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Sunday 3rd March

Lent 3 – Change 8am First Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.18–25 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are…

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Sunday 25th February

8am – Traditional Lenten Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children and young people followed by refreshments….

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Sunday 18th February

8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Worship followed by refreshments….

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Why do we need to listen to Jesus?

The transfiguration of Jesus was not just a spectacle but an important commissioning of three disciples, Peter, James, and John….

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How can we have faithfulness and trust?

In this reflection from Rev Gav on Luke 2.22-40, we encounter two special envoys from God, Simeon and Anna, and learn how God speaks through those who are in their later years….

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Are we ready to get married?

In this short Insight, Rev Gav ponders what it means for us to be the bride of Christ….

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Why is Revelation relevant to us today?

The Book of Revelation can feel a bit ‘out there’ but Rev Gav explains how it can be relevant to us today though his teaching from Revelation 5.1-10….

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Why was Jesus baptised?

At the beginning of Mark’s gospel we dive straight into the essentials of John the Baptist preparing the way and Jesus’ baptism. Rev Gav explains why they are so important….

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Ash Wednesday (14th Feb)

11am – Ash Wednesday Worship
6pm – Contemporary Sung Mass…

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Sunday 11th February

8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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Sunday 4th February

8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments.

11am – Gavin at St. Peter’s…

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Sunday 28th January

No Rev Gav this week.

8am – Peaceful Worship (Led by Canon John)
9.30am – Contemporary Worship (Led by Canon John) with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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Sunday 21st January

8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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Sunday 14th January

8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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Sunday 7th January

8am – Peaceful Worship (led by Canon John)
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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What is the best New Year resolution to make?

We all get better at things such as skills and learning by trying harder, but what about our moral characters? Do we become ‘better’ people by trying harder?…

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Sunday 31st December

10am – Joint Celebration…

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What is the ultimate expression of love?

On Christmas morning, Rev Gav woke early to pen his thoughts on the meaning of the incarnation — the birth of Jesus Christ….

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Who were those magi?

Rev explores the well known Bible text about the ‘three kings’ who visit Jesus. Is it a bit more radical and outrageous than it first appears?…

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How can I experience inner joy?

Mary, filled with joy from the Holy Spirit bursts into song, literally magnifying (or amplifying) the Lord. Rev Gav explores how we too can experience inner joy….

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Sunday 17th December

8am – Advent Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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Could Jesus have done it on his own?

Jesus was both fully God and human, therefore did this make him a super-human with no need for any outside support or help?…

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Sunday 10th December

8am – Advent Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children followed by refreshments….

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What is the opposite of love?

In a week where Rev Gav officiated at three funerals, he reflects on the nature of death and resurrection, and how we should live without fear….

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Sunday 3rd December

Advent Sunday 8am First Reading: Isaiah 64.1–9 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,so that the mountains would…

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Am I a sheep or a goat?

The annual telling of the story of Jesus ends with Christ the King, where we think about Christ on his throne judging the world….

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Sunday 26th November

Christ the King – ??? 8am First Readings  Ezekiel 34.11–16,20–24 For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep,…

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Why is Harvest so important?

In this Message, Rev Gav reflects on how Harvest relates to God’s mission in the world, and the role we have to play….

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Sunday 19th November

Safeguarding/Conservation/Harvest – Why is Harvest important? 8am First Reading:  Psalm 90.1–12 Lord, you have been our refuge   from one generation to another.Before the…

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How can we use our five senses?

Rev Gav explores how becoming aware of our five senses can help us use them to bless others….

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Sunday 12th November

Remembrance Sunday
8am – Holy Communion
9.30am – All Age Worship (with wreath laying and dedication of the original 17C communion table)….

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Why did Jesus die? Part 8: Glory

In this final part of Rev Gav’s series, ‘Why did Jesus die?’ we explore how through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, God’s glory has been revealed….

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Sunday 5th November

8am – Traditional All Saints’ Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with Junior Church and Refreshments
11am – Guild Meeting in the hall
5pm – Commemoration of All Souls at Holy Trinity…

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Six Parables

Rev Gav gives six mini-reflections on six parables, each one with a ‘twist in the tale’….

