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: 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.

Service Date: 12 February, 2017

Worship was led by the Revd. Robert Beard who preached on Thomas a Kempis' The imitation of Christ' and its relevance to the gospel reading, Matthew 5 vv 21 - 37 where Jesus is teaching people to avoid  not only evil deeds but also evil thoughts and feelings which give rise to evils deeds.

Service Date: 5 February, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Dr. David Stec who preached on Jesus's statement 'Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them.'

Service Date: 29 January, 2017

Worship was led by the Revd. Robert Beard

Service Date: 22 January, 2017


Worship was led by Mrs.Jenny Carpenter who preached on the theme 'crossing barriers.' There are natural barriers and human- created barriers in our world. The story of the Prodigal Son is full of barriers; by the end of the parable some have been broken down; some are still there. Paul preached a ministry of reconciliation and reconciliation between Christian denominations is progressing.

Service Date: 15 January, 2017

Worship was led by the Revd. Dr.Keith Albans who preached on the theme 'What do you want? What are you looking for?' - the question Jesus asked of John's disciples.
 

Service Date: 8 January, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard who preached on the challenge of living as Christians in an unchristian society. The exiled Jews faced a similar challenge - how to maintain their identity in a society whose beliefs and practices were very different from their own. Isaiah's message gives a vision of what it is to be God's people living in hostile circumstances.

Service Date: 1 January, 2017

The service was planned by the Worship Group. Instead of a sermon the congregation were invitied to discuss where they see the love of God in action, and how they respond.

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