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Advent Year A

Advent Year A

Advent 1 , 27 November 2016, What time is it?
A hymn for Advent: The Lord's Messiah comes
Advent 2 , 4 December 2016, The authority of scripture
Advent 3 , 11 December 2016, Is he really the one?
Advent 4 , 18 December 2016, Mary the Mother of Jesus

Christmas Year A

Christmas Eve A service of lessons and carols with midnight Eucharist
Christmas Day Family Service with a dialogue sermon
Christmas 1, 1 January 2017, Jesus the pioneer
May this new year : A hymn for New Year and its background
Christmas 2, 5 Janaury 2014, Christ in creation [Alternative: see Day of Epiphany]

Epiphany Year A (and Sundays in ordinary time 1-5 and Last before Lent)

Epiphany, 6 January 2017 Many nations, one light
Ordinary 1 (Baptism of Jesus, Epiphany +1), 8 January 2017, To share the cleansing fire
Ordinary 2 (Epiphany +2), 15 January 2017, Introducing disciples
Ordinary 3 (Epiphany +3), 22 January 2017, Let there be no divisions among you
Ordinary 4 (Epiphany +4), 29 January 2017, God's foolishness
Ordinary 5
(Epiphany +5) 5 February 2017 The taste of salt
Ordinary 6 (Epiphany +6) 12 February 2017
Ordinary 7 (Epiphany +7) 19 Febraury 2017
Transfiguration (Last Sunday before Lent) , 26 February 2017, Myth and reality

Lent Year A

Lent 1 , 5 March 2017, Healing the wounds of guilt
Lent 2 , 12 March 2017, Born from above : new life in communion
Lent 3 , 19 March 2017, The man at the well
Lent 4 , 26 March 2017, Who sinned? Who is blind?
A community thanksgiving service
Lent 5 , 2 April 2014, New life for old bones
Lent 6 , 9 April 2014, Enthusiasm and loyalty
Holy Thursday , 13 April 2014, A Eucharistic service of readings and remembrance
Good Friday , 14 April 2014, A service of contemplation
Pieta : A hymn for Good Friday (In pdf format.)

Easter Year A

Easter Day , 16 April 2017, Jesus said to her, "Mary!"
Be present now dear risen Lord : A hymn for Easter Eucharist (Commentary in Sermon E3A)
Easter 2 , 23 April 2017, Baptism and resurrection . Alternative sermon: The faithful doubter .
Easter 3 , 30 April 2017, Be present now dear risen Lord : the Eucharistic presence.
Easter 4 , 7 May 2017, Sharing the work of the shepherd
Easter 5 , 14 May 2017, I go to prepare a place for you
Easter 6 , 21 May 2017, The unkown God
Easter 7 , 28 May 2017, One in the Spirit
Day of Pentecost, 4 June 2017,  The Spirit within and amongst us

Pentecost Year A

Ordinary 9 , 1 June 2008, Acting in faith
Ordinary 10 (Pentecost +4, 8 June 2008, The miracle of wholeness
Ordinary 11 (Pentecost +5), 15 June 2008, Put right with God by faith

Trinity, 15 June 2014, Trinity -- mystery and reality
Ordinary 12 (Pentecost +2), 22 June 2014 Ishmael: God hears him or UCA Anniversary
Ordinary 13 (Pentecost +3), 29 June 2014, Faithfulness to the Word of God (How came the end of human sacrifices?)
Ordinary 14 (Pentecost +4), 6 July 2014, Arise, my love, my fair one
Ordinary 15 (Pentecost +5), 13 July 2014, Flesh and Spirit
Ordinary 16 (Pentecost +6), 20 July 2014, Wheat and weeds growing together
Ordinary 17 (Pentecost +7), 27 July 2014, A glorious surprise
Alternative topical sermon: Chance or community chest? The morality of gambling.
Ordinary 18 (Pentecost +8), 3 August 2014, The fellowship meal
Ordinary 19 (Pentecost +9), 10 August 2014, You of little faith, why do you doubt?
Ordinary 20 (Pentecost +10), 17 August 2014, The general saviour of mankind
Ordinary 21 (Pentecost +11), 24 August 2014, The keys of the kingdom
Ordinary 22 (Pentecost +12), 31 August 2014, Thinking human and divine things
Ordinary 23 (Pentecost +13), 7 September 2014, Owe no one anything?
Ordinary 24 (Pentecost +14), 14 September 2014, If you do not forgive!
Ordinary 25 (Pentecost +15), 21 September 2014, Better than a fair go
Ordinary 26 (Pentecost +16), 28 Spetember 2014, What do we tell the coming generation?
Ordinary 27 (Pentecost +17), 5 October 2014, The stone the builders rejected
Ordinary 28 (Pentecost +18), 12 October 2014, Inclusive and exclusive
Ordinary 29 (Pentecost +19), 19 October 2014, The imageless image of God
Ordinary 30 (Pentecost +20), 26 October 2014, The two great commandments
Ordinary 31 (Pentecost +21), 2 Novemeber 2014, Learning from unworthy teachers
All Saints Day, 1 November 2005, Forward with the Saints
Ordinary 32 (Pentecost +22), 9 November 2014, A jealous God
Ordinary 33 (Pentecost +23), 16 November 2014, What is the precious gift?
Christ the King (Ordinary 34) 23 November 2014, Christ the King: Judge and Saviour