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Why did Jesus die? Part 7. Participation (The Cost)

In this second part of the ‘Why did Jesus die? – 7. Participation’ we consider the cost of following the way of Christ through both self-denial and opposition we encounter….

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Sunday 22nd October

9am: Peaceful Worship
9.30am: Contemporary Worship with Groups for Children and Young People….

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Why did Jesus die? Part 7. Participation (Involvement)

Part 1: Our Involvement In this seventh window or lens through which we look, we see the cross of Christ as ‘the…

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Sunday 15th October

8am – Traditional Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with groups for children and young people, followed by refreshments….

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Why did Jesus die? Part 6: Victory

In this 6th part of the series, ‘Why did Jesus die?’ we look at how Jesus defeated evil on the cross and what this means for the defeat of evil in our own lives….

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Sunday 8th October

8am – Traditional Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship with Children and Youth Groups followed by Refreshments in the Parish Hall….

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Why did Jesus die? Part 5: Suffering

In Part 5 of this series on ‘Why did Jesus die?’ Rev Gav explores a more modern perspective, that of God entering into our world of pain and suffering, overcoming it, and giving us hope….

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Sunday 1st October

8am Peaceful Worship in the chancel
9.30am Contemporary Worship
Theme: Why did Jesus die? Part 5: Suffering…

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Why did Jesus die? Part 4: Freedom

In this fourth part of Rev Gav’s series looking at ‘Why did Jesus die?’ he explores the theme of freedom and how through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus we are not only forgiven but released from slavery to sin….

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Sunday 24th September

8am Peaceful Worship in the chancel
9.30am Contemporary Worship
Theme: Why did Jesus die? Part 4: Freedom…

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Why did Jesus die? Part 3: Justice

In this third part of the series ‘Why did Jesus die?’ Rev Gav explores how, through Jesus, God is both just and the one who justifies us….

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Sunday 17th September

8am Peaceful Worship in the chancel
9.30am Contemporary Worship
Theme: Why did Jesus die? Part 3: Justice…

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Why did Jesus die? Part 2: Sacrifice

In this second part of the series, Why did Jesus die? we consider the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as an act of sacrifice….

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Sunday 10th September

8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship
Theme: Why did Jesus die? Part 2: Sacrifice…

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Why did Jesus die? Part 1: Reconciliation

In this first part of a series called Windows on the Cross – Why did Jesus die? Rev Gav looks at how God reconciles us to him through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus….

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Sunday 3rd September

10am – Joint Celebration with bring-and-share brunch in the Church Hall…

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Do we have God-given authority?

Jesus handed over the keys to kingdom to Peter, but what did this mean for him and for the church, and what does it mean for us?…

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Sunday 27th August

Trinity 12 – Permission 8am Holy Communion led by Rev Gav First Reading: Romans 12.1–8 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and…

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How do we stand with the marginalised?

God calls us to welcome and include the marginalised, broken, and poor. Rev Gav reflects on the Pride events that took place in Bermuda and how the LGBTQIA+ community has been mistreated by some branches of the wider church….

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Sunday 20th August

Trinity 11 – Standing with the marginalised 8am Holy Communion led by Rev Gav First Reading: Isaiah 56:1,6-8 Thus says the Lord:Maintain…

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Should I just forget and move on?

When someone hurts us they do not deserve our forgiveness, and it is better to simply forget about it and move on with our lives, right?…

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Sunday 13th August

Trinity 10 – Should I just forget and move on? 8am Holy Communion led by Rev Gav First Reading: Psalm 32 Happy…

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If there is a God, why does he allow suffering?

Rev Gav was recently asked why God allows suffering, and so he decided to gather his thoughts into one single Insight….

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Sunday 6th August

8am – Traditional Worship
9.30am – All-age Worship with Communion…

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Is there such a thing as perfect love?

We all make mistakes. None of us love our friends, partners, or spouses with a perfect love. Does this matter and what does God think about this?…

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Is Jesus the Messiah?

Was and is Jesus the Messiah, the long-awaited Saviour of the World? Well, the proof of the pudding would only be in the tasting. Jesus would only be the Messiah if he turned out to be….

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How much does God love us?

The image we have of God can be like baggage and weigh us down, preventing us from knowing the radical, inclusive, and all-embracing nature of God’s love….

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What does stewardship mean?

