Easter Day sermon

But…..not what you might expect!  Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing by Revd Maggie Hindley, Easter Day, Sunday 17th April 2022  I was taught, many years ago, in relation to emotional literacy – I can’t remember what the context was – to be very careful in the use of the word but. But trumps whatever […]

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Easter Day service

An audio service recorded by Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch and members of the St. Andrew’s Ealing congregation for Easter Day. The Rev’d Dr Elizabeth Welch Opening Music:       St Andrews music group sing Alleluia Introduction Happy Easter! May this day be filled with Alleluias in the presence of the Risen Christ! I’m Elizabeth Welch, a URC minister […]

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Back to reality

We were delighted to welcome the new Thames North Synod Moderator, Revd George Watt, to St Andrew’s on 27th February.   Here is his sermon. Exodus 34.29-35 NRSVA Luke 9.28- 37-43 NRSVAA  Back to reality Both our readings today are extraordinary, out of this world. And there may be times (and now may be such a […]

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Forgiveness and justice

Sermon given by Revd Sue McCoan 20th Feb 2022 at St. Andrew’s Ealing  Genesis 45:3-11, 15 Luke 6:27-38 Jesus tells us to love our enemies; not to judge, but to forgive. We all know this is easier said than done; but forgiveness is difficult in two ways. It is difficult to do, personally, because it […]

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Hearing the call

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s URC Ealing, 6 Feb 2022, by Revd Sue McCoan Isaiah 6:1-8 Luke 5:1-11 The account of Jesus calling his first disciples is in all 4 gospels, so it’s clearly important – and there are 3 different versions of what took place. Matthew and Mark give us the edited highlights – […]

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When the wine runs out

Sermon given by Revd Sue McCoan 16th Jan 2022 at St. Andrew’s Ealing  John 2:1-11 The wine has run out. It is hard to overstate the disaster this would be for the host of a feast, at the time of Jesus. This was a culture with hospitality as a core value. You were expected to […]

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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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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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