Advent Year B

Advent 1 , 30 November 2014, Waiting for justice
Advent 2 , 7 December 2014, The Patience of our Lord
Advent 3 , 14 December 2014, Jesus, John and Elijah: who were they?
Advent 4 , 21 December 2014, Mary's co-operation with God

Christmas Year B

Christmas Eve , 24 December 2014, Midnight Eucharist with carols and lessons
Christmas Day (Family Service), 25 December 2014, The grace of being of a fool
Christmas 1 , 28 December 2015, God's family and ours
Christmas 2 , 4 January 2015, Christ in creation

Epiphany Year B

Baptism of Jesus (Ordinary 1), 11 January 2015, Water and Spirit: the unselfish blessing
Epiphany 2 (Ordinary 2), 18 January 2015, Loyalty in the body: sex and faith
Epiphany 3 (Ordinary 3), 25 January 2015, Does Australia need a Jonah?
Epiphany 4 (Ordinary 4), 1 February 2015 , He taught with authority
Epiphany 5 (Ordinary 5), 8 February 2015, God the Creator: ancient and modern
Epiphany 6 (Ordinary 6), 12 February 2012, Healing the outsider
Transfiguration (Last Sunday before Lent) , 15 Februrary 2015, Myth and reality

Lent Year B

Lent 1 , 22 Februrary 2015, Repent and believe
Lent 2 , 1 March 2015, Those who are ashamed of me
Lent 3 , 8 March 2015, Cleansing the temple
Lent 4 , 15 March 2015, Lifted up
Lent 5 , 22 March 2015, What if Jesus had gone to Athens?
Lent 6 , Passion or Palm Sunday, 29 March 2015, Hosanna
Holy Thursday , 2 April 2015, A Service of Readings and Remembrance
Good Friday , 3 April 2015, A Service of Contemplation
Pieta : A Hymn for Good Friday

Easter Year B

Easter Day , 5 April 2015, He has been raised: Why not believe it?
Be present now dear risen Lord , A hymn for Easter Eucharist
Easter 2 , 12 April 2015, The faithful doubter
Easter 3 , 19 April 2015, The servant of life . Alternative sermon: Baptism, resurrection and new life
Easter 4 , 26 April 2015, The Good Shepherd . Alternative topical sermon: Creation: faith and science
Easter 5 , 3 May 2015, The true vine . Alternative sermon: Should we celebrate Mothers' Day?
Easter 6 , 10 May 2015, You are my friends
Easter 7 , 17 May 2015, Unity in Christ
Alternative topical sermon for Easter 7: Do you feel a need for reconciliation? [Aboriginal Reconciliation]
Pentecost , 27 May 2012, Spirit and apostle: two witnesses? Alternative sermon: New life from old bones

After Pentecost Year B

Trinity Sunday , 31 May 2015, A practical understanding of the Trinity
Ordinary 10, 7 June 2015 Our eternal home
Ordinary 11 is not available for Year B at this time
Ordinary 12, 21 June 2015, Faith or fear: Who then is this?
Ordinary 13, 28 June 2015, Healing, wholeness and salvation
Ordinary 14, 5 July 2015, The otherness of Jesus
Ordinary 15, 12 July 2015, The mystery of God's plan
Ordinary 16, 19 July 2015, What kind of shepherd is needed?
Ordinary 17, 26 July 2015, Miracles and the bread of heaven
Ordinary 18, 2 August 2015, Power, liberty, sin and grace
Ordinary 19, 9 August 2015, Speaking the truth in love
Ordinary 20, 16 August 2015, Food for eternal life
Ordinary 21, 23 August 2015, To whom can we go?
Ordinary 22, 30 August 2015, Tradition, good and not so good ; alternative sermon: Arise, my love, my fair one
Ordinary 23, 6 September 2015, Status, love and equality ; alternative sermon: The general saviour of mankind
Ordinary 24, 13 September 2015, Peter took him aside
Ordinary 25, 20 September 2015, Welcoming the child among us
Ordinary 26, 27 September 2015, Inclusive and exclusive loyalty
Ordinary 27, 4 October 2015, Divorce and Christ's humanity
Ordinary 28 11 October 2015, Can wealth keep you out?
Ordinary 29 18 October 2015, The cup of sacrifice
Ordinary 30 25 October 2015, Only the blind can see!
All Saints Day, 1 November 2015, Forward with the saints
Ordinary 31 1 November 2015, Love God.... Is that all?
Ordinary 32 8 November 2015, Ruth the outsider
Ordinary 33 15 November 2015, Who can be trusted to lead?
Christ the King (Ordinary 34), 22 November 2015 Do we need a king?