There is a difference between conservation and the more embracing biblical view of stewardship of all creation — something to which we are all called to play a vital role….

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What will love look like in the future?

Jesus commanded his disciples to “love one another” but why is this perhaps the most important command of all?…

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What does it mean to live?

Imagine, if you will, that you are a thief, and more than that, a repeat offender. Since leaving home you have committed…

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What does it mean to call God Father?

Christians believe in a creator God that takes risks with us, allows us to make mistakes, and embraces us with love….

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Sunday 30th July

10am – Joint Celebration at St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s for Emancipation Sunday….

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Sunday 23rd July

Theme: Known (Psalm 139:1-11)
8am Peaceful Worship with Communion
9.30am Family Worship (Children welcome)…

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Sunday 16th July

Theme: Seed (Matthew 13.1–9,18–23)
8am – Service of the Word
9.30am – Family Worship with Communion (children welcome)…

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Sunday 9th July

Theme: Invitation (Matthew 11.25–30)
8am – Peaceful Worship with Communion
9.30am – Family Worship (children welcome)…

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Sunday 2nd July

Theme: Welcome (Matthew 10:40-42)
8am A Service of the Word
9.30am Family Worship with Communion (children welcome)…

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How can I be spiritually healthy?

In our modern world we are often concerned about our physical or mental health but give little time to the importance of our spiritual health and how all three are connected….

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What is the nature of God?

The paradoxical nature of The Holy Trinity is important for understanding how God can be love and also draw us into a divine relationship….

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Sunday 25th June

Trinity 3 – Alive
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Contemporary Worship…

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Sunday 18th June – Father’s Day

Trinity 2 – Vocation (Father’s Day)
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Contemporary Worship…

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Sunday 11th June

Trinity 1 – Health
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 4th June – Trinity Sunday

8am – Peaceful Worship with Communion
9.30am – Kids Praise Party
(no communion or refreshments)
10.30am – 400th Celebration at Holy Trinity with +Nick

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How can I receive God’s gifts?

The Holy Spirit wants to bestow and anoint you with spiritual gifts to empower you as you work within your wheelhouse….

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Sunday 28th May

Pentecost – Holy Spirit
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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The Power of the Incarnation?

Rev Gav reflects on the incarnation of the second person of the Holy Trinity in Jesus Christ and the difference it makes to all creation over all time….

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Sunday 21st May

Ascension 1 – Connection
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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God is on our side

Gaining a perspective as a mother who bears us, holds us, and protects us is vital to our understanding of the the nature of God….

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What do we do in times of trouble?

What do we do when we are either ‘in trouble’ or ‘troubled’? Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” Rev Gav reflects on how we can trust in Christ….

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Sunday 14th May

Easter 6 – Advocate (Mother’s Day)
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Contemporary Worship…

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How can we reach this generation?

The Church (capital C) struggles to engage with those in Gen-Z and Gen-A. Does it mean we might need to do things a little differently?…

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To what is God calling us?

To what is God calling us as the East End Churches?…

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Sunday 7th May

Easter 5 – Trouble
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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How does Jesus minister to us?

The Road to Emmaus is a story about two down-hearted disciples who are ministered to by Jesus. In the same way, Jesus can minister to us, today….

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Sunday 7th May

Here is a funky service….

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To whom are you being sent?

The story about Thomas witnessing the resurrection is not just about having faith and believing, it is a commission from Jesus to be sent into the world that others may find life….

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Sunday 30th April

10am – Joint Celebration
The Unfinished Church, St. George’s
(St. Peter’s Church if raining)

Chairs will be provided but if you have a folding chair please bring it.

Cups for communion will be provided but please do bring one if you are able….

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What happens when we let go?

As Christ emptied himself for all humanity, it is the emptying of ourselves that brings us into a revelation of God’s love. Sometimes, sadly, it can take a devastating crisis to get us to that point, but even then, there is still hope….

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“As I have done”

Rev. Marie Loewen shares her reflection on Jesus’ commandment to love one another in this special Maundy Thursday reflection….

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How should we deal with anger?

Anger is an emotion we feel when there is an injustice and it is not wrong to feel anger, however it is how we deal with that anger that matters….

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What should our attitude be to death?

