Wembley Downs Uniting Church
SERMON MODULE

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  • The Christ Imprint (Revd Marion Millin) 10.4.2016
    Readings: Acts 9:1-9; John 21:1-19 I have a feeling that we have all had life-changing spiritual experiences but we don`t get a chance to talk or think about it much. So let`s start by casting your mind back to your earliest spiritual encount ... read more

  • What is the Secret to Easter? (Karen Sloan) 27.3.2016
    Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 19-26; John 20: 1-18

    As you all know I combine a love of science, and more particularly a love of human biology and anatomy, with my role here at Wembley Downs. I teach anatomy and human biology to first and sec ... read more

  • When is a messiah not a messiah? (Karen Sloan) 20.3.2016
    Reading: Luke 29:28-40

    We have heard from Nev about Jesus and Palm Sunday - when Jesus rides on a donkey into Jerusalem and Pilate rides in from the coast on a war horse. As Nev said, two men and two different ways of seeing life. It causes me to ... read more

  • Gospel of James - Malcolm, that is! (James Malcolm) 28.2.2016
    Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-17; Psalm 139:1-12; 1 John 4:7-21; Matthew 5:38-48

    As I start writing this sermon I`m not sure where it will lead. I note that later this evening Bill Loader will start his Lenten series on the books that did ... read more

  • What I Believe, Really! (Karen Sloan) 21.2.2016
    Readings: Genesis 1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13: 31-35

    It`s been an interesting and slightly disarming week. Every now again doubt comes knocking on my door, like an old friend who occasionally reappears, to my surprise. Faith ... read more

  • A New Beginning (Kerry Macmillan and Russ Revell) 14.2.2016
    Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4: 1-13

    Kerry: There are some passages in Deuteronomy that we suspect never make it to a pulpit. Try reading the previous chapter! The Pentateuch, which comprises the first five books of the bible, of wh ... read more

  • Always There (Terry Quinn) 7.2.2016
    Readings: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36

    `Moses came down from Mt Sinai . . . he did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.` (Ex 34:29)

    `Exalt the Lord our God, ... read more

  • Stories (Karen Sloan) 31.1.2016
    Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13; Luke 4: 21-30

    I would firstly acknowledge a couple of friends who have helped me with this sermon, Stan Grant and Nadia Bolz Weber, who seems to be influencing me a lot lately. Some of th ... read more

  • The First Step (Ashley Macmillan) 24.1.2016
    Readings: Psalm 10; Mark 4:35-41; A reading from the chapter `Cotton Candy` in Pastrix, written by US Lutheran Pastor, Nadia Boltz-Weber

    SO, I`M going TO TALK ABOUT FAITH, but given that faith manages to make it onto the list of most ... read more

  • The Mysterious Jesus (Revd David Robinson) 3.1.2016
    Readings: Psalm 147:1-11; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1: 1-18

    Cynthia Brown very kindly send me a copy of Karen`s Christmas Day sermon which I found not only to be interesting but also very much similar to at least some of the material I have pr ... read more

  • Going Deeper (Karen Sloan) 25.12.2015
    Readings: Luke 2: 1-14

    Christmas. It`s a mad, crazy time, Yet sometimes amazing things happen, little things that are surprising.

    I was at the carpark at the Innaloo shops the other day and was waiting for a spot while someone else pu ... read more

  • Fiction and Non Fiction (Revd Marion Millin) 6.12.2015
    Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

    Children`s Time - Introduction

    Who has a favourite book? ….. I`ve still got two of my favourite books from my childhood - this one was given to me 55 years ago for attendance at ... read more

  • Surprising and Challenging (Karen Sloan) 15.11.2015
    Reading from Maya Angelou; Mark 13:1-8

    I wrote this sermon before the events of Saturday when over 100 people were killed in Paris. I debated a whether to change it, but in the end I stand by what I wrote then, although it is not easy for a ... read more

