Worship

In this section, we keep archives of many of our services. As you browse here, we hope you'll get a flavour of our worship, including the themes we look at, our hymns and our sermons.

Service Date: 16 April, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard  who preached on the Resurrection. We don't know what actually happened in the tomb between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Some of the people who saw Jesus on or after Easter Day saw, heard and touched a physical being. Others experienced somethng more mystical - a being who disapppeared through walls, who appeared suddenly beside them and could travel great distances very quickly. What matters is that the spirit and message of Jesus continues in us; everytime we respond to human need, Jesus is there.

Service Date: 13 April, 2017

Worship was led by the Revd. Robert Beard and included Communion

Service Date: 9 April, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Margaret Herbert

Service Date: 2 April, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard. Instead of a sermon, after some observations on the readings, the Revd. Beard encouraged a discussion on what inspires and motivates us. This  developed the ideas in the readings of the breath or spirit of God giving life and activating us.

Service Date: 26 March, 2017

Worship was led by the Revd. Robert Beard who preached on the origins of Mothering Sunday , its distinction with Mothers' Day, and the concept of a nurturing church.   Mothering Sunday falls on the Fourth Sunday in Lent, a period of preparation and nurturing. The Early Church developed that Sunday into a celebration in honour of the Mother of Jesus  who provided nurture to pious christians. We to-day are nurtured by Christ and have a reponsibility to nurture in return.

All the women in the congregation were given a spray of daffodils in recognition of their caring and nurturing role.

Service Date: 19 March, 2017

Worship was led by Mrs. Val Morrison who preached on the story of Jesus and the woman of Samaria, exploring its layers and significance to us today. When we offer help, do we accept help in return? What prejudices do we need to overcome? Simple acts and conversations can , when added together, have a huge impact. We can more effectively help people by understanding their situation.

Service Date: 12 March, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Canon Adrian Alker who preached on the meaning 0f  newness of life, focussing on Nicodemus' meeting with Jesus. Individuals and the Church need to move forward, to expand our understanding and experience. This will lead us to a new understanding of God and his love.

Service Date: 5 March, 2017

Worship was planned and led by St. Andrew's Worship Group. The theme was conflicting voices. The congregation was also encouraged to support the Water Aid Lent appeal by placing a coin in a jar either every time they used water or every time they saved water.

There was no sermon but two comments. The first drew together the readings. In the reading from Genesis, Adam and Eve obey the voice of the serpent, not that of God. In the Matthew reading, Jesus resists the tempting voice of the Devil while in the wilderness and remembers the words of God which he had heard at his baptism.  In his letter to the Romans, Paul reminds us how Christ's sacrifice reconciled human kind to  God again.

The second comment  spoke about our abundance of fresh water and the lack of it in some...

Service Date: 26 February, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard who prreached on the Transfiguration of Jesus and the significance of mountains in encounters with God. Erica Hill spoke about the work of Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care.

Service Date: 19 February, 2017

Worship was led by the Revd. Dr. Walter Houston who preached on Matthew chapter 5 verse 39 -'If anyone strikes you on the right cheek turn the other also.' Jesus is overturning the traditional macho dominated culture and emphasising loving and giving. We need to lay aside our pride and avoid being oversensitive and easily offended. Jesus suffered humiliation for us, as well as physical pain, at the crucifixion.

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