We all encounter the pain and the trauma of death. What should the Christian attitude be when dealing with suffering?…

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What does it mean to be a mother?

Psalm 23 is probably the best-known and best-loved of all the sacred songs or hymns found in the Bible, and it is a wonderful image of the mothering God….

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Why does Theology matter?

Why does what we think about God matter and how should we approach the Bible to grow in our knowledge and understanding of God?…

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Sunday 23rd April

Easter 3 – Explain
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School
3pm – Annual Guild Worship and Tea…

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Sunday 16th April

Easter 2 – Sent
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 9th April

6.45am – Easter Sunrise Worship @ Rosewood
9.30am – Easter Sunday Worship with Easter Egg Hunt…

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Friday 7th April

10am in the Chancel…

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Thursday 6th April

6pm in the Chancel…

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Wednesday 5th April

6.30pm in the Parish Hall…

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Sunday 2nd April

Palm Sunday – Anger!
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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How can we be born again?

Nicodemus, a member of the high Jewish Council, approached Jesus in the night and went away forever changed. Let’s find out what happened!…

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Sunday 26th March

Lent 5 – Raised
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 19th March

Lent 4 – Mothering Sunday
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship (ALL-AGE)…

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Sunday 12th March

Lent 3 – Equity
Guest Speaker: Jennie Foster-Skelton
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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What is the purpose of temptation?

Why are we tempted to sin and what is the purpose of sin? What effect does sinning have and how can we avoid it?…

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Sunday 5th March

Lent 2 – Born Again
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Worship + Sunday School…

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Why was Jesus transfigured?

Nestled in the gospel accounts is the account of The Transfiguration — a wonderful mountaintop experience. What did it mean to Peter, James, and John, and what does it mean for us today?…

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Sunday 26th February

26th February Lent 1 – Temptation 8am Led by Gavin Romans 5.12–19 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one…

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Ash Wednesday Joint Service

Wednesday 22nd February
7pm at Holy Trinity Church…

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How can we have strength and dignity?

Strength and Dignity are two virtues that the Christian can possess, but how do we go about getting them?…

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How can the poor in spirit be blessed?

Jesus says some radical and baffling things in his opening words on The Sermon on the Mount. In this Insight, Rev Gav explores the big picture that sets the scene for the rest of Jesus’ teaching….

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Sunday 19th February

Missio Dei 3 – Transfiguration
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Worship + Sunday School…

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How do we find rest for our souls?

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and…

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How can we be a united church?

What makes a good church community? How can a church hold and differences and remain united? Rev Gav explores what it means to be united with diversity….

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Will we behold the Lamb of God?

John the Baptist calls Jesus The Lamb of God but where did this expression come from and what does it mean?…

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Why is baptism all about water?

Rev Gav explores why water is an important symbol in creation, history, and why it is used in the ceremony of baptism….

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Will we follow the star?

What is the truth about the Magi and why does their inclusion in the Christmas story matter to us?…

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Sunday 12th February

Missio Dei 2 – Value
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – All-age Worship…

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Sunday 5th February

Missio Dei 1 – Unity
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 29th January

Epiphany 4 – Come Unto Me
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 22nd January

Epiphany 3 – Unity
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 15th January

Epiphany 2 – Lamb of God
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Sunday School…

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Sunday 8th January

Epiphany 1 – The Baptism of Christ
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – Contemporary Worship + Baptism of Taylor + Sunday School…

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Sunday 1st January

Christmas 1 – Follow the Star
8am – Peaceful Worship
9.30am – ALL AGE…

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What might the message of Christmas mean to you?

There are many different take-aways from the Christmas message, and here are seven of them as we reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ — the Word made flesh. Which one resonates with you?…

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The Secret Message of Christmas

There is a secret message hidden in Christmas. It is hidden behind the sparkling snow speckled Christmas tree and is underneath the banqueting table laden with turkey and mince pies and wine. It is buried beneath piles of promising presents and is tucked behind the dwindling bank account and additional financial pressures. It is masked by the sound of loud knitted jumpers filled  with their equally loud on-screen owners and drowned out by the jolly cries of of a dream-like figure with fur and bells….

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Does God speak to us in dreams?

Joseph encountered an angel in a dream and it impacted the lives of Mary, Jesus, and all of us forever….

