Wembley Downs Uniting Church
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  • Standard Operating Procedure (Kirsten Lambert) 13.7.2008
    Romans 8:1-11 is one of those passages that is almost too well known. I find really difficult to read because I just tune out. As someone once said of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it is ‘full of quotations’. Liturgies and prayers and thousands of ser ... read more

  • There goes my everything! (Jim Malcolm) 29.6.2008
    Readings: Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42. Two weeks ago Sandy and I attended the Anglican Church in Dongara and listened to a sermon from our son, Matt, the local Anglican rector, about giving. It was special for us in ... read more

  • The enduring summons of Jesus (Terry Quinn) 22.6.2008
    Reading: Matthew 10:24-39 Robert Frost ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must ... read more

  • What do we regard as a miracle? (Karen Sloan) 15.6.2008
    Reading: Matthew 9:34-10:8 Just what do we regard as a miracle? Is it when a community seeks out and engages someone lonely and isolated with love and compassion? Is it when a mother forgives the drunk driver who killed her beloved daug ... read more

  • Heroes (Kirsten Lambert) 8.6.2008
    Readings: Matt 9: 9-13, 18-26; Gen 12:1-9; Romans 4:13-25 Have you ever noticed how when Hollywood attempts to film any of the biblical stories they can’t help but turn the characters into your typical heroes? In movies like “The Greatest Story ev ... read more

  • A portrait of Jesus (Revd Prof Bill Loader) 1.6.2008
    Reading: Matthew 7:21-29 In this passage we reach the climax of Jesus` first public address. The author of the Gospel according to Matthew paints his portrait of Jesus in a way that brings his importance home to his local congregations. The result ... read more

  • Into the Needle`s Eye (Revd Neville Watson) 25.5.2008
    Reading: Matthew 6: 24-34 Money is a crucial issue in the scriptures. There is more about money in the New Testament than any other subject than the Kingdom of God, and even then (as in our passage today) the two of them are linked together. When ... read more

  • Have you eaten? (Elaine Ledgerwood) 13.4.2008
    Have you eaten? To our western ears, this is such a strange way to start a conversation. We live in a world of diets and weight loss, so while it is possible that a person hasn’t eaten, it tends to be out of choice. In India, ‘Have you eaten?’ i ... read more

  • Resuscitation vs Resurrection (Revd David Robinson) 6.4.2008
    Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41, Luke 24: 13-35 Over the Easter period the media shows a lot of interest in what the Churches are doing and saying– and especially if the views expressed are at all controversial. The Anglican Dean of Perth, Dr Shepp ... read more

  • The Triumph of Love (Kirsten Lambert) 30.3.2008
    Reading: John 20:19-31 When I first read the verses that I had to preach on for today, it made me laugh. How ironic that I had to preach on doubting Thomas and the resurrection. Over the years I’m sure I’ve believed pretty much everything one can b ... read more

  • History is His Story (Revd Neville Watson) 23.3.2008
    Reading: Matthew 28:1-10 A few weeks ago Elva mentioned that she had found a sermon of mine that I preached ten years ago. I was somewhat flattered to think that for some reason or other someone had a ten year old sermon of mine. Elva wondered wheth ... read more

  • Palm Sunday (Revd Neville Watson) 16.3.2008
    What a day it was! It was one of the most important events in the life of Jesus. Am I exaggerating? No, providing you recognise its context in the story. The story so far Jesus lived in Palestine on the Mediterranean Sea. The geography o ... read more

  • Fullness of Life (Karen Sloan) 9.3.2008
    Readings: Ezekiel 37: 1-14; John 11: 1-45 I read an article the other week, which profoundly moved me and gave me a small insight into the human condition. It comes from a little column that appears weekly in the Weekend Australian and is tit ... read more

  • Blindness of the Heart (Terry Quinn) 2.3.2008
    Readings: John 9: 1-41 One of the fundamental causes of human suffering, of every kind of violence, of every injustice and every sin, is blindness not physical blindness, but blindness of the spirit, blindness of the heart, as the Bible calls it. ... read more

  • Thinking about Dying? (Revd Neville Watson) 24.2.2008
    I want today to preach a sermon on death and the afterlife. If you want a text it would be the words that we have heard and will increasingly hear in the near future – the words of committal heard in almost every funeral service:” Ashes to ashes, dus ... read more

  • Where the Devil Did Evil Come From? (Jim Malcolm) 10.2.2008
    Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 After a story like that it is tempting to say ‘What a load of rubbish!’ and preach on one of the other readings. But Rabbi Harold Kushner in his book ‘How good do we have to be’ has some words that challenge that approach. ... read more

  • Mountains (Revd David Robinson) 4.2.2008
    Readings: 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17: 1-9 The Theme for the service today is `Mountains`. We don’t have many in or around Perth but in some countries they are the dominant feature of the landscape. It would be hard to imagine Switzerland without ... read more

  • Reflection (Elaine Ledgerwood) 27.1.2008
    Well, it was Australia Day yesterday, how was it? [Get some feedback about what various people were doing on the day – fireworks, BBQ, beach etc – interrupted with a person coming in with a flag and claiming the land for the ‘kingdom of God’] ‘Re ... read more

  • New Understandings (Jodi Lambert) ..
    Readings: Isaiah 56: 1-8; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: 21-28

    In Isaiah, God we hear of a God who does not discriminate. All people are welcome in God`s house. God`s house is a place of welcome and prayer for all of God`s children, in ... read more

  • The Impossible Notion of Perfection (Karen Sloan) ..
    Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

    We live in a world that expects perfection. We are to have the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect children, and we are to be the perfect parents. Ouch, I think I might have failed there. I wanted the boys ... read more

  • Forgiveness 2 (Matthew Sloan) ..
    Readings: Psalm 16; Acts 2:14a, 22-32; John 20: 19-31

    What is the worst thing you have ever done? Have you done something to hurt someone physically, or to hurt someone emotionally? Have you done something that has affected someone`s l ... read more

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    A 2017 April 9 - Neville Watson and Karen Sloan: Palm Sunday - Part I ABC News Music

    (Karen) This is channel JEW coming to you from Jerusalem on the first day of the Passover Festival of year 32, the Festival of Freedom wh ... read more

  • The Impossible Notion of Perfection (Karen Sloan) ..
    Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

    We live in a world that expects perfection. We are to have the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect children, and we are to be the perfect parents. Ouch, I think I might have failed there. I wanted the boys ... read more

  • Forgiving (Karen Sloan) ..
    Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

    We live in a world that expects perfection. We are to have the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect children, and we are to be the perfect parents. Ouch, I think I might have failed there. I wanted the boys ... read more

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130 Calais Road, (crnr of Minibah Street)
Wembley Downs, Western Australia.
Phone 08 9245 2882

Ten kilometres northwest of Perth city centre,
set amongst the suburbs of City Beach, Churchlands,
Scarborough, Wembley Downs and Woodlands