Monthly Archives: November 2011

End of the road for the bendy bus

I don’t travel on the 29 bus as often as I used to as I no longer have to travel regularly into Camden Town, so the news that the articulated ‘bendy’ buses were being withdrawn had passed me by. It … Continue reading

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Sermon: Waiting

It seems to me that the world is divided into two groups of people; those who are good at waiting and those who are not. Our upbringing and culture has quite a lot to do with it. I remember many … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: O come, O come Immanuel

Advent begins early this year, the consequence of Christmas Day being on a Sunday.  This week’s hymn is one of the most familiar Advent hymns and I will be using it twice in worship on Sunday; in morning worship we … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Great Surprise

Last Sunday in Ordinary Time (Christ the King Sunday) Year A Matthew 25: 31-46 This Sunday, the Sunday before Advent, marks the end of the annual cycle of lectionary readings. For the past year we have been guided by Matthew’s … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Sing we the king who is coming to reign

This Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent, and the theme explored by the lectionary readings is ‘Christ the King’ (or ‘the Reign of Christ’ if you prefer). So the hymn of the week is an appropriate choice. It also … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: O God, our help in ages past

Isaac Watts’ paraphrase of Psalm 90 is closely associated with Remembrance Sunday and will be sung at thousands of parades and church services this weekend. The hymn was first published in Watts’s Psalms of David (1719) under the title ‘Man … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Who is on the Lord’s side

I am not a huge fan of hymns with a military image, but this Sunday I made an exception and chose this as the last hymn. I was preaching on Joshua 24, the story of Joshua remaking the covenant at … Continue reading

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