Wembley Downs Uniting Church
SERMON MODULE

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  • Naming (Revd Marion Millin) 15.1.2017
    Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

    `A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,` So writes Shakespeare. Well possibly - because once something is named it carries all sorts of expectations. In th ... read more

  • A New Era Dawning (Revd Marion Millin) 8.1.2017
    Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

    Just before Christmas, one of my friends posted a clip on Facebook of Peter Rollins speaking which I`m going to put on in a moment - Rollins is a 44 year old writer, philos ... read more

  • The Flight Into Egypt (Douglas Lambert) 1.1.2017
    Reading: Matthew 2: 13-23

    Lazy days on holiday for some; others experiencing the frenetic demands of retail sales etc; family gatherings; new beginnings for others.

    Not actually the beginning of the year for the church community, that w ... read more

  • Joseph at the Crossroads (Jodi Lambert) 18.12.2016
    Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1: 18-25

    Joseph, we are told, was a good man; a man who always did what was right. He kept his nose clean; he worked hard; he stayed out of trouble; he did the right thing by his neighbours; he did unto ot ... read more

  • A True Penitent? (Revd Dr John Shepherd) 30.10.2016
    Reading: Luke 15:11-32

    Today`s passage from Luke`s gospel tells the story of the Prodigal Son (15: 11-32). And as I read it again, what leapt out at me was a phrase that took me back through the mists of time to when I was actually young. ... read more

  • Get your priorities right! (Jim Malcolm) 4.9.2016
    Readings: Hosea 11:1-11; Colossians 3:1-17; Luke 12:13-34

    I don`t know about you, but I`m a great believer in making a shopping list and sticking to it. I`m sure that`s the only way to go shopping. Unfortunately I can`t put it into effect ... read more

  • The World`s Greatest Prayer (Dr Richard Smith) 24.7.2016
    Reading: Luke 11:11-13

    On weekends as a child I played on our farm in Kent, England. One Sunday I strayed further afield and was playing with a friend on a heap of road gravel between St Peter`s Anglican Church and my grandparents` home. T ... read more

  • The Way we are to Live (Terry Quinn) 10.7.2016
    Readings: Amos 7: 7-15; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke10:25-37

    It is a question of the way we are to live.

    Some of the most disturbing people who ever lived were the prophets. Their inspiration brought the Bible into being. Their condemnation ... read more

  • A Reflection on Power (Douglas Lambert) 3.7.2016
    Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Galatians 6:1-6; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

    (A video clip parodying election advertising)

    For me, that clip first played on ABC News 24 was the highlight of the election. This campaign has not been the most inf ... read more

  • Expanding the Circle of Life (Karen Sloan) 29.5.2016
    Readings: Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10

    Last week we held our monthly Amnesty group meeting. As usual it was full of talk and sharing, particularly since we had someone from the WA branch office visiting, and working out the letters we woul ... read more

  • The Threefold Theme (Revd Marion Millin) 22.5.2016
    Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5: John 16:12-15

    The threefold theme continues in the readings set for this Trinity Sunday. The first from Proverbs names Wisdom (Sophia in Greek) as a co-creator at the beginning of time. Then w ... read more

  • It`s a Long Story (Karen Sloan) 15.5.2016
    Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; John 14:8-17

    Last week in the service at Wembley Downs, Matt asked who we would most like to have dinner with, if we had the opportunity to pick anyone we could, either alive or dead. I picked among others, Desmond T ... read more

  • 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

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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