Advent Year C

Advent 1 , 29 November 2015, Looking forward in hope and fear
Advent 2 , 6 December 2015, Preparing the way - repentance
A hymn for Advent
Advent 3 , 13 December 2015, Rejoice, the Lord is near
Advent 4 , 20 December 2015, My spirit rejoices in God my saviour see also Christmas Eve of being included

Christmas Year C

Christmas Eve: (1) early evening carols with children (2) late evening/midnight Christmas Eucharist lessons and carols
Christmas Day , 25 December 2015, The Word became flesh
Christmas 1 , 27 December 2015, Family life in the new age
Christmas 2, 3 Janaury 2016, Christ in creation [Alternative: see Day of Epiphany]
Epiphany, 6 January 2016 Many nations, one light

Sundays after Epiphany Year C

Epiphany 1 {Baptism of Jesus), 10 January 2016, The mystery of being included
Epiphany 2 (Ordinary 2), 17 January 2016, The wedding banquet of the kingdom
Epiphany 3 (Ordinary 3), 24 January 2016, Spiritual gifts for the common good
Epiphany 4 (Ordinary 4), 31 January 2016, Who will God bless?
Transfiguration (Last Sunday before Lent), 7 February 2016, Hills and valleys and people and God

Lent Year C

Lent 1, 14 February 2016 Temptation
Lent 2 , 21 February 2016 Citizens of Heaven
Harvest Thanksgiving , Thanksgiving for the bread of life
Lent 3 , 28 February 2016 Are those who suffer worse sinners?
Lent 4 , 7 March 2016 One Who Loves to Forgive
Lent 5 , 14 March 2016 A Sign of Love
Pieta : A hymn for Good Friday
Lent 6 , 21 March 2016 The Servant King
Holy Thursday 24 March 2016
Good Friday 25 March 2016

Easter Year C

Easter Day , 27 March 2016, Victory over death
Easter 2 , 3 April 2016, Believing and forgiving. Additional notes on forgiveness and ideology and pastoral preaching
Easter 3 , 10 April 2016, Outreach and pastoral ministries
Easter 4 , 17 April 2016, Visions of hope
Easter 5 , 24 April 2016, Love like a mother, and more
Easter 6 , 1 May 2016, My peace I give to you
Easter 7 , 8 May 2016, That they all may be one See also alternative version for an academic occasion.
Pentecost , 15 May 2016, Unity in the Spirit

After Pentecost Year C

Trinity Sunday , 22 May 2016, Holy Wisdom in Community
Ordinary 9 (Pentecost +2) not available 29 May 2016
Ordinary 10, (Pentecost +3), 5 June 2016, Trust not power, but compassion
Ordinary 11 (Pentecost +4), 12 June 2016, Government power, justice and prophecy
Ordinary 12 (Pentecost +5), 19 June 2016, Silent communion and social action
Ordinary 13 (Pentecost +6), 26 June 2016, Freedom and self-indulgence revised 2013 to Freedom and self-control
Ordinary 14 (Pentecost +7), 3 July 2016, Missionary joy
Ordinary 15 (Pentecost +8), 10 July 2016, Who is our neighbour?
Ordinary 16 (Pentecost +9), 17 July 2016, Mary and Martha
Ordinary 17 (Pentecost + 10), 24 July 2016 Ask and you will recieve
Ordinary 18 (Pentecost +11) , 31 July 2016, Peace and Prosperity. See also Hiroshima Day .
Ordinary 19 (Pentecost +12) , 7 August 2016, A sense of urgency
Ordinary 20 (Pentecost +13) , 14 August 2016, Fire on earth
Ordinary 21 (Pentecost +14) , 21 August 2016, The Joyful Sabbath
Ordinary 22 (Pentecost +15) , 28 August 2016, Your place at the table
Ordinary 23, 4 September 2016, The value of human life Alternative sermon Invictus and the potter's clay
Ordinary 24, 11 September 2016, Joy in Heaven .
Ordinary 25, 18 September 2016, Dishonest wealth and eternal homes .
Ordinary 26, 25 September 2016, Warning and promise
Ordinary 27, 2 October 2016, Are we really worthless?
Ordinary 28, 9 October 2016, Giving thanks, Eucharist in life, for life
Ordinary 29, 16 October 2016, Scripture: Christ the key to interpretation
Ordinary 30, 23 October 2016, The self-justifying trap (See next Sunday for All Saints)
Ordinary 31, 30 October 2016, (All Saints,1 November), Bringing an outsider into the family : Membership in the communion of saints
Ordinary 32, 6 November 2016, The Day of Resurrection Alternative version New life at the end
Ordinary 33, 13 November 2016, The wolf and the lamb
Christ the King (Ordinary 34), 20 November 2013, Jesus, remember me

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