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Throughout Advent the theme of our preaching on Sunday's is our mission goal of actively caring for all God's creation. This is one of the five marks of mission agreed by the Anglican communion in 1998. 

As disciples and followers of Jesus our calling is to receive, hold, and treasure creation as a gift entrusted to us by God. With this in mind we remember Jesus parable of the talents, whereby the lord and master entrusts his estate to his servants while he is away, but on his return he expects his servants to give account for how they have cared for and invested what was entrusted to them as they hand it back. When it comes to the finite resources of God's creation our calling is to invest what God has entrusted to us in ways that sustain and even multiply what we have received so that it can be handed on to future generation. 

In our four Advent Readings we hear the call to live as Stewards of God's Creation... to live Prophetically in God's world... to live in a way that Liberates the resources of God's creation... to live as God's New Creation in the world now.

As response and action to our out of our preaching we want to encourage everyone of us to monitor and account for the impact our lives and lifestyle has on the sustainability of the resources of creation God has entrusted to us. 

Sunday Bible Readings April -August

Renewal Revival and Revitalisation 

Acts of Church Planting 

Sunday 7th April  

John 20:19-31 

Jesus appears to his disciples

Sunday 14th April Confirmation 

Luke 24:36-48 

Jesus appears to the disciples

Sunday 21st April 

Acts 9:1-19 Meeting Jesus 

Saul’s conversion

Sunday 28th April 

Acts 9:19-31 A new identity 

Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem

Sunday 5th May 

Acts 9:32-43 Doing what Jesus did 

Aeneas and Dorcas

Sunday 12th