System Restore

Reflection given by Revd Maggie Hindley Sunday 29th November 2020 A friend far away who is coming, traumatically, out of a traumatically abusive marriage, messaged me this week: One day, if I get there, I might be able to go right back to the beginning! That’s what’s needed to understand where I am today. Even […]

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Reflection: Using our gifts

Given to St. Andrew’s Ealing and Wembley Park URC by Revd Sue McCoan, Sunday 15th November 2020 Bible readings: Matt 25:14-30, Judges 4:1-7 The parable of the talents is a familiar story to many of us. The two servants who make the most of their talents are rewarded; the one who hides his talent is condemned […]

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Reflection 12th July

Reflection: ‘Good soil’ by Revd Sue McCoan  Our bible reading this morning is a very familiar story. As we often do these days, we will hear it in two parts; and we will hear the first part now, before we start reflecting.  Bible reading: Matt 13: 1-9 Jesus told parables, teaching stories, set in everyday […]

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Reflection 5th July

Reflection 5th July by Revd Sue McCoan  Yesterday was hailed as Liberation Day – or, in some of the papers, Super Saturday. After 100 days of lockdown, the pubs are open again! Hurrah! Also hairdressers and hotels and other businesses and, somewhere in the small print near the end of the article, places of worship. […]

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Reflection 28th June

Hymn: Let us build a house where love can dwell   © Marty Haugen 1994   Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan No prizes for guessing, from the hymn, that the theme for today is ‘welcome’ – the way we are made welcome, and the way we welcome others. It might seem like tactless timing, given that […]

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Reflection 21st June

Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  Last week, we reflected on freedom, partly because we were feeling the lack of it. This week I am reflecting on ‘Glory’, and after 2 months without a hairdresser I’m a bit short on that too. When I think of glory, it goes with splendour and majesty – pictures of […]

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Reflection 14th June

Reflection by Revd. Sue McCoan  If you’ve been watching anything on commercial TV lately, and you’ve seen the adverts, you will almost certainly have seen the one inviting people to pick this year’s crops. For umpteen years now, most of the soft fruit and summer vegetables in this country have been picked by seasonal workers, […]

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Reflection Trinity Sunday

Reflection by Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch  I can remember speaking at an ecumenical conference some years ago and mentioning the Trinity. During the question time a Methodist minister commented ‘oh that’s the Sunday Methodist ministers have off and the service is left to the lay preachers.’ Well I was pretty impressed that Methodist lay preachers […]

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Reflection: Pentecost

Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan ‘When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place’. Familiar words, that start our bible reading for today, Pentecost Sunday. We’ll hear the reading shortly. But in preparation for that, I’d like to reflect on what Pentecost meant before it became known to us as […]

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