System Restore

Reflection given by Revd Maggie Hindley Sunday 29th November 2020 A friend far away who is coming, traumatically, out of a traumatically abusive marriage, messaged me this week: One day, if I get there, I might be able to go right back to the beginning! That’s what’s needed to understand where I am today. Even […]

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Reflection: Using our gifts

Given to St. Andrew’s Ealing and Wembley Park URC by Revd Sue McCoan, Sunday 15th November 2020 Bible readings: Matt 25:14-30, Judges 4:1-7 The parable of the talents is a familiar story to many of us. The two servants who make the most of their talents are rewarded; the one who hides his talent is […]

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Remembrance

Sermon given by Revd. Sue McCoan on Remembrance Sunday 2020 Bible reading: Psalm 46 I trained for ministry at Westminster College, Cambridge. One morning, I was cycling back from a lecture at Ridley Hall into the centre of Cambridge, one of a stream of bicycles, when all of a sudden the bike in front of […]

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1st November

Sermon Bible reading:  Matt 23:1-12 A certain town had a taxi-driver, who was regarded by all as a menace on the road. He drove too fast, and without any care – but since his was the only taxi, everybody used his car. One day, though, his luck ran out. Driving home from his last passenger, […]

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Reflections 23rd August

St Andrews Ealing Sunday 23rd August 2020 Preacher: Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch Readings: Isaiah 51.1-6 Psalm 138 Romans 12.1-8 Matthew 16.13-20   Introduction: The names we give to Jesus In the Gospel for today, we read firstly of Jesus asking a question of his disciples as to the views of the crowds around him: ‘who […]

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Reflection 16th August

Changing hearts – Matthew 15: 10-28 Reflection by Revd Maggie Hindley I reckon the first part of today’s gospel to be one of Jesus’ hard teachings. Watch what’s in your heart, he warns. I’m with Peter. Surely good people are indeed good people! Why go around digging into their motivations? What hope is there for […]

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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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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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