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201220 Morning Worship (Advent 4) at 10.30am

Join Edda and Christoph live from the Rectory on this fourth Advent Sunday.

A short service as we begin Christmas week. Do say hello in the chat – it helps to worship ‘together apart’. Find all the links below.

Community Carol Service, 20 December, 4pm…

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Sunday, 27 December: No service at Denham Parish Church

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201213 Sunday Worship (Advent 3)

Today we reflect on the life and story of John the Baptist and how we can learn from him about “Hope-filled Expectation”. Find all the links below!

Every virtue begins with humility

By Nnamdi Maduka

On 29th November 2020, Manchester United were playing Southampton, with some minutes to go, Southampton were leading 2-1.  It looked as though United were going to suffer their fourth defeat of the Premier League season. The United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to salvage the situation called out Edison Cavani from the substitute bench, gave him a specific instruction on what at to do and sent him in. This paid off as Cavani scored two beautiful goals that gave Manchester United their much-needed victory. A world class footballer left in the bench humbly waited for his time and when the opportunity came, he made his mark.

John the Baptist was given a definite divine assignment by God and he played the script with dedication and humility. Humility produces spiritual blessing hence Jesus describe him as the greatest of all.Just as every sin starts in pride, every virtue begins in humility. Humility allows us to see ourselves as we are, because it shows us before God as He is.

God needs voices and John the Baptist was willing to be one for God. In ancIent times, before a king visited any part of his realm, a messenger was sent before him to prepare the way. This included both repairing the roads and preparing the people. By calling the nation to repentance, John the Baptist prepared the way for the Lord Jesus Christ.
John stopped his disciples from putting him into a situation of competing against Jesus.  He knew that he was just a voice and whatever God wanted to do with that voice was great with him. He wanted to get all the attention onto Christ and off himself. That is the heart desire of the humble. Proud people want recognition, the humble want all the glory and honour and  recognition to go the Lord. This revealed a deeper level of humility in John’s life.  John can do this because he has realised that it is not about him. And therefore, he can also be so bold in resisting the temptation to doctor the message or attempt to soften the impact of Christ`s teaching.

Humility destroys self-absorption, self-preoccupation, self-sufficiency, and self-reliance. Our desires become nothing compared to Christ who becomes everything. So, reflecting again on John’s life and witness, his hippie appearance and all his ‘shouty-ness’ I hope we might accept with due humility that like him, all WE can do is attempt to point the way; and invite others into friendship with the Lord in this busy season.

May the Lord prepare our heart for the wonder of His coming. Amen

P.S. This coming Sunday (13 December) we will reflect on John the Baptist, his life and work.

201206 Sunday Service (Advent 2)

It’s the second Advent Sunday and we continue to “Worship in the Waiting” with today’s theme of “Active Patience”. Join Edda and Christoph live from the Rectory at 10.30am and find all links below.

Church Coffee on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83690971697…
Meeting ID: 836 9097 1697
Passcode: Coffee

Make an Advent crown…

Make a star for our community Christmas tree…

Advent Prayer Mon to Fri 6pm…

Our Christmas flyer – download and share it…

Virtual Advent Calendar…

Comfort and Joy Christmas Ad for our Community Carol Service…

“What’s New, What’s Changed?” Advent 2020 song…
Song Video…

Audio Service for Sunday 6 December (Advent 2)

“Active Patience”

Preacher: Ian Jennings

Bible Reading: 2 Peter 3.8-15a

Advent Sunday Service on 29 November, 10.30am

It’s Advent Sunday and we will light the first candle on our Advent wreath. Our theme is “Holy Suspense” and we will ask whether we are waiting for Jesus or remembering that he has already come.  Join Edda and Christoph live from the Rectory at 10.30am.

Find all links below.

 

Church Coffee Online from 11.15am…

Advent Prayer on Zoom – find the details here…

Make a Christmas Star…

Open the Book: The Lost Sheep:…

Activity Sheet…

Download our Christmas Flyer as PDF…

Our online Advent Calendar: Open a door each day from 1 December…

Spot the Angel! Find out more…

Audio Service for Advent Sunday (29 November)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preacher: Christoph Lindner

Bible Reading: Mark 13.24ff

Sunday Worship 22 November 2020 “Waiting for a King”

Today, on the Sunday called “Christ the King”, we start our journey towards Christmas under the heading “Worship in the Waiting”. We don’t want to rush into Christmas busyness but set aside time to wait and prepare. Find all links below.

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Church Coffee Online, today from 11.15am:
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Read Christoph’s “Great Christmas Invitation”…

Watch the “Open the Book” Bible Story (The Man Who Came Back)…

Download the Activity Sheet for children and families…

Download the Advent Crown…

Download the Christmas Flyer 2020…

Sign up for our Advent Prayer Day on Sat 28 Nov…

Sign up for Advent Wreath Making on Sat 28 Nov 4pm…

Order Ian Jennings’ book…

Sermon: Are you ready for the arrival of the king?

This sermon was preached by Ian Jennings at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 8 December.

The talk is based on Matthew 3.1-10.

Christmas in Denham 2019

Please join us for our Carol and Christmas services this year and (re-)discover the wonder of the God who became a human being like us.

Details of all services…