Bible Readings

Sunday, May 20. Pentecost

  • Acts 2: 1-21 or Ezekiel 37: 1-14
  • Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b
  • Romans 8: 22-27 or Acts 2: 1-21
  • John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15

Sunday, May 13. Ascension. Mother’s Day

  • Acts 1: 1-11 Wait for the promise of the Father.
  • Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 God is king of all the earth.
  • Ephesians 1: 15-23 Christ is raised Lord of All.
  • Luke 24: 44-53 Witnesses, in Creed and Blessing.

Sunday, April 15. Easter 3. Divine yet human still.

  • Acts 3: 12-19 Repent therefore, and turn to God.
  • Psalm 4 Evening Prayer for help.
  • 1 John 3: 1-7 Children of God, now and yet to be.
  • Luke 24: 36b-48 A ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones,

Sunday, April 8. Easter 2. What a difference a week makes.

  • Acts 4. 32-35 Life in common.
  • Psalm 133 The blessing of godly harmony.
  • 1 John 1. 1-2.2 God is Light. There is no darkness at all in God.
  • John 20.19-31 Seeing after the Resurrection.

Lent 3
March 4, 2018 A Covenant in Stone & HC

  • Exodus 20:1-17 The Ten words of the Covenant
  • Psalm 19 A Covenant to the ends of the earth
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 What is obvious is not always seen
  • John 2:13-22 Jesus is the sign

Lent 2
February 25, 2018 A Covenant in Name

  • Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God makes a covenant with Abram
  • Psalm 22:23-31 Forsaken? No, we are heard!
  • Romans 4:13-25 Being convinced of God
  • Mark 8:31-38 Being offended when Jesus doesn't suit us.

Epiphany 3 – Jesus is the good news
January 21, 2018 Come, and See, and having been seen, follow.

  • Jonah 3:1-5, 10 You may run but you cannot hide
  • Psalm 62:5-12 for God alone, my soul waits … (dare we wait that long?)
  • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 live life with feeling, ambivalence is not on.
  • Mark 1:14-20 The good news, then and now?

 

Epiphany 2 – Awakening faith
January 14, 2018 Come, and be Seen…, 

  • 1 Samuel 3.1-10 (11-20) When eyes go dim, but lamp in not yet out.
  • Psalm 139.1-6 (13-18) the Lord who knows me
  • 1 Corinthians 6.12-20 it may be lawful, but it may not be good
  • John 1.43-51 Introductions to Jesus; Philip & Nathanael.

 

Epiphany 1 – Jesus, the Beloved Son of God
January 7, 2018 Now we shall know him as he is!

  • Genesis 1:1-5 out of the waters of death, life rises
  • Psalm 29 worship the Lord in holy splendour.
  • Acts 19:1-7 A Spirit baptism
  • Mark 1:4-11 baptised, from broken waters to foreboding waters.

October 1, 2017 Pentecost 17A

  • Exodus 17:1-7 or Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 ” now, we want a drink!”
  • Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 or Psalm 25:1-9 have we forgotten what the Lord has done?
  • Philippians 2:1-13 sharing in the spirit & mind of Christ
  • Matthew 21:23-32 It is not easy to change our mind.

September 24, 2017 Pentecost 16A

  • Exodus 16:2-15 or Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Complaints – Quailing & Bad Mannas
  • Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 145:1-8 A Glad departure
  • Philippians 1:21-30 the privilege of faith & suffering
  • Matthew 20:1-16 an envious or provocative generosity?

September 17, 2017 Pentecost 15A

  • Exodus 14:19-31 or Genesis 50:15-21 – God makes a way through
  • Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 or Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 – a song of salvation
  • Romans 14:1-12 – what is there to quarrel
  • Matthew 18:21-35 – forgiveness, why does it have to be me who forgives?

