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Sunday, 31st December 2017 - 1st Sunday of Christmas - Judy Parson
Starting from the lectionary readings from Isaiah and Luke, Judy explores the importance of a name and a new name, both during the Christmas season and as Matteo is brought for baptism. She then looks back on the church's fundraising over the last 12 months, and looks forward to the ways in which we will share the love and light of Christ over the next year. Judy ends by launching our Plataria Link appeal.
Sunday, 12th March 2017 - 2nd Sunday of Lent - David Parson
Referring to passages from the psalms, David considers what it is that God wants us to say to him, and what protection he promises us in this world.
Sunday, 5th March 2017 - FairTrade Sunday - Judy Parson
First a video illustrating the inequalities which exist in the world. Then, using passages from Isaiah, Luke, James & Micah, Judy explores how God's purpose for the world, the mission of Jesus, and justice are inextricably linked, and challenges us to respond.
Sunday, 26th February 2017 - Sunday Next before Lent - David Parson
David looks at the lectionary readings from 2 Peter and Matthew about The Transfiguration, and asks: What Happened? What Does It Mean? What's The Point For Us Today?
Sunday, 19th February 2017 - 2nd Sunday before Lent - Rev Philip Elliott
Using the lectionary readings from Genesis 1 and Matthew 6, and the teaching of St Augustine of Hippo, Philip considers some of the things that God promises for this life, and therefore what we can expect of him.
Judy then introduces a video promoting a Lent program - 40 Acts.
Sunday, 5th February 2017 - Eco-Cafe Church Communion - Judy Parson
Judy looks briefly at the links between loving God, loving his creation, and seeking justice for all people.
Sunday, 29th January 2017 - The Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Rev Brian Ellis
Using the lectionary readings from Malachi 3, Hebrews 2 & Luke 2, Brian encourages us to picture ourselves in the scene at the Temple, and challenges us to have the joy and faith of Simeon and Anna.
Sunday, 22nd January 2017 - Third Sunday of Epiphany - David Parson
Exploring the lectionary readings from Isaiah 9 and Matthew 4, David explores what the centre of Jesus' messages was, and whether that message is the same as our message today.
Sunday, 4th December 2016 - Second Sunday of Advent & Patronal Festival - Rev Brian Ellis
Starting from the lectionary reading from Isaiah 61, Brian shows us how the Advent 2 theme of Peace lies at the heart of the Gospel, and should run through every aspect of our lives. This was a united service for the four West Ridgeway churches.
Sunday, 27th November 2016 - First Sunday of Advent - David Parson
David looks at ways we can respond to living in The Last Days, through readings from Isaiah and Matthew, and Stuart Townend's Immanuel.
Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 - All Souls Day - Rev Philip Elliott
Philip reflects on readings from Revelation 21 and John 14, and (from 06:15) reads a Roll of Remembrance.
Sunday, 30th October 2016 - All Saints - Rev Brian Ellis
Brian shows us through the prophecy of Isaiah and the teachings of Jesus that we are not good judges of saints and sinners, as we ourselves as Christians are both.
Sunday, 15th May 2016 - Pentecost - Rev Brian Ellis
Brian encourages us that 'traditional' Christianity isn't to be found in the four walls of a church, nor can we ever accurately define it; rather the Christianity that erupted at Pentecost was unpredictable and everywhere.
Sunday, 8th May 2016 - Re-imagine Prayer - Rev Brian Ellis
Brian invites us, through dance, movement & music, to re-imagine how we can pray. He closes with God's freely-given offer of the Water of Life for all.
Sunday, 3rd April 2016 - Doubting Thomas, and Collaborative Ministry - Rev Philip Elliott
Philip asks us whether Thomas hasn't had rather a bad press down the years. And a week before our APCM, we are encouraged to continue to take an active role in the life and direction of our church.
Sunday, 9 October 2011 - Christianity or God-ianity - Rev Richard Simmons
A week after Walk West Dorset returned to their homes, Richard asks us, "What do you think about Christianity?