th September. [read the full Creation Time post]

Sunset, Sunrise, a brand new day

Posted on 2nd September 2020

This sermon was given by Rev John Rackley on 30th August at our first service with social distancing regulations and is posted here as many people are still unable or uncertain about coming to church services. [read the full Sunset, Sunrise, a brand new day post]

Thoughts on the Dedication of a Child

Posted on 6th December 2019

A couple of weeks ago the morning service included the dedication of a little boy, born to a member of the church. For various reasons (there was a lot going on in the service) the sermon got squeezed out! So here is the sermon the Rev John Rackley had prepared for this service.

Thoughts on the dedication of a child

The Covenant Service

Posted on 6th December 2019

It is a tradition in the Methodist Church, going back to John Wesley, to hold an annual Covenant Service, when we recall the promises made when we were baptised or confirmed and recommit ourselves to following Jesus in our lives. This sermon was given by Rev Edson Dube at the Covenant Service in January 2019.

The Annual Covenant Service reminds us of our commitment to God and to his mission in the world through the church community. It is in this service that we are all invited to reflect prayerfully on our place in the life of the church and in the world around us…

Text of the sermon preached at the Covenant service Jan 2019