Preparing for an Annual meeting!

24 August and 31 August
St Stephen’s is having its Annual Meeting in a fortnight and while they are usually perfunctory affairs, we are going to need to discuss our future as a congregation and as a stand alone parish.
These two sermons are an invitation to remember our first calling and being faithful to the call of the Holy One on our lives
140824.pdf
140831.pdf

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August sermons

These two sermons are a pair though they also stand alone. Both are calls to mission, to attend to the needs of those around us.
The question for each congregation is – how when we are so tired, so few, so… can we keep on giving. Certainly the verb Matthew uses in the feeding implies a no stopping rule.
The follow up is how Jesus responds to Peter’s challenge and with Peter, gets back into the boat. It is an insiders story, encouraging us, promising the presence of Christ in our midst so that the storms that rage around us will not cause us to be afraid.
140803.pdf
140810.pdf