Category Archives: Wellington

Intimate with the Ultimate – Rich Prayer

Praying. I wonder, what does praying look like to you? Just take a moment and imagine someone praying. What are you picturing in your mind’s eye? This is an important question for us, because this morning we’ve all promised to pray for Isabella, Harriet, and Phoebe. Some of us have promised to help them learn […]

Intimate with the Ultimate – Relational Prayer

Last week we began our exploration of some of the ideas in the book, Intimate with the Ultimate, and were introduced to the idea that prayer is the conversation that happens naturally as we walk with Jesus, work with Jesus, and watch Jesus. This morning we’re focussing in on the idea of what happens when […]

Heroes of Faith – Joseph

Occasionally on my day off in the summer I enjoy watching the coverage of the cycling grand tours, the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, or the Vuelta Espana. There’s something about watching the beautiful continental landscape slide by, with the gentle commentary passing the hours. However, the coverage in the UK is never on […]

Intimate with the Ultimate – Introduction

Last Sunday morning brought to a close a two year long pattern of sermons. In that time we have had five sermon series, interspersed with others at times, each focussed on one of our church values. Loving God, Loving Each Other, Loving Our Neighbours, Exploring, and Celebrating. Last week was the last of the services […]

Appreciation

In “The Five Love Languages” Gary Chapman talks about five different ways in which we give and receive love. Words, Touch, Time, Gifts, and Acts of service. For some of us words are most important in the expression of love, especially words of affirmation, encouragement, and building up. For others it is touch – holding […]

Christmas Eve 2021

What are you like at wrapping presents? I’m okay, but not fancy. I can do the standard box shape, three bits of sellotape and you’re there. If you want each end to look exactly the same, or a fancy bow, then you’ll need to find someone else to do your wrapping. And to be fair, […]

What time is it?

What time is it? What date is it? What century is it? What about the geological epoch? Anyone know? There is some debate about this – the question is, have we left the Holocene and entered the Anthropocene? The debate centres around the question as to whether humanity has had such an impact on the […]

Walk the Way

Last week we were exploring what it means for us to prepare the way of the Lord now. We talked about the importance of believing that Jesus is going to return, of sharing that good news with others, and of being that good news by caring tenderly for others. This week, we’re thinking about another […]

Prepare the Way

In 1996 I spent 6 weeks on placement in the offices of Thameslink 2000. I was an engineering student, and the idea was to gain some experience of a large scale engineering project. According to Wikipedia, “The Thameslink Programme, originally Thameslink 2000, is a £6 billion project in south-east England to upgrade and expand the […]

Thwack

One of the things about having these services every other week, is that it can be a bit difficult to remember where we’ve got to in a sermon series. Especially as we missed the last one for the Service of light, so actually it’s a month since we were last here, together, looking at James. […]