10 September Pentecost 14

  • Exodus 12: 1-14 Psalm 149
  • Romans 13: 8-14 Matthew 18: 15-20

Pentecost 12A Sunday 27 August, 2017 (Baptism of Kate Grandy)

  • Exodus 3:1-15 or Jeremiah 15:15-21 Moses meets God
  • Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c or Psalm 26:1-8 the glory of the Holy Name
  • Romans 12:9-21 all this is prefaced by the great/tender mercies of God
  • Matthew 16:21-28 the church and the keys of the kingdom

Sunday, 20 August. Pentecost 11

  • Genesis 45: 1-15 Redemption, providence and the ways of God
  • Psalm 133 or Psalm 67. The pain and the pleasure of family unity
  • Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32 When disobedience meets mercy
  • Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28. A desperate faith, mercy out of bounds.

Sunday, 13 August. Pentecost 10.

  • Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 or 1 Kings 19:9-18 Favouritism breeds resentment
  • Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b or Psalm 85:8-13 God prepares a way
  • Romans 10: 5-15 Those who call on the Lord …
  • Matthew 14: 22-33 Peter called to the Lord, “Save me.”

 

Sunday 6 August, Pentecost 9, Holy Communion

  • Genesis 32: 22-31 or Isaiah 55:1-5 What does Jacob’s limp mean?
  • Psalm 17: 1-7, 15 or Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21. A night-time test
  • Romans 9: 1-5 “… for the sake of my own people”
  • Matthew 14: 13-21 “ … send the crowds away” (or let them stay?)

Sunday 30 July, Pentecost 8

  • Genesis, 29: 15-28 Jacob, Leah and Rachel. What is God saying here?

  • Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 119:129-136: God reminds us of his promise
  • Romans 8: 26-39 The Spirit works for us, with us, and in us.
  • Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 Bringing out the riches of the kingdom.

 

Sunday 23 July, Pentecost 7

  • Genesis 28: 10-19a Jacob, alone in an unfamiliar land dreams of a stairway
  • Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24 God knows us better than we know ourselves.
  • Romans 8:12-25 Live by the Spirit.
  • Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 Seed sown which grows up with the weeds.

 

Sunday 16 July Pentecost 6

  • Genesis 25: 19-34 Isaac’s two sons and a sibling rivalry
  • Psalm 119: 105-112 You keep my mind on the right path
  • Romans 8: 1-11 Life in the Spirit, by the Spirit.
  • Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 Seeds in good soil.

 

Sunday 9 July, 2017, Pentecost 5

  • Genesis 24.34-67 Isaac marries Rebekah
  • Psalm 45.10-15 prelude to a royal wedding
  • Romans 7.15-25a Paul, from inner conflict to praise
  • Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30 From ambivalence to rest

 

Sunday July 2. Pentecost 4.

  • Genesis 22: 1-14 Abraham, Isaac and a stone altar
  • Psalm 13 After the lament, is a song
  • Romans 6: 12-23 God’s gift, is life.
  • Matthew 10: 40-42 A welcomer’s welcome …

 

Sunday June 25. Pentecost 3

  • Genesis 21. 8-21 Isaac and Ishmael; both my sons
  • Psalm 86. 1-10, 16-17 You alone are God
  • Romans 6. 1b-11 Alive to God
  • Matthew 10. 24-39 Find your life … by losing

Sunday, June 18. Pentecost 2

  • Genesis 18. 1-15 Laughing at God
  • Ps 116.1-4, 12-19 Listening to my voice
  • Romans 5. 1-8 Peace, access, presence
  • Matthew 9. 35 -10.8 Looking at the world with compassion

Sunday June 11. Trinity

  • Genesis 1: 1 – 2:4a God, Creator, Word, and Spirit – the beginning.
  • Psalm 8 Humanity in the fingertips of God
  • 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13 In the name of the Three.
  • Matthew 28: 16-20 The name of God is, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Sunday. June 4. Pentecost. The Day of the Spirit

  • Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30 The Spirit gives ability.
  • Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Lord, you renew the face of the ground.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21 We all drink of one Spirit
  • John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39. Spirit breathed Peace.