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Is it okay to doubt when things go wrong?

What do you do when you give your life to a cause and everything seems to go inexplicably wrong? Can we hold onto hope? Rev Gav explores….

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Why is there a problem with waiting?

Waiting is a part of life isn’t it? The New York Times dubbed waiting in line a “timeless form of torture,” and…

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How can we be ready to meet King Jesus?

Rev Gav reflects on the simple message of John the Baptist to repent, be baptised, and live our lives in a new God-facing direction….

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Will we see our loved ones again?

It has been a tough few weeks for those living in the East End of the island. There have been a large…

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What happens when the King comes?

Jesus came to inaugurate, declare, and establish God’s Kingdom. He came as the King. And as he did so, he wanted, through his words and his actions, to both proclaim and demonstrate what that Kingdom is like. To do this he used parables, multi-layered stories that were designed to shock or jar with the listener. “If you want to know what the Kingdom of God is like? Well, let me tell you a story…” Each parable is like a window onto the nature of God’s Kingdom. Each parable lets us see something about the Kingdom of God. And so we come to this parable found in Matthew 20:1-16, The parable of the vineyard workers, and it is a parable about God’s Kingdom Values versus Human Kingdom Values….

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Lest we forget

Remembering acts of self-sacrifice during times of abhorrent war, can ultimately point us to a God who loves us and who has given himself for us….

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How can I be justified before God?

Rev Gav explores how justification works and how the very nature of faith is the recognition we cannot achieve holiness in our own strength but need a Saviour….

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How can I persevere in a hurting world?

Rev Gav explores how we can persevere in petitioning God in prayer, and persevere in seeking justice for the world, through maintaining a divine perspective, holding on to hope, being prepared to fail, never stopping, mutual encouragement, and drawing on God’s strength….

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What can outsiders teach us about God?

Rev Gav reflects on the story of the healing of ten Samaritan lepers and draws out three faith lessons for us today….

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What is body-spirit dualism and why should it be avoided?

There is a heresy (false teaching) called dualism and it is as prevalent today as it was in the first century. Like all heresies it has massive implications for how we understand Jesus Christ and for how we live our lives….

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How can I find contentment?

How can I find contentment in my life? Is it a transitory emotion or something more?…

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How can my life bear fruit?

In this message, Rev Gav reflects on the gardening metaphors used by Jesus and how we can bear fruit by being transformed by the Holy Spirit….

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Why is Jesus more than a shepherd?

Jesus was often accused of hanging out with those who were considered sinners, and on one occasion when the religious elite were berating Jesus for welcoming and eating with undesirables, he told them this parable:…

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Unconditional

God calls us to welcome and include the marginalised, broken, and poor. Rev Gav reflects on the Pride events that took place in Bermuda and how the LGBTQIA+ community has been mistreated by some branches of the wider church….

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Invited

In this message, Rev Gav explores Jesus’ invitation for us to be both humble and generous, and to extend God’s invitation to others….

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Gap

Rev Gav explains how he has a foot in contemporary culture and a foot in church culture and how his calling is to draw the two together….

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Race

I think the Apostle Paul was a runner. Across different letters he compares the Christian life to running a race and uses the metaphor of crowds cheering us on, Jesus championing us, the need for perseverance, and so on….

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Ready?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “to gird up your loins?” It means to prepare yourself for something difficult or challenging, and it is lifted right out of the Bible. Back in biblical times people wore long tunics which would get in the way if you needed to engage in something physical, and so, they would gather the material at the front, pass it between their legs (a bit like a nappy), bring it to their back then around their waist on both sides, and tie at the front. Once you had girded your loins you were ready for battle or for service….

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Treasure

Do you have a teddy, blanky, or other soft or stuffed toy that brought you comfort as a child? I am never surprised to discover that adults still keep their favourite childhood stuffy hidden in a drawer or closet. Mine is a bunny and his name is Bunny Bookins. Bunny and I have been together since I was born and he has had so many hugs in his lifetime that he is pretty much bald (like me). And despite now having someone a little bigger to hug in bed, when I see him or hold him I still get a little pang of comfort….

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Father

The Lord’s Prayer is the most profound prayer ever uttered. It is short and simple, yet contains everything we need as physical and spiritual beings. …

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