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The Gift of baptism

“It’ll be no use their putting their heads down and saying “Come up again, dear!” I shall only look up and say “Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I’ll come … Continue reading

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Still Longing for Liberation?

… Prayer Come among us Lord, as at the first; dispel the darkness of our world with the light of your truth; melt the hardness of our hearts with the warmth of your love; and deepen our fellowship in the … Continue reading

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There must be something in the water

Prayer Baptising Spirit, forgiving and healing, may we stop and listen for the sound of angel voices, stop and search for a star to lead us to the living Word, that we might be warmed by his love.  Amen Kate … Continue reading

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Water of Life

Here at St Mark’s our children are familiar with a way of telling the stories of our faith called, “Godly Play”.  Usually the time for “wondering” is after the story has been presented but, this morning, if the story is … Continue reading

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Living Baptism

If someone was to ask us when and where we were born, I suspect that most of us would be able to supply the answers.  In many cases, we would also be able to provide a birth certificate including additional … Continue reading

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Coming to Faith

As our sermon series exploring Christian beginnings continues, we find ourselves this morning reflecting on how the faith of Jesus, a Galilean charismatic prophet and sage, became the faith not only of other Israelites, but also of members of many … Continue reading

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The Power of Hope

“Just as you were called into the one hope of your calling, one lord, one faith, one baptism”. This is what we heard in Paul’s letter this morning, the hope that comes from being part of the body of Christ … Continue reading

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John the Baptist – fore-runner or mentor?

‘Why then are you baptizing, if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?’ John 1.25 These days I’m not so often in church at this point because I’m part of the team who’re doing Godly Play sessions … Continue reading

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