 

Readings for the Ascension

  • Acts 1:1-11 Looking up, looking down, looking out …
  • Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 The LORD is King
  • Ephesians 1: 15-23 The power to raise up, and take your seat
  • Luke 24: 44-53 Jesus lead them out, and left them …

 

Sunday, May 28. Easter 7. The Ascension

  • Acts 1: 6-14 Waiting in in-between times
  • Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 A rising that shakes the earth
  • 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 Do not be surprised if we suffer with Christ
  • John 17:1-11 Your and mine, yours is mine

 

Sunday, May 21. Easter 6

  • Acts 17: 22-31 The Gospel comes to Athens
  • Psalm 66: 8-20 God has truly listened
  • 1 Peter 3: 13-22 In exchange for doing the right
  • John 14: 15-21 We receive, the Spirit of Truth

 

Readings for Mothers’ Day

  • Isaiah 49. 13-14; 66. 10-13. It is unthinkable for a mother forget her child
  • Luke 13. 31-35 God as a what? A mother hen!

 

Sunday, May 14. Easter 5. Mothers’ Day

  • Acts 7: 55-60 The martyrdom of Stephen.
  • Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16 Faith in the time of dying.
  • 1 Peter 2: 2-10 A stone by any other name is precious.
  • John 14: 1-14 In Jesus name …

 

Sunday, May 7. Easter 4A – Holy Communion

  • Acts 2: 42-47 Devoted to each other-signs of God’s new community
  • Psalm 23 Do I have to say anything at all?
  • 1 Peter 2: 19-25 What kind of freedom is this?
  • John 10: 1-10 Gates, front doors, back doors. That’s what gates are for.

Sunday, April 30. Easter 3A – Awakening faith.

  • Acts 2: 14a, 36-41 As witnesses, this is our story
  • Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19 I love the Lord because …
  • 1 Peter 1: 17-23 Christ, destined from the foundation of the world
  • Luke 24: 13-35 (36-49) Resurrection includes body and matter;
  • the Emmaus Road is our journey to awakened faith.

Sunday, April 23. Easter 2A, Baptism Service for Lincoln Luca Gale

  • Acts 2. 14a, 22-32 Listen to what I say
  • Psalm 16 The path of life
  • 1 Peter 1. 3-9 A living hope
  • John 20. 19-31 Resurrection breath

Sunday, April 16. Evening Service – The day you gave us Lord is ended.

  • Luke 24: 13-32. The Emmaus Road, The first walk with the risen Christ.

Sunday, April 16. Easter Sunday.

  • Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31: 1-6
  • Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24
  • Colossians 3: 1-4 or Acts 10:34-43
  • John 20: 1-18 or Matthew 28: 1-10

 

Readings for Passion Sunday:

  • Isaiah 50: 4-9a The servant of God cannot be shamed
  • Psalm 31: 9-16 Scorned and spent
  • Philippians 2: 5-11 Tho I be empty, I be full
  • Matthew 26:14 – 27:66 or Matthew 27: 11-54. Betrayal to condemnation. It was utterly complete

Sunday, April 9. Palm Sunday. Passion Sunday. Readings for Palm Sunday:

  • Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 What is the gate the Lord must pass through?
  • Matthew 21:1-11 He came on a donkey, is both question and exclamation?!

 

Sunday, April 2. Lent 5

  • Ezekiel 37: 1-14 What the Lord knows- that these bones may live
  • Psalm 130 For the soul that waits …
  • Romans 8: 6-11 The Spirit of Christ lives in us
  • John 11: 1-45 Lazarus; seeing is believing

Sunday, March 26. Lent 4

  • 1 Samuel 16: 1-13 What the Lord sees, a shepherd boy.
  • Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd
  • Ephesians 5: 8-14 Tight on the inside
  • John 9: 1-41 The blind who see, how can this be?

 

Sunday, March 19. Lent 3

  • Exodus 17: 1-7 A dying thirst
  • Psalm 95 Singing and straying, let us return to the Lord
  • Romans 5: 1-11 A long way from God
  • John 4: 5-42 A Samaritan woman at the well You can’t get further than that.

