Reflection 9th August

Reflection given at St. Anddrew`s URC Ealing by Revd Sue McCoan Have you ever had a day when things didn’t turn out quite as you expected? Maybe things going wrong – the milk’s off, your shoelace breaks, your train is cancelled – or sometimes nice surprises. On Monday, I was setting off to go to […]

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Resuming worship in church

** Nov Worship in church suspended until the end of the month. 1030am service online only ** Grace and peace be with you. I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well. We will return to church cautiously and in stages – and nobody should feel under any pressure to attend, including […]

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Eco Church

St Andrew’s URC has registered as an Eco Church, and begun a journey to reduce our carbon footprint and bring our concern for God’s good Earth into all aspects of our church life. ‘Eco Church’ is a project of the Christian environmental group A Rocha, which provides a lot of resources to support ‘greening’ the church […]

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Reflection 19th July

Reflection I mentioned earlier that, for the next 2 Sundays, our zoom services will be in the evening at 6pm, and then on 9th August we meet again online in the morning. But some of you will be going back to your own churches, as they reopen for worship; some who have been regular participants […]

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Reflection 12th July

Reflection: ‘Good soil’ by Revd Sue McCoan  Our bible reading this morning is a very familiar story. As we often do these days, we will hear it in two parts; and we will hear the first part now, before we start reflecting.  Bible reading: Matt 13: 1-9 Jesus told parables, teaching stories, set in everyday […]

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Reflection 5th July

Reflection 5th July by Revd Sue McCoan  Yesterday was hailed as Liberation Day – or, in some of the papers, Super Saturday. After 100 days of lockdown, the pubs are open again! Hurrah! Also hairdressers and hotels and other businesses and, somewhere in the small print near the end of the article, places of worship. […]

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Reflection 28th June

Hymn: Let us build a house where love can dwell   © Marty Haugen 1994   Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan No prizes for guessing, from the hymn, that the theme for today is ‘welcome’ – the way we are made welcome, and the way we welcome others. It might seem like tactless timing, given that […]

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Ga Dangme Fellowship 28th June

Good afternoon Brethren,   As children of God, we are not exempt from the mountain top and valley experiences of life. Nevertheless, I do hold the firm belief that the God of the mountain is the God of the Valley just as He is also the God of both the night time and the day […]

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28 June

Lectionary Bible readings: Jeremiah 28.5-9; Psalm 89.1-4,15-18; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42 O God, your Spirit draws us into your presence, and so we come – drawn by love, upheld by grace – to encounter Jesus, our Saviour. We know him as our master. We know him as our friend. In him we see the Father, whose […]

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