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Sermon on Luke 10:1-20

‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few’ As Autumn draws on, we witness in the formation of seeds, the gathering of the forces that will endure, enabling the next cycle of growing, fruiting and harvest. And in the ripening fruit we receive the gift of nature, which sustains our life.  The ancient cultures of […]

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Homily by Peter van Breda – homelessness

15th August, 2020 Dear FriendsIn the German language the concept or word ‘Heimat’ has played a definitive role in that culture spanning many centuries. It is not a word that one can easily translate into English; we might render it ‘our home or homestead’ which is close but not quite what it means. In Russia […]

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Address relating to John 3 by Tom Ravetz

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” […]

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Sermon on John 1 by Tom Ravetz

The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the […]

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Freedom and Love – a Homily by Peter van Breda

In our early childhood we are most happy when we are with our family, embedded in its warmth and security. Even in our childhood we have a growing urge to experience freedom, to escape the nest and start looking more independently at the world around us. Come adolescence we grab the first opportunity to spread […]

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Sermon for Whitsun by Revd Selina Horn

John 14: 23-31 The heavens and the earth are in a beautiful relationship with each other. Celebrating Ascension was to renew our awareness of this relationship. Christ weaves and lives in both realms. The plants and trees are visible signs of the harmonious relationship of the earth and the sky. Human beings are a visible […]

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Address for Whitsun by Revd Tom Ravetz

Whitsun Address Tom Ravetz When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on […]

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Contemplation on the Whitsun Gospel by Revd Bastiaan Baan

In the middle of the Gospel of St. John, in the middle of the long final conversations of Christ with His disciples, there is an enigmatic sentence. What does He mean with these words? “Rise, let us go hence.” (John 14:31) Thereafter, as if this sentence had never been spoken, the river of words flows […]

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