Monthly Archives: September 2011

Trinity 14 – St. John the Divine – 25 September 2011

There’s quite a bit of arguing going on in today’s readings – and not for the first time in the Scriptures.  First, we find God putting right the prophet Ezekiel for perpetuating the old notion that the sins of fathers … Continue reading

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Trinity 14, Sunday 25th September, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings Philippians 2.1-13, Matthew 21.23-32 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Ruth Martin and I are now one third of the way through our Street Pastor training. So, if in a few months you find yourself worse for wear in the small … Continue reading

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Trinity 13, 18th September 2011, St Mary's, evening

Preacher Canon Robert Titley Readings Ezekiel 33.23,30-34.10, Acts 26.1,9-25 We are nearing the end of this year of the Bible, the 400th Anniversary of the King James translation. Much has been made of all those biblical phrases that have become household … Continue reading

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Trinity 12, 11 September 2011, St Matthias, morning

Preacher: The  Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston Reading Matthew 18; 21-35 Good morning.  First, I should like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to come to St Matthias.  I should also like to thank the Team … Continue reading

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Trinity 13, Sunday 18th September, St Matthias, morning

For the Baptism of Emma Woodthorpe Reading Matthew 20.1-16 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The baptism service involves quite a lot of talking over the head of the person whose head matters most, so I have been thinking what we might say … Continue reading

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Trinity 13, 18th September, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Sermon on Matthew 20: 1-16 (Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard) One reason, I think, that people find it difficult to believe in God is because, if God does exist, he seems to be completely inefficient. He has created a … Continue reading

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9/11 Commemoration Service, Sunday 11th September, St Mary Magdalene

Introduction We meet on a solemn day that has in it, we pray, seeds of hope. In this service we remember all the victims of that day’s atrocities, the citizens of the USA and of all the ninety nations who … Continue reading

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Trinity 12, 11th September, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading Matthew 18.21-35 Preacher Canon Robert Titley He should have left more of a distance between himself and the car in font on such a wet night. When it braked suddenly, it was impossible to avoid bashing into the back. … Continue reading

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Trinity 12, 11th of September, St John the Divine

Forgiveness: seventy-seven times Last week I lost my watch. Such an annoyance! It was not a silver vintage Rolex worth £ 3000, but only a water resistant watch worth less than £20. Still, during the first day I was looking … Continue reading

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Trinity 11, 4th September, St Mary Magdalene, Evening

Sermon on Ezekiel 12:21–13:17 Some prophets say what people want to hear and some say what people don’t want to hear. Occasionally, what people want to hear may be the truth, but it wasn’t certainly wasn’t the case in Ezekiel’s … Continue reading

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