Worship Reflections

Worship Reflections

Deeper Water

Rev Lucas Taylor’s Reflection, ‘Deeper Water’Bible Readings: Luke 5: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

Radical Inclusion

Rev Lucas Taylor’s Reflection ‘Radical Inclusion’ 3 February 2019Bible Readings: Luke 4: 21-36; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27

On Reconciliation

The following is the reflection delivered by Rev Lucas Tayor at the Service of Mourning for First Peoples held at Red Stringybark Picnic Area, Westerfolds Park, Templestowe on 27 January. For my whole life my uncle has the bare shell of an old Jaguar sports car under a tarpaulin tucked up the back of various carports and garages. As he is approaching retirement he has begun restoring it – a Jaguar XK150. In the 1950’s and 60’s Jaguars were pretty…

We are one

Hear Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘We are one’, delivered at Manningham Uniting Church, Westfield Drive, Doncaster on 6 January 2019 (Bible Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-12; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14).

Old and New Orders

Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘Old and New Orders’ delivered at Manningham Uniting Church, Westfield Drive, Doncaster, 18 November 2018 (Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 2: 1-10; Mark 13: 1-8)

The shape of Love

Matthew Julius reflects… When asked which commandment was first of all this prayer was the response Jesus gave. This prayer, known as the Shema, is the central prayer of the Jewish tradition. A week after the deadliest anti-Semitic terror attack in US history, let us never again forget that Jesus was Jewish. And that Jesus, and the earliest Jewish Christians, did not turn their backs on Judaism in order to become Christian. Let us, at this time, not turn our…

Know your place

Bible Readings: Job 38: 1-7, 34-41; Mark 10: 35-45 We’ve just heard two readings in which people are questioning and wrestling with their place among things:  Can we be seated in positions of advantage, Jesus? asks James and John.  Who are you to question the creator, the origin, destination and upholder of life, Job? So let us for a moment consider our place among things – and things place among us! <Video> We are part of an infinite…

Suffering, sadness and loss

Job 1:1, 2:1-10 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from…

Placing the child in the midst of a faith community

Well this is a very human scene.  The disciples are arguing about who is the greatest.  Never mind ‘who puts themselves first will be last’ and all that jazz, the disciples want to know who is the greatest disciple – so utterly human.  And into this argument Jesus calls a child and places him or her into the midst of it all….
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