Sermons

THE WORLD NEEDS GROWN-UP CHRISTIANS
Lessons on Maturity and Growth from the Book of Ephesians

2. Growth Through Love and Prayer
Simon Carey Holt: September 8, 2019

1. An Introduction
Carolyn Francis: September 1, 2019

God in the Flesh: The Humanity of Jesus
Simon Carey Holt: August 25, 2019

FESTIVAL OF FILMS

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The Song Keepers
Carolyn Francis: August 18, 2019

Samson and Delilah
Sean Winter: August 11, 2019

Green Book
Carolyn Francis: August 4, 2019

LIVING THE FAITH: ETHICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Ethics @ the Supermarket
Jonathan Cornford: July 28, 2019

Ethics @ Home
Simon Carey Holt with Sherry & Geoff Maddock: July 21, 2019

Ethics @ Work
Simon Carey Holt: July 14, 2019

What Would Jesus Do? Living Ethically in the Real World
Simon Carey Holt: July 7, 2019

WINTER SERMONS

Passion Compassion and the Call to Faith That’s Bigger Than Us
Carolyn Francis: June 30, 2019

A Personal Reflection on Hope
Penny White: June 23, 2019

Trinity Sunday
Carolyn Francis: June 16, 2019

Pentecost Sunday
Carolyn Francis: June 9, 2019

The Care and Feeding of the Human Spirit
Carolyn Francis: June 2, 2019

AUTUMN SERMONS

Belonging to Our Neighbourhood
Sherry & Geoff Maddock: May 26, 2019

This I Choose
Carolyn Francis: May 19, 2019

Faithful Voting at Election Time
Carolyn Francis: May 12, 2019

The Great Banquet
Sean Winter: May 5, 2019

With Peace and Scars
Carolyn Francis: April 28, 2019

HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Easter Sunday: While it was still dark
Carolyn Francis: April 21, 2019

Palm Sunday: Jesus Came into the City
Frank Rees: April 14, 2019

The Unfashionable (Yet Necessary) Practices of Lent

The Practice of Forgiveness
Carolyn Francis: April 7, 2019

The Practice of Sacrifice
Simon Carey Holt: March 31, 2019

The Practice of Slowing Down
Carolyn Francis: March 24, 2019

The Practice of Silence
Carolyn Francis: March 17, 2019

The Practice of Restraint
Simon Carey Holt: March 10, 2019

SUMMER SERMONS

The View from the Top of the Mountain: Transfiguration Sunday
Carolyn Francis: March 3, 2019

Through Tears I Am Strong
Simon Carey Holt: Feb 24, 2019

Grace Poured Out: Surprised by the Extravagance of God
Carolyn Francis: Feb 17, 2019

Church: A Company of the Committed
Simon Carey Holt: Feb 10, 2019

Our City: A Living Landscape
Sherry Maddock: Feb 3, 2019

Spiritual Formation: Carting Chairs and the Glory of God
Simon Carey Holt: Jan 27, 2019

Aboriginal Sunday: A Reflection
Simon Carey Holt: Jan 20, 2019

The Water Will Hold You: Prayer, Baptism & Discovering You Don’t Need to Win God Over
Carolyn Francis: Jan 13, 2019

The Light Will Guide You: Wise Men, Epiphanies & Getting Home Another Way
Carolyn Francis: Jan 6, 2019

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

First Sunday of Christmas — The Fullness of God
Carolyn Francis: Dec 30, 2018

Christmas Day — The Light that Shines in the Darkness
Carolyn Francis: Dec 25, 2018

Advent 4 — Longing for a New Story: Service of Carols and Readings
Simon Carey Holt: Dec 23, 2018

Advent 3 — Longing for a New World: The Song of Mary
Carolyn Francis: Dec 16, 2018

Advent 2 — Longing for New Life: The Prayers of Zechariah and Elizabeth
Simon Carey Holt: Dec 9, 2018

Advent 1 — Longing for Something New: The Plea of Isaiah
Carolyn Francis: Dec 2, 2018

Saved by Strangers: Practising Welcome
Sherry Maddock: Nov 25, 2018

AND IT WAS GOOD

3. God’s delight in relationships
Carolyn Francis: Nov 18, 2018

2. God’s delight in humanity
Carolyn Francis: Nov 11, 2018

1. God’s delight in creativity
Carolyn Francis: Nov 4, 2018

SPRING SERMONS

Contentment
Simon Carey Holt: Oct 28, 2018

Gratitude
Simon Carey Holt: Oct 21, 2018

Seeking Peace in a Fractured World
Carolyn Francis: Oct 14, 2018

A Place at the Table
Sherry Maddock: Oct 7, 2018

GOD WITH US

God within us
Carolyn Francis: Sept 9, 2018

God before us
Simon Carey Holt: Sept 16, 2018

God behind us
Carolyn Francis: Sept 23, 2018

God with us all
Simon Carey Holt: Sept 30, 2018

FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Babette’s Feast
Simon Carey Holt: Aug 18, 2018

The Post
Carolyn Francis: Aug 12, 2018

The Shawshank Redemption
Sean Winter: Aug 5, 2018

WINTER SERMONS

What if there’s not enough?
Carolyn Francis: July 29, 2018

Hypocrisy for Beginners
Carolyn Francis: July 1, 2018

Sin for Beginners
Carolyn Francis: June 24, 2018

175th ANNIVERSARY SERMONS

Anniversary Sunday
Rev Dr René Erwich: July 22, 2018

Claiming Our Identity: The Tradition That Has Shaped Us
Simon Holt: July 15, 2018

Owning Our Past: The People Who Have Made Us
Simon Holt: July 8, 2018

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DO YOU KNOW THE STORY

8. A Generous Community: Ruth & the Possibility of Belonging
Carolyn Francis: 17 June 2018

7. Into The Furnace: The Courage of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego
Simon Holt: 10 June 2018

6. The Tears of Nehemiah
Carolyn Francis: 3 June 2018

5. Daring To Welcome: The Tale of Sodom & Gomorrah
Simon Holt: 27 May 2018

4. New Life For Dry Bones: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Spirit
Simon Holt: 20 May 2018

3b. Courage and Conviction: The Life of Esther (sermon)
Carolyn Francis: 13 May 2018

3a. Courage and Conviction: The Life of Esther (introduction and story)
Carolyn Francis & Annette Buckley: 13 May 2018

2. The Golden Calf: Then and Now
Carolyn Francis: 6 May 2018

1. Jacob’s Ladder and Dreams of Heaven
Carolyn Francis: 29 April 2018

WHO IS JESUS

10. Stories and Conclusions
Simon Holt: 26 November 2017

9. Lamb of God: Jesus in the Book of Revelation
Simon Holt: 19 November 2017

8. The Cosmic Lord: Jesus in the letter to the Colossians
Sean Winter: 12 November 2017

7. A Servant: Jesus in the letter to the Philippians
Sean Winter: 5 November 2017

6. The New Adam: Jesus in the letter to the Romans
Sean Winter: 29 October 2017

5. The Living Word: Jesus in John’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 22 October 2017

4. The Friend of Outcasts: Jesus in Luke’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 15 October 2017

3. The Messiah: Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 8 October 2017

2. The Son of God: Jesus in Mark’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 1 October 2017

1. Who is Jesus? An Introduction
Sean Winter & Simon Holt: 24 September 2017