Forgiveness

Listen! Matthew 18:21-22 | 2 Cor 2:1-10 It seems such a simple question. And, for that matter, a simple enough answer. The disciples have heard Jesus speak of forgiveness. And perhaps they’ve understood how their own deep need to be forgiven – by others, by themselves, and by God – finds an echo in the call to forgive one another.… Read More... Read More

Peace

Listen! John 14:25-27 “but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?” “brought peace?” “oh peace! Shut up!” It’s not often that one gets a chance to start a sermon with Monty Python quote.… Read More... Read More

Uniting-Catholic Dialog

On Tuesday June 7th, Bishop Peter Comensoli of the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay and The Rev. Ann Hogan, Chairperson of the Kuring-Gai Presbytery of the Uniting Church will engage in a dialogue on the topic: ‘For what should Christians lobby in the public square?’ in the Shirley Wallace Parish Centre (on the first floor above Holy Family Catholic Church at the corner of Pacific Highway and Highfield Rd, Lindfield – lift access available in the side lobby of the church) on Tuesday 7th June at 7:30pm.… Read More... Read More

Variety and Unity

Listen! Acts 2:1-4 | 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 So today we celebrate one of the great festivals of the Christian Church. Actually, strictly speaking, today we are celebrating four of the great festivals of the Christian Church, all in one go. Later in our service we will join together to share in the festival, the sacrament of communion, sharing together brad and wine as we remember Jesus’ last supper with his friends, and his words his words about his own death – a death willingly accepted because it was a part of the process of reconciliation.… Read More... Read More

The last enemy

Listen! 1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57 Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at this letter written by Paul to the Church in Corinth; a Church divided, that he called to unity in the foolishness of the way: the foolishness of the cross. Then last week, we read his amazing, beautiful poem to love; his description of a love which goes far beyond the sort of love we find easy or automatic, which transcends the barriers and divisions that we so easily place between ourselves.… Read More... Read More

Swing & Things

This Friday – 8pm in the Upper Hall – don’t miss Don Reid’s band “Swing & Things” playing live music for an evening of dance. Whatever your dancing ability (or, my case, lack thereof) come along and enjoy! $10 on the door, kids free, BYO!… Read More... Read More

Love

Listen! mark 12:28-31 | 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 The Corinthian Church was divided. We heard about this last week, about people forming into camps, parties, within the Church, arguing amongst themselves about which group had the truest understanding, the most faithful interpretation of the message of Jesus. They boasted, about their spirituality, about their understanding and ability to teach, about their miraculous acts, about their generosity, about their own physical suffering for the faith.… Read More... Read More