Shepherd King

Rev Dr John McCulloch 24th November 2019 Sunday of Christ the King   Jeremiah 23: 1-6 & Luke 23: 33-43.   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you o Lord, our rock and our redeemer, Amen.   Shepherd King   Kings and shepherds are not normally…

Living Signs of Hope

Remembrance Sunday, 10th of November 2019 Rev Dr John McCulloch Micah 4: 1-8 St Luke 1: 68-79   Living Signs of Hope   In 1953, Jean Giono published a novel entitled: The Man who planted trees. It tells the story of a shepherd by the name of Elzeard Bouffier, and his effort to re-forest a desolate valley…

The Basin of Commitment

  Sunday 20th of October 2019 The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers   St Matthew 27:15-24 & St John 13:1-13   The Basin of Commitment     Firstly, can I say how good it is to be able to share the service with John today. It is very special for our group to be welcomed…

The Places of Exile

Sunday 22nd September 2019 (Year C) Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 & Luke 16:1-13     Let us pray May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you o Lord, my rock and my redeemer amen.   The Places of Exile   In Nicholas Wolterstorff’s book  Lament for a Son he…

Inhabiting the wastelands

Rev Dr John McCulloch St. Andrews Jerusalem and Tiberias Sunday (year C) 15/9/2019 Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-28; & St Luke 15: 1-10                     Let us pray:   May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you o Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen.   Inhabiting…

Love Beyond Bounds

  Rev Dr John McCulloch St. Andrews Jerusalem and Tiberias Sunday (year C) 8/9/2019 Jeremiah 18:1-11; & St Luke 14: 25-33                  Love Beyond Bounds   Let us pray:   May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you o Lord, my rock and my redeemer.…

Renewed by grace

Sunday 1st of September 2019 (Year C) Rev Dr John McCulloch Jeremiah 2:4-13 & Luke 14:1, 7-14   Let us pray:   May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you o Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen   Renewed by grace   In our OT reading…

God’s Creation Healed

Rev Anita Venter (Bethlehem Bible College)   Sunday 25th of August 2019 Year C Jeremiah 1:4-10 & St Luke 13:10-17     God’s Creation Healed   S. Lewis is the well-known author of The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Chronicles of Narnia. He also wrote a trilogy of science fiction works. These are little…

Rich Toward God

Rev Anita Venter St. Andrews Jerusalem and Tiberias Sunday (year C) 04/08/2019 Colossians 3:1-11 & Luke 12:13-21    Rich Toward God   Let us pray: Merciful God, for this beautiful day we give you thanks. As we prepare our hearts to receive from you this morning I pray that the words of my mouth and…

Embodying

Rev Dr John McCulloch St. Andrews Jerusalem and Tiberias Sunday (year C) 28/7/2019 Hosea 1: 2-10 & Luke 11: 1-13     Embodying   Throughout the OT, God is portrayed in many different ways:   God is portrayed as spirit hovering over the primordial waters, as the creator; as the almighty, the warrior, the shepherd, …