Wedding at Cana

John 2.1-11 This is a sermon preached 6 years ago when I was first starting out as a Licensed Lay Minister/Reader. There’s an old Jewish saying that goes, “Without wine there is no joy”, and I’m sure many people would say ”hear, hear” to that! In today’s Gospel reading we heard the familiar story of … Continue reading Wedding at Cana

Harvest, Wealth and Generosity

Joel 2.21-27 / 1 Timothy 6.6-10 / Matthew 6.25-33   Harvest is an important time of year, even though many of us don’t have much to do with farming these days and live mostly unaware of its rhythms and seasons. Harvest is important because it encourages us to be thankful for the basic necessities of … Continue reading Harvest, Wealth and Generosity

The Unfairness of Grace

Matthew 20.1-16   A short sermon given at this week's Wednesday service of Holy Communion   The parable of the workers in the vineyard is completely unfair.   It tells us that God gives the same rewards to people who work all their lives for him, to lifelong followers and faithful believers who take on … Continue reading The Unfairness of Grace