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Lent 1, February 22nd, 2015

I invite you today into a journey through Lent entitled: Spirit of Invitation.  It is grounded in Jesus’ Good News that God’s kingdom has come near in Jesus and inviting others to put their trust in God. We give thanks that our creative God is always out ahead of us doing new things: seeking new


February 15th, 2015 – Mariners’ Service

I am in some ways unqualified to speak at this service.  You may identify me with the junior officer, who was on sea duty for the first time. Keen to establish his authority, when he heard a recruit say he was going ‘downstairs’, he snarled, “Listen, sailor, downstairs is below, that side is starboard, that’s


February 8th 2015 – Epiphany 5

The work of preaching is a peculiar and presumptuous task. I find standing here, Sunday by Sunday, with you a polite, but somewhat captive audience, to be quite demanding. I want these moments to be for you a time of inspiration, a time when you hear “good news”.   I myself have heard preachers share