 

 

Sunday, March 12. Lent 2

  • Genesis 12: 1-4a Call and blessing
  • Psalm 121 Our help comes from the Lord
  • Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17 The faith of our ancestors
  • John 3: 1-17 Nicodemus comes to Jesus

Sunday, March 5. Lent 1. Holy Communion

  • Genesis 2: 15-17; 3:1-7. Coverup-fig leaves and loin cloths?
  • Psalm 32 No need to hide
  • Romans 5: 12-19 From Adam to Jesus, all it takes in one
  • Matthew 4: 1-11 Temptation is real

Wednesday, March 1. Ash Wednesday – Blessing the Dust

  • Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12. Return to God with all your heart
  • Psalm 51: 1-17 The anguish of sin
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10. For what it takes …
  • Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Where you find your treasurer

February 26. Transfiguration. Last Epiphany. (Pancake Service)

  • Exodus 24: 12-18 Entering the cloud of the LORD!
  • Psalm 2 or Psalm 99 There are kings, there is a King.
  • 2 Peter 1: 16-21 Interpreting messages from clouds
  • Matthew 17: 1-9 Jesus came and touched them …

 

Sunday, February 19. Epiphany 7.

  • Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18 Practical Holiness; just like God.
  • Psalm 119: 33-40 Teach me, give me, lead me, turn my heart and eyes.
  • 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23. One foundation, many builders.
  • Matthew 5: 38-48 Practical perfection; just like God.

 

Sunday, February 12. Epiphany 6.

  • Deuteronomy 30:15-20 We have a choice, but we are called to say “Yes!”
  • Psalm 119: 1-8 The Psalmist longs to follow God’s ways
  • 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 How we are together.
  • Matthew 5: 21-37 “You have heard it said… but I say to you…”

 

Sunday, February 5. Epiphany 5.

  • Isaiah 58: 1-9a, (9b-12) You shall raise up the foundations.
  • Psalm 112: 1-9, (10) Righteousness endures forever.
  • 1 Corinthians 2: 1-12, (13-16) We have the mind of Christ.
  • Matthew 5: 13-20 Salt, light, and exceeding righteousness.

 

Sunday, January 29. Epiphany 4.

  • Micah 6: 1-8 The requirement of God
  • Psalm 15 Walking with God, walking like God.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Foolishness, wisdom, stumbling block or building block?
  • Matthew 5: 1-12 We call them “the Beatitudes,” Jesus calls

 

Sunday, January 22. Epiphany 3After John was arrested, Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

  • Isaiah 9. 1-4.
  • Matthew 4. 12-23

Sunday, January 15. Epiphany 2. Look, come and see, the lamb who is the messiah.

  • Isaiah 49. 1-7.
  • John 1. 29-42

January 8. The Baptism of Jesus. Baptised to serve

  • Isaiah 42. 1-9.
  • Matthew 3. 13-17

January 6. Epiphany. We have come to worship the child.

  • Isaiah 60. 1-6.
  • Matthew 2.1-12

New Years Day. January 1, 2017. Who are the least, the stranger, and who is Jesus?

  • Ecclesiastes 3. 1-14
  • Matthew 25. 31-46

 

Sunday, December 25. Christmas Day. We found the Baby Jesus!

  • Isaiah 52. 7-10 How beautiful, this message from God
  • Psalm 98 How can a baby judge all the earth?
  • Hebrews 1. 1-4, 5-12 Jesus comes to us from long ago.
  • John 1. 1-14 A ray of hope, has come into the world.

 

Saturday. December 24. Christmas Eve. O What a night!

  • Isaiah 9. 2-7 On us a great light has shined
  • Psalm 96 We have a new song to sing, alleluia!
  • Titus 2. 11-14 The grace of God has appeared, brining salvation to all
  • Luke 2. 1-20 The night when Christ was born.

