Who taught Timothy?

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing, 6th October 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan  2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 The ancients tell a story to illustrate the spiritual life. A young monastic came up on an elder one day, sitting amongst a group of praying, working, meditating people. ‘I have the capacity to walk on water,’ […]

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How many people does it take to change the world?

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing 7th July, 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan 2 Kings 5:1-14 Luke 10:1-11,16-20 I asked a couple of questions before the bible readings: how many people were involved in healing Naaman, and what specifically were the 72 followers of Jesus asked to do. How did you get on? Let’s look […]

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Resurrection hope

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s URC Ealing, Sunday 21st April 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan  Luke 24:1-12 We left the women in their grief and loss, keeping the Sabbath in mourning. The sabbath ends at sunset, and they can’t do anything in the dark. But their spices are prepared; they know what they have to […]

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Easter Sunday sermon

Sermon given on Easter Sunday. St. Andrew’s Ealing, 21st April 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan  Luke 24:1-12  We left the women in their grief and loss, keeping the Sabbath in mourning. The sabbath ends at sunset, and they can’t do anything in the dark. But their spices are prepared; they know what they have to […]

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The story of Good Friday and Holy Saturday

Introduction to the Easter Sunday service, St. Andrew’s Ealing given by Revd Sue McCoan 21st April 2019  Today is a day of excitement and wonder. For us, it’s a happy day, because we know how the story unfolds, and how it’s now our story. But before we get into the celebrations, I’d like to pause, […]

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Finding confidence

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s, Ealing, 17th March 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Jesus, as you know, spent the bulk of his teaching and healing ministry in the region of Galilee, where he was brought up. Galilee is in the north of the country, and it’s a much greener, […]

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Wedding Presence

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s URC Ealing 20th Jan 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan Isaiah 62:1-5 John 2:1-11 One of the delights of being a minister is that you sometimes get asked to conduct weddings. I love it. I love being part of the preparations, and I love seeing all the clothes on the day, […]

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The journey of the Magi

Sermon given Sun 6th Jan, 2019 at St. Andrew’s URC Ealing by the Revd Sue McCoan Isaiah 60: 1-6    Matthew 2:1-12 We thought earlier about the kind of provision the Magi might have needed to make for their journey. But there was more going on than just a physical journey for them. The poet TS […]

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‘See it, say it, sorted’

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing 2nd December 2018 by Revd Sue McCoan  Psalm 25;1-10; Luke 21:25-36 If you’ve been on any train or tube journey recently, you will have heard the security announcements: ‘If you see anything that doesn’t look right, please inform a member of staff or British Transport police, and we will sort […]

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Shadows Falling

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing, 18th November by Revd Sue McCoan 1 Samuel  1:4-20; Mark 13:1-8 The other week, some friends invited us to spend the day with them on their canal boat. We had a lovely time – pootled up the canal, had a bit of lunch, turned round. We were just admiring the […]

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