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The Messenger.

Address for a service of readings and hymns for Advent 3. (Malachi 3,1-4; Luke 1, 5-17; Luke 1, 39-47a; John 1, 6-8, 15-16, 19-27; Isaiah 61, 1-4, 8-11)   This is the time of year for looking back. No doubt … Continue reading

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Clear the Path for the Kingdom!

Photo © Copyright John Light and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.   (Advent 2. Yr. A. Is. 11, 1-10; Romans 15, 4-13; Matt. 3, 1-10)   Did you know that Hertfordshire has over 5000 footpaths, totalling almost 2000 … Continue reading

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Retelling the Story.

( 1 Kings 17, 17-24; Luke 7, 11-17)   Those of you who like stage musicals will know that many of them are based on classical plays or stories: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ is based around Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’, … Continue reading

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Who’s Calling?

(Revelation 5,1-10; John 1, 43-51) In the early 1980s, I was doing a job that was making me very unhappy. It was only part time, but it was stressful; my immediate superior was frequently unwell and I had to help … Continue reading

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A voice in the wilderness

Advent 2. Yr B.     (Isaiah. 40, 1-11; Mark 1, 1-8)   My husband and I very often go to hear performances of Handel’s Messiah at this time of year. So as the Old Testament reading from Isaiah was being … Continue reading

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Christians United!

Sermon for Epiphany 2 and Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (and World Religions Day) (Isaiah 49, 1-7; 1 Cor. 1, 1-9;  John 1, 29-42.) This week is The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The week always begins on the … Continue reading

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The Transformation Scene

(Isaiah 35, 1-10; Magnificat; James 5, 7-10; Matthew 11, 2-11) The panto season is here again! We’ve got ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ at Watersmeet, ‘Peter Pan’ at the Watford Palace and ‘Aladdin’ at Radlett, and lots and lots more at every … Continue reading

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