Sunday, December 18 . Advent 4. Morning Carols Service

  • Isaiah 7. 10-16 What’s in a sign?
  • Psalm 80. 1-7, 17-17 Let it be your right hand upon me, Lord.
  • Romans 1. 1-7 … Called to belong to Jesus Christ,
  • Matthew 1. 18-25 Joseph will name him Jesus. God will name him Messiah (Christ)

Sunday, December 11. Advent 3. O Come let us Adore Him !!!

  • Isaiah 35:1-10 With singing they will return.
  • Psalm 146: 5-10 or Luke 1:47-55. In praise of God – out from the soul.
  • James 5: 7-10 The prophets – an example of patience.
  • Matthew 11: 2-11 John the Baptist – Is Jesus the One?

Sunday 4 December, 2016 Holy Communion, Advent 2

  • Isaiah 11.1-10 the peaceable kingdom, led by a child.
  • Psalm 72.1-7, 18-19 may all be blessed in the coming king's Son
  • Romans 15.4-13 the good news, for Jews & Gentiles alike
  • Matthew 3.1-12 Preparing the way- the wilderness will do it.

Sunday 27 November, 2016 Advent 1

  • Isaiah 2.1-5 In the days to come, we shall not learn war anymore.
  • Psalm 122 the gladness of going up to the house of the Lord
  • Romans 13.11-14 now is the time, salvation is nearer than before
  • Matthew 24.36-44 be ready, today and every day.

 Sunday 20 November, 2016 Reign of Christ

  • Jeremiah 23.1-6 a king of wisdom, righteousness & justice
  • Luke 1.68-79/Psalm 46 God in the midst
  • Colossians 1.11-20 Christ, the head & the first
  • Luke 23.32-43 Jesus, king and kingdom, a cross & crown

Sunday, November 13. Pentecost 26

  • Isaiah 65. 17-25 A vision of a new world.
  • Isaiah 12 or Psalm 98 All the world rejoices.
  • 2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13 Do not tire of doing good.
  • Luke 21. 5-19 Because of Jesus name.

Sunday, November 6. Pentecost 25. Holy Communion

  • Haggai 1. 15b-2.9 What was before, is now no longer.
  • Psalm 145. 1-5, 17-21 The Lord is just and kind
  • 2 Thessalonians 2. 1-5, 13-17 God is God, is to be trusted.
  • Luke 20. 27-38 God of the Living

Sunday, October 30. Pentecost 24. Fifth Sunday. Fellowship Service.

  • Habakkuk 1. 1-4, 2.1-4 The Prophet’s complaint and the Lord’s reply
  • Psalm 119. 137-144 The .word and the promise of the Lord.
  • 2 Thessalonians 1. 1-4, 11-12. For the Faith and Love growing among us
  • Luke 19. 1-10 Jesus and Zacchaeus.

Sunday, October 23. Pentecost 23. Prison ministry visit.

  • Jeremiah 14: 7-10, 19-22 Have we gone too far this time?
  • Psalm 65 The God who hears
  • 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18 I kept the faith
  • Luke 18: 9-14 I am not like the other. Really?

 

Sunday, October 16. Pentecost 22

  • Jeremiah 31. 27-34 The covenant on our hearts
  • Palm 119. 97-104 Your law is with me always
  • 2 Timothy 3.14-4.5 The inspiration of scripture
  • Luke 18. 1-8 Pray and do not lose heart

Alternate readings for this Mental Health Day of Prayer:

  • Lamentations 3: 19-26 Out of the depths I cry …
  • Psalm 130 Lord, hear my voice.
  • Matthew 11: 28-30 find rest for your souls

Sunday, October 9. Pentecost 21. Mental Health Day of Prayer

  • Jeremiah 29. 1, 4-7 Seek the good of the place where you live.
  • Psalm 66. 1-12 You brought us here, Lord.
  • 2 Timothy 2. 8-15 Even if we are not free, God is free.
  • Luke 17. 11-19 Taken for granted. Who are the grateful?

Sunday, October 2. Pentecost 20

  • Lamentations 1. 1-6 As weeps the city, so is the Lord
  • Lamentations 3. 19-26 or Psalm 137 When lament becomes revenge
  • 2 Timothy 1. 1-14 A gift rekindled, the faith that is within
  • Luke 17.. 5-10 Jesus and slaves

Sunday, September 25. Pentecost 19.

  • Jeremiah 32. 1-3a, 6-15. To deal fairly, and pay a fair price
  • Psalm 91. 1-6, 14-16 A long life with Lord.
  • 1 Tim 6. 6-19 To fall into temptation-beyond contentment
  • Luke 16. 19-31 Abraham, Lazarus and mercy too far away.

 

Sunday, September 18. Pentecost 18

  • Jeremiah 8. 18-9:1
  • Psalm 79. 1-9
  • 1Timothy 2. 1-7
  • Luke 16. 1-13

Sunday, September 11. Pentecost 17

  • Jeremiah 4. 11-12. 22-28
  • Psalm 14
  • 1Timothy 1. 12-17
  • Luke 15. 1-10

 

Sunday, September 4. Pentecost 16

  • Jeremiah 18. 1-11
  • Psalms. 138, 1-6. 13-18.
  • Philemon 1-21
  • Luke 14. 25-33

Sunday, August 28. Pentecost 15

  • Jeremiah 2. 4-13
  • Psalm 81. 1, 10-16
  • Hebrews 13. 1-8, 15-16
  • Luke 14. 1, 7-14

Sunday, August 21. Pentecost 14.

  • Jeremiah 1. 4-10 The Lord has touched my mouth.
  • Psalm 71. 1-6 From my mother’s womb.
  • Hebrews 12. 18-29 A better word than the blood of Abel.
  • Luke 13. 10-17 A woman, the synagogue, and the sabbath.

 

Sunday, August 14. Pentecost 13

  • Isaiah 5. 1-7 The Lord has done all that is possible.
  • Psalm 80. 1-2, 8-19 It’s been tough for the vine, but God will restore it
  • Hebrews 11. 29-12.2 The great cloud of witnesses.
  • Luke 12. 49-56 What does division mean?

Sunday, August 07. Pentecost 12 (Holy Communion)

  • Isaiah 1.1, 10-20 So you want to have a go, do you?
  • Psalm 50. 1-8, 22-23 God will not hold his tongue
  • Hebrews 11. 1-3, 8-16 That’s faith!
  • Luke 12. 32-40 Treasure in your heart.

Sunday, July 31. Pentecost 11

  • Hosea, 11. 1-11 The pain of loved that is scorned.
  • Psalm 107. 1-9, 43 The steadfast love of the Lord is forever.
  • Colossians 3. 1-11 Set our minds on things above.
  • Luke 12. 13-21 What does a divided inheritance mean?

 

24 July 2016. Pentecost 10

  • Hosea 1. 2-10 Hosea and Gomer: a parable of a faithful fool.
  • Psalm 52 You forgive us yet again, Lord.
  • Colossians 2. 6-15 We don’t need to supplement our faith.
  • Luke 11. 1-13 Learning to pray.

17 July 2016. Pentecost 9

  • Amos 8. 1-12 A famine for the word of the Lord
  • Psalm 52 Let us find refuge in God
  • Colossians 1. 15-28 The mystery, which is Christ in you
  • Luke 10. 38-42 Martha. Worried, Mary sat.

 

03 July 2016, Pentecost 7

  • 2 Kings 5. 1-14 The healing of Naaman. Sometimes we can overcomplicate things.
  • Psalm 30 These things will pass.
  • Galatians 6. 1- 16 From now on, is a new creation.
  • Luke 10. 1-11, 16-20 The kingdom has come near.

 

26 June 2016, Pentecost 6

  • 2 Kings 2. 1-2, 6-14 What Elisha asks for…
  • Psalm 77. 1-2, 11-20 God, have you forgotten to be God?
  • Galatians 5.1, 13-25 Freedom, yes. Freedom in Christ
  • Luke 9. 51-62 Following Jesus, no turning back

19 June 2016 Pentecost 5 (and the play is all over)

  • Kings 19. 1-4, 8-15a Elijah and the Silence of God
  • Psalm 42 and 43 A longing and a downcast soul
  • Galatians 3. 23-29 First, there is the promise
  • Luke 8. 26-39 Now, did you see what you came to see?

 

12 June 2016 Pentecost 4

  • 1 Kings 21. 1-10, 15-21a Ahab and Naboth, and a stolen vineyard
  • Psalm 5. 1-8 There is no evil in God.
  • Galatians 2. 15-21 Gentiles behaving like Jews?
  • Luke 7. 36-8:3 Dare we accuse, “What kind of person are you?” Simon did.

 

5 June 2016 Pentecost 3. Holy Communion

  • 1 Kings 17.8-16, (17-24) A handful of flour and a little oil in a jug.
  • Psalm 5.1-8 Our hope is in the lord.
  • Galatians 1.11-24 A gospel not of our making
  • Luke 7.36-8.3 “I say to you, rise.”

29 May 2016 Chaplaincy Sunday. (Guest: Rev Dennis Harth) Pentecost 2

  • 1 Kings 18. 20-21, 30-39 Elijah, Ahab and the one true God.
  • Psalm 96 the Lord is God, let us honour this.
  • Galatians 1. 1-12 the gospel of the grace of God in Jesus
  • Luke 7. 1-10 If often takes an outsider; listen to the centurions.

22 May 2016 Trinity Sunday. Pentecost 1

  • Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 Wisdom calling from the ages of ages
  • Psalm 8 A hand crafted world
  • Romans 5: 1-5 Hope through hope, love poured in
  • John 16: 12-15 What’s mine is yours; the Spirit, the Son and the Father.

15 May 2016 Pentecost 

  • Acts 2.1-21 It was the day of Pentecost and the Spirit came.
  • Psalm 104.24-34, 35b Life in the face of God, the breathe God gives.
  • Romans 8.14-17 We call God, Abba, Father, that’s the Spirit.
  • John 14.8-17, 25-27 I am with you, and the Spirit is with you.

 

8 May 2016 Easter 7. Ascension of Jesus. Mothers’ Day

  • Acts 16.16-34 Paul and Silas, released from the depths
  • Psalm 97 The exalted Lord
  • Revelation 22. 12-21 Maranatha, inviting the presence of Jesus
  • John 17. 20-26 A shared glory

 

1 May 2016 Easter 6

  • Acts 16. 9-15 Paul, women, the Sabbath and the place of prayer
  • Psalm 67 Blessing, praise and God’s face upon us
  • Revelation 21. 10; 22-22.5 The vision of the holy city.
  • John 14. 23-29 “I am going away, and I am coming to you.”

 

24 April 2016 Easter 5. (includes ANZAC remembrance)

  • Acts 11. 1-18 What the Spirit told me.
  • Psalm 148 Praise to the God of all.
  • Revelation 21. 1-6 A new heaven and a new earth.
  • John 13. 31-35 What makes a new commandment?

 

 17 April 2016 Easter 4 (includes evening service)

  • Acts 9. 36-43 “Tabitha, get up.”
  • Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd.
  • Revelation 7. 9-12 Salvation belongs to God and the Lamb.
  • John 10. 22-30 The Father and I are One.

 10 April 2016 Easter 3 

  • Acts 9. 1-6 (7-20) Saul is blinded before he sees
  • Psalm 30 O Lord, be my helper
  • Revelation 5. 11-14 Worship in heaven
  • John 21. 1-19 After the supper, come the breakfast

03 April 2016 Easter 2  Holy Communion

  • Acts 5. 27-32 The gift of repentance and the grace of forgiveness
  • Psalm 118. 14-29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
  • Revelation 1. 4-8 A letter to the churches
  • John 20.19-23 Spirit breathed forgiveness

Easter Sunday

  • Acts 10. 34-43 Peter preaches the resurrection
  • Psalm 118. 1-2, 14-24 The Lord is my salvation
  • 1 Corinthians 15. 19-26 The logic of the resurrection
  • Luke 24. 1-12 The first day of the week, a new order begins.

Good Friday

  • Isaiah 52. 13-53.12 Not a pretty sight.
  • Psalm 22 Even God asks where is God
  • Hebrews 10. 16-25 Hanging in there, it’s called perseverance.
  • John 18. 1-19.42 It starts with betrayal.

20 March 2016 Lent 6 Palm/Passion Sunday

  • Isaiah 50. 4-9a
  • Psalm 118. 1-2, 19-29
  • Philippians 2. 5-11
  • Luke 19. 28-40

Additional readings for Passion Sunday:

  • Psalm 31. 9-16
  • Luke 22. 14-23-56

 

13 March 2016 Lent 5

  • Isaiah 43. 16-21 What is the new thing God is about to do?
  • Psalm 126 God restores our fortunes?
  • Philippians 3. 4b-14 Leaving the past behind, we press on
  • John 12. 1-8 Mary anoints Jesus, Judas objects.

6 March 2016  Lent 4. Holy Communion

  • Joshua 5.9-12 Passover in the land
  • Psalm 32 The joy of being forgiven
  • 2 Cor 5.16-21 Seeing through Christ
  • Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32 Parables of the Lost

28 February 2016 Lent 3

  • Isaiah 55.1-9 Seeking the Lord while the Lord is near
  • Psalm 63.1-8 Thirsting for the lord
  • 1 Corinthians 10.1-13 God’s strength in our testing times
  • Luke 13.1-9 Are there good sinners and bad sinners?

21 February 2016 Lent 2

  • Genesis 15.1-12, 17-18 God’s covenant with Abram.
  • Psalm 27 What is the one thing to ask of the Lord?
  • Philippians 3.17-4.1 Keep on, pay attention and be proud.
  • Luke 13.31-35 Jesus, Jerusalem, prophets and chooks.

14 February 2016 Lent 1

  • Dt 26.1-11 Let us remember and celebrate what the Lord has done for us.
  • Psalm 91.1-2, 9-16 Living in the shelter of God
  • Romans 10.8b-13 Calling on the name of the Lord
  • Luke 4.1-13 It is only temptation if it is possible.

10 February 2016(Wednesday) Ash Wednesday

  • Psalm 51.1-17 A soul searching prayer
  • Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 What is your heart’s desire?

07 February 2016 Transfiguration of Jesus

  • Exodus 34.29-35 Aglow from the presence of God
  • Psalm 99 The Lord our God is Holy
  • 2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2 A transforming glory
  • Luke 9.28-36, 37-43 Glory up, Glory down.

31 January 2016  Epiphany 4

  • Jeremiah 1.4-10 Before you knew, God …
  • Psalm 71.1-6 For the whole of my life
  • 1 Corinthians 1.1-13 Do you know what love is?
  • Luke 4.21-30 Hometown prophet, amazement to rejection

24 January 2016 Epiphany 3

  • Nehemiah 8.1-10 Ezra reads the scroll of the Law
  • Psalm 19 Creation speaks out of god’s glory
  • 1 Corinthians 12.12-31a The gifts and the members
  • Luke 4.14-21 After the temptations comes the ministry

17 January 2016  Epiphany 2

  • Isaiah 62.1-15; 1 Cor.12.1-11; John 2.1-11 Jesus, restorer of Joy, when the wine runs out.

10 January 2016  Epiphany 1 

  • Isaiah 61.1-4; Acts 8.14-17; Luke 3.15-22 By Water and by Spirit. See how he loves us.

03 January  2016

  • Jer.31.7-14; Ephesians 3.3-14; John 1.1-18. Jesus, the word of all words