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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Conflict and agreement: loving your neighbour

Sermon given by Revd Sue McCoan Sunday 4th Nov, St. Andrew’s Ealing  Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Mark 12:28-34 A few weeks ago, I was walking through Wembley on my way to visit someone. On the stretch of road between the church and where they live there’s a sheltered housing complex for elderly people. I’d passed it before, […]

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Living wisely

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing 19th Aug 2018 Revd. Sue McCoan  1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 The wisdom of Solomon is legendary. It was legendary even in his own lifetime – the Queen of Sheba paid him a visit to see it with her own eyes. There is a book in the Apocrypha […]

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The Bread of Life

Sermon given at St. Andrews Ealing, 5th August 2018 by the Revd Sue McCoan ​Psalm 78:23-29 John 6:24-35 Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life’. Words we use often – I use them at the beginning of communion – and it’s so familiar, we can say it without really giving it much thought. Today […]

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God’s healing

Sermon 1st July at St. Andrew’s Ealing, Revd Sue McCoan  Mark 5: 21 – 43 There are few things more likely to grab our attention, to engage our sympathies, than the cry of a child in pain. If you’re a parent, it’s horrible to see your child ill. Even if it’s a common childhood complaint […]

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Love one another

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing 6th May 2018  by Revd. Sue McCoan  1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 We talk about supporting one another in faith. But Jesus goes further than that. Jesus says, ‘Love one another’. And, further even than that, he goes on, ‘as I have loved you’. ‘Love one another’, says Jesus, […]

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