Baptismal Reflection

Reflection given by Revd Sue McCoan 1st August 2021 John 6:24-35 In the baptism, earlier on, we made promises to Stephanie. The parents and godparents made their specific promises, and then as a congregation we said we would welcome Stephanie, and would share with her what we ourselves have received, the gift of God’s love […]

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How to challenge the system

Sermon: How to challenge the system, given at St. Andrew’s URC Ealing June 6th 2021 by Revd Sue McCoan  2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 I spoke earlier about the Roman Empire, the regime under which Jesus lived. The big question such Empire poses, for people of faith, is how to live with integrity […]

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In church and online

St. Andrew’s meets every Sunday at 1030am, with proper attention to the latest Covid advice. We would be delighted to see you! For anyone not able to get to church, it is possible to connect into the service at St Andrew’s by Zoom, Direct link:       https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82490051654 Meeting id: 824 9005 1654 Please contact me for […]

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Pentecost 2021

Ealing, St Andrew’s, Pentecost 2021 Sunday 31st May. Sermon given by Revd Elizabeth Welch    READINGS: Acts 2: 1-21  Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b Romans 8.22-27  John 15: 26 -27 & 16: 4b-15.    It feels like we live in a permanent waiting time at present. What will the next government announcement be? Will we or won’t […]

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Speaking, praying

Reflection    Sunday 16th May, Revd Sue McCoan  ‘A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. “Where are you going to, little brown mouse? Come and have lunch in my underground house.” “It’s terribly kind of you, Fox, but no – I’m going to […]

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Green Book Group

As part of our Eco Church plans, we are staring a Green Book Group in May. It’s like any book club, except that we will focus on some of the excellent books written on Christianity and the environment. This will by Zoom to begin with – see details below. The book we will start with […]

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Easter Day

Introduction I hope this doesn’t offend anybody, but I’m going to show you a picture of a pub. I know it’s a bit mean at the moment, when we can’t go to the pub at all. But this is no ordinary pub. This is the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale. You may have come across […]

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Palm Sunday

Reflection – Palm Sunday, given by Revd Sue McCoan  This week marked one year since the start of the first lockdown, and there have been many recaps and reflections over what the year has brought. One of the abiding images, for me, has been the footage of Covid patients who have been in intensive care, […]

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Standing up to be counted

March 21st   5th Sunday in Lent, Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  As well as being the first day of Spring, and of Passiontide, today is also the day of the Census – the day when we have to stand up and be counted. Or sit down and be counted, if you’re doing it online. If […]

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Shaken, not broken

Reflection   Sunday 7th March, by Revd Sue McCoan Picture the scene. You’ve come up, with a small group of people from your village, to celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem. This is a big deal – you’ve saved up to get here, you’ve been looking forward to it for ages, you’ve travelled maybe a couple of […]

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