Category Archives: Sunday

Sunday 28 June

The service on Sunday will be a new All Age accessible format; lots of lively contributions, activity and singing included. We are also giving our own dear Heston and Lydia a very well earned Sunday of rest so look out for a new presenter!

Please be prepared and bring a large piece of paper or a party hat and have party nibbles and drink on hand. We will not have a formal communion but will end with our own party food in celebration. Zoom coffee will follow at 11.30 as normal.

I attach your invitation which is also the program and words for Sunday.
So for EVERYONE come and join our celebration: FaceBook LIVE, Sunday 28th June 10.30am.

From Kids’ Church,
Andrea, Hannah, Penny, Ruth and Graeme

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Sunday 21 June 2020

This Sunday sees the last in our series on “Tricky Questions” and Toby will be looking at “Revelation – 666, the Beast, and all that jazz!” The last book of the Bible is a tricky book and, over the years, has been interpreted in many ways. Toby will be trying to answer one or two of the questions we often have about this book.

So, if you think 666 is the mark of the Beast, or that the world will end at the first new moon after the Summer Solstice, or you are totally confused by the book of Revelations join with us at 10:30am on FaceBook Live when Heston and Lydia will be leading us in our meeting. Everyone is welcome!

A service sheet is available here

Sunday 14 June 2020

Two weeks Graeme looked at the tricky topic of the Holy Spirit and how the early church were empowered to love one another and the world.

Last week Jan tackled the tricky topic of the Trinity and we thought a bit about how this idea of 1+1+1=1 was a foundation for us in terms of relationships.

This week we will be asking the tricky question “How can the church share God’s love with the world when we can’t even get our own house in order?”

The world is full of chaos and pain – especially at the moment – and sometimes the church doesn’t help! So how can we reconcile the fact that we want to be beacons of love with the fact that we’re far from perfect? Katherine-Alice Gresham will be helping us to think together about this question and what we can do.

As usual, Heston and Lydia will be leading our meeting and welcoming us virtually into their home. Every one is welcome to join us there at 10:30am on Sunday morning via Facebook Live and there will be a link shared later for a Zoom cafe break afterwards.

Sunday 7 June 2020 – Trinity Sunday

This Sunday you need to be able to count! To one!

Do join us on Facebook Live at 10:30am as Heston and Lydia lead us in our socially distanced meeting and Jan shares with us her thoughts on the tricky question of the Trinity. Everyone is welcome to join us and we will be having a virtual cafe meeting afterwards – details will appear in the chat window on Facebook Live.

And here are the new serivce sheets which we will be using for the next few weeks.

Sunday 31 May 2020

Sunday is Pentecost.

Those of you who know Heston will know that he is not safe around water! Lydia, in particular, is liable to get splashed if water is involved in a service during lockdown.

Fortunately for Lydia, Heston is not preaching this Pentecost Sunday!

However, Graeme is! So be prepared for wind, fire, water, speaking in tongues and many other things as Graeme will attempt to share his thoughts with us about the tricky topic of the Holy Spirit on Facebook Live at 10:30am this Sunday.

I will be keeping a safe, social, virtual distance!

Sunday 17 May 2020

On Sunday we will be continuing with our “self-isolated but together” meetings via Facebook Live at 10:30am. Adriaan van Klinken will be looking at the next in our series of “tricky texts sermons” and sharing his thoughts on “Jesus Israel’s Messiah- God Incarnate?! Human or divine or both?

Sunday is also Idahobit Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia) and we have been celebrating our incredible diversity by making a video inspired by a cross made by Kerry Cockerham in 2016.

Sunday 3 May 2020

This Sunday at 10:30am on our via our Facebook page we will continue our exploration of tricky texts in the Bible and trying to find some HOPE in them.

This week we will be asking about God and violence and thinking about the ancient Israelites taking the Promised Land by force. (This was used as theological justification for apartheid in South Africa – for the ‘chosen’ white people to take the land from the ‘Canaanite’ non-white people. So Heston is glad that we are tackling this within days of South Africa’s annual Freedom Day on 27 April)

Here are the two readings we’ll use on Sunday to compare and contrast!

Moses said: When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess, he will drive out before you many nations—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you— and when you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. Do not intermarry with them, for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you. This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

Deuteronomy 7:1-6

Jesus said: You have heard it said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. So that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.

Matthew 5:43-45

Everyone and anyone is welcome to join with us on Facebook at 10:30am on Sunday morning (you can catch up later if you wish), whether you are a Hittite, Girgashite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite, Jebusite, English, European or even South African! We promise we won’t be applying the Deuteronomy passage to you!

And if you wish to follow or join in then download one of the two sheets below:

Sunday 26 April 2020

For the next few Sundays we will be exploring tricky texts in the Bible and trying to find some HOPE in them.

Starting this week we will be asking ‘How on earth can God allow corona virus?!’ with the help of a strange story in Numbers 21 – rejoining the ancient Israelites in the desert (where Janet’s sermon left them last sunday)

“The the Lord sent venomous snakes among them,
they bit the people and many Israelites died”
Numbers 21:6

Do join us for our “virtual meeting” via Facebook on Sunday morning at 10:30am. Hopefully there will be no snakes!

And if you wish to join in with the meeting here is a link to our service sheet:

Sunday 19 April 2020

If you’re feeling a bit CAPTIVE.. tune in to our Facebook Live page on Sunday morning at 10:30am for a blast of hope from one of God’s big jailbreaksExodus 14:10-31

Janet will be our cyber preacher (hurray!) She says the theme is ‘What is in your hand?’ – all about the ordinary things that God has given us to do extraordinary things with. Moses had a staff – what do you have?? to ponder between now and then ☺

Attached are the service sheets we’ll use over the next few Sundays of Easter season. There’s a ‘print order’ to use if you are printing, and a ‘view order’ if you are using this on a screen. Both can be edited / re-sized / re-formatted as you find helpful.

We can’t wait to ‘see you’ and worship together.

Here is a love and a liberation prayer:

You call us, O God
You call us out of a harsh land and into freedom
You call us out of despair and apathy
You call us into a vision of another way of living

You call us, O Jesus
You call us into hope and friendship
You call us to build your kingdom
You call us to break bread with you and with the hungry

You call us, O Holy Spirit
You call us to transformation
You call us to shine into the darkness
You call us into the world to change it
Give us the strength to follow where you call.
Amen.

Sunday Morning Service 5th April 2020

Welcome to our Palm Sunday morning service which was streamed live from the home of Heston and Lydia. You can find the liturgy here.

The service starts about 10 minutes into the video.

If the video doesn’t appear here click on the Facebook link or YouTube link.