  • The Heart of our Faith (Karen Sloan) 30.8.2015
    Readings - James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

    It is hard coming back from holidays. Somehow you have been in a different place, at a different pace, experiencing different things, and then, woosh, you are back. It`s a bit like time trave ... read more

  • Bread and Wisdom (Revd Marion Millin) 8.8.2015
    Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 In trying to gain understanding from our readings for today, it might be helpful to realise the context within which they were written. The OT passage comes from what i ... read more

  • Choices (Karen Sloan) 28.6.2015
    Readings: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

    Today I want to talk about choices. We make them every day, from what we eat to where we work to who we marry. We can`t even go into the supermarket without having to make at least 50 decisions o ... read more

  • Is There Truth in a Story? (Karen Sloan) 14.6.2015
    Readings: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10,14-17; Mark 4: 26-34

    Today I want to tell you a story.

    I was out playing golf with Nathan the other day. This is what one does post RPH. It was a sunny day, I was enjoying his company and we were getting ... read more

  • Family Life (Revd David Robinson) 7.6.2015
    Readings: 2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1; Mark 3: 20-35 The focus of our reading from Mark`s Gospel is mainly about Jesus in relation to his family of origin. Forgive me if I begin with a story about the tensions which can arise in the relationship ... read more

  • The Message of Pentecost (Karen Sloan) 24.5.2015
    Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27; 16:4b-15

    The other night I was privileged to go and hear Geoffrey Robertson speak at His Majesty`s theatre with my son Nathan. Nathan is a 5th year law student, although he looks mo ... read more

  • What a Legacy (Karen Sloan) 17.5.2015
    Reading: John 17:6-23

    As I get older I find myself doing the things my mother does. Since we have just had Mother`s Day, maybe that`s not such a bad thing, since she has loved and cared for me all this time.

    One of those things is to ... read more

  • Giant Sunday (Revd Neville Watson) 15.2.2015
    Reading: Mark 1:40-45

    Leprosy is a chronic infection caused by bacteria. It results in lumpy skin and can cause disfigurement in the toes and fingers as cartilage is absorbed into the body. It is also known as Hansen`s disease after a Dr H ... read more

  • Waiting for the LORD (Revd Marion Millin) 8.2.2015
    Readings: Isaiah 40:20-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 In the beautiful poem we just heard from Isaiah 40, both consolation and inspiration can be found as epitomised in verse 31: `Those who wait for the LORD shall ... read more

  • A Service of Commitment (Revd Neville Watson) 28.12.2014
    If you don`t stand for something, you will fall for anything.

    Readings: Isaiah 61:10 to 62:3; Galatians 4:4-47; Luke 2:22-40

    On the tenth day before Christmas I awoke at my usual hour of 4am and it struck me like a bomb ... read more

  • Should we cancel Christmas? (Karen Sloan) 25.12.2014
    Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Hebrews 1:1-3; Luke 2: 1-20 Christmas has come and it comes into a world heavy of heart. War, terror and unbelievable acts of savagery have graced our newspapers and our TV screens recently. We think of the Martin Plac ... read more

  • Fact or Fable? (Revd Neville Watson) 21.12.2014
    Reading: Luke 1:26-38

    An angel spoke to Mary and said `Greetings most favoured one`.

    How do we understand that? A winged messenger from the heavens flutters down and speaks to Mary. Is that how we understand it? Do we believe it li ... read more

  • Master of the Universe (Terry Quinn) 23.11.2014
    Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16 and 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25: 31-46

    Back in the 1970s two brothers, Robert Oldenshaw (66) and John Oldenshaw (70) gave an interview about their life. Robert became a Catholic priest as a young man and ... read more

  • The Parable of the Talents (Revd Neville Watson) 16.11.2014
    Reading: Matthew 25:14-30

    For many this is a puzzling parable and sounds like a lesson in venture capitalism - the gospel according to Hockey so to speak. It is about using someone else`s money (what we call credit), investing it and reapin ... 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