Let Go and Let God

Let go and let God….. (God is in control)   Our Old Testament readings give us lovely images of God the Maker. From Psalm 139, God knitting the psalmist together in his mother’s womb, weaving him or her out of the common elements of the earth, forming, creating, making. And then, from Jeremiah, God as […]

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Secrets of the Heart

Secrets of the heart   What’s your secret? We all have secrets. Take a moment to think of one you don’t mind sharing with a neighbour (it could be something funny, or your middle name – you don’t need to share anything difficult).   Now share with a neighbour.   Anyone willing to share what […]

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The positive use of power

Luke 7: 1-10, 1 Kings 18. How much power do you have? How much power do we have, as a church? How are you going to use that power? Do you sometimes deny that you are powerful? Buzz in ways we have power……… We are ALL powerful, in different ways and to different degrees. And […]

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Unstoppable mercy

A sermon given by the Minister on Easter Day 2016: Unstoppable mercy   For Mary and Peter and John in today’s story, there is a completely new way of seeing reality. Mary’s grief must have felt unstoppable. Earlier in the week she pours out her precious ointment, she pours out her tears, she pours out […]

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Into the wilderness

Preached by the Minister on 6th March 2016: Into the wilderness…………….   I wonder what ‘wilderness’ means to you? I think of the manse garden, but that’s not really what I want to talk about! The wilderness is a place of self-emptying. Jesus emptied himself literally, fasting. And following the physical self-emptying came a time […]

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His glory

A sermon preached by Revd Maggie Hindley on Sunday 14th February 2016:   His glory   Where have you experienced the glory of God this week? I know, because you have told me about it, that some of you have at times had experiences like that of Moses or like that of Peter, James and […]

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Love is kind

A sermon given by Rev Maggie Hindley on 31st January 2016 Love is kind…… There’s a quote on the notice board in the vestry by Archbishop Oscar Romero: Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world. I put it there to remind myself what I am here […]

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Epiphany – a time of gifts

St. Andrew’s, West Kilburn, Sunday 3rd Jan 2016 Every year in December, primary children from the Muslim school across the road come to visit to hear about Christmas from a Christian. So I tell them the story and then they ask questions. What they always want to know is Why do you give and get […]

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Equanimity

Luke 1:66-79 (The Benedictus) Philippians 1: 3-11 Luke 3: 1-6 The Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert 2015: Mog’s Christams Calamity Sermon: St. Andrew’s West Kilburn, 6th December 2015 I’ve had a more than usually stressful week. I’ve got a cold; sore throat, and sneezles, and just feeling like getting tucked up under the duvet. My new cat […]

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Look out – it’s the Holy Spirit!

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