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Summer Psalms

Ministers' letters, Uncategorized

For as long as I’ve been at St Michael’s, we’ve had ‘Summer Psalms’  – a sermon series from the Psalter (book of psalms) in January. But why? Is it because the preachers need a holiday and psalms are easy? Or because they just love alliteration a bit too much? Or maybe because everyone is in…

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My New Year’s Resolution

Ministers' letters

I don’t think I’ve ever achieved a New Year’s resolution. Or at least, not long-term! Every year I make a list of self-improvement strategies. Predictably, I plan to get fit and lose some weight; improve my saving and reduce spending; and for once, to stick at a Bible reading plan (yep, you guessed it: for…

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“Have a vengeful Christmas, y’all!”

Ministers' letters

“Have a vengeful Christmas y’all!” These are the opening words of a viral Facebook post. The story goes that Sarah Belanger Demaneuf, from North Alabama in the US, was working in a retail chain 17 years ago when she encountered a very rich customer. This rich woman demanded that the price of Christmas star ornaments…

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More than a gift

Ministers' letters

When you read this note, I will be with my family, visiting our daughter, Hannah, half way through ten months’ university exchange in Lyon, France. We’re taking a once-in-a-generation chance to visit Europe. I’ve never been before. This coming week, we are in London. We’ll also see a bit of Scotland, other parts of England…

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Make Christmas Great Again!

Ministers' letters

Are you fed up with Christmas even before it’s here? Your eyes roll at the commercialism as you see the Christmas decorations go up earlier and earlier each year. You feel the pressure of Christmas shopping when the signs in the shops advise you that you’ve only got 6 weeks left until Christmas. And if…

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New seasons for the 4Es

Ministers' letters

Unless you are brand new, you are probably getting the hang of how our “4E discipleship process” goes: E for Engage. We seek to engage the community, individually and as a church. E for Evangelise. We share the gospel of Jesus (evangelism) with people who do not know Christ, again individually, and via church activities…

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One-to-One Bible Reading

Ministers' letters

As I prepared for the Ministry Training Week I was reminded of the many places where we, as the body of Christ, are called to love each other by encouraging and building each other up in our faith. We see this mutuality expressed in the instruction to spur one another on towards love and good…

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Ministry Training Week

Announcements, Events, Ministers' letters

Next week is ‘Ministry Training Week’ at St Michael’s. Have you decided which training sessions you’ll join? Register online now if you haven’t already. Each training session will be worthwhile in different ways. But let me make a shameless plug for the session I will lead on Tuesday October 16th from 5pm. It’s called ‘Speaking…

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Christians and the Law of Moses

Ministers' letters

Friends, every so often, a sermon raises the question of whether or not the ‘Law’ from the Old Testament still applies to Christians… And if so, then how? A ban on prawns? For example, the Sabbath law – to rest from work and remember the Lord – is driven back to how the world was…

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United and Thankful

Ministers' letters

‘So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, established in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.’ So said the apostle Paul to the Christians in Colossae almost 2000 years ago, to encourage them to press on in Christ…

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