A big day for us. The day before we had shifted into our new home which we have purchased. With friends , family and parishioners the move went relatively smoothly. One of the tasks that kept me focussed was preparing for Sunday’s sermon.
5 Camden Place
Stir up Sunday they call it. The last chance in the Church’s year to stir everyone up, get them on the edge of their seats for Advent. Once again I found myself coming back to the theme of hope. There may be something repetitive, or is it just that I have a new sense of hope and want to share that? The third Sunday of the month is also the day I take a service at the Westside congregation, mainly Cook Island and Niuean folk. They responded powerfully to what I offered through this sermon.
Part of the opening prayer used today, picking up the cosmic element of the reading from Colossians.Holy Mystery:
we are sacred bodies in a cosmic temple
trusting the wonder of each cell and atom
trusting eternity in a moment of gracetrying to walk with stranger and friendtrying to walk not knowing the end,only the journey, only the waythat Jesus asks us to share this day.