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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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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