November 3, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship
Today’s readings offer a reminder that God is more interested in integrity than in superficial displays of faith. Each of us has the potential for generosity, kindness and justice – the values of His Kingdom.

Today’s Readings

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November 1, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship
On this All Saints’ Day we give thanks for all those who have served God faithfully in the name of Jesus Christ – a great crowd of witness to the glory of God – and we are invited to follow their example of faith.

Today’s Readings
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October 27, 2019

First Reading Isaiah 45:22-25
Second Reading Romans 15:1-6
Gospel Luke 4:16-24


HOMILY  Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing. (Luke 4:21)

Indulge me: Close your eyes – and imagine…
It’s the Sabbath, you’ve had a busy week, the usual normality of life...

October 6, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship
Let us rejoice today in the good news that God is with us and blesses us with many gifts in creation that we may raise a rich harvest – both in terms of food to eat but God’s love to sustain us.

Today’s Readings
First Reading
Deuterono...

September 22, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship
As we gather to praise the Lord of all, we ask for strength to serve God faithfully in our worship, in our work and in the world. We start here in Thorpe as we seek to build God’s Kingdom for all and be wise stewards of all we have.

To...

September 8, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship
On this Festival Day we rejoice with the Blessed Virgin Mary in her news of our Salvation, just as she rejoiced in the words of the Magnificat that she was chosen to be the Mother of the Lord, the promised Messiah.  
 
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August 25, 2019

First Reading Isaiah 58:9b-14

Third Isaiah spells out to the people how following God’s ways – denouncing oppression, speaking the truth, feeding the hungry, caring for the suffering, and worshipping God – will result in a wonderful quality of life.

Second Reading Hebrew...

August 11, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. In our worship today let us seek ways to deepen and strengthen our faith and learn to live in hope, even when our vision is obscured.

Today’s Readings

First R...

August 4, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship
We live in one of the richest communities in the country (and world!) and we should always give thanks to God for the blessings we have received and pray earnestly that we may rely upon God and not on our own self-sufficiency.

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July 28, 2019

Introduction and Call to Worship

We gather to worship the God who is our loving Father, our living Saviour and the Spirit of our lives. We pray with the words that Jesus taught us, “Our father who art in heaven!”

Today's Readings

First Reading Genesis 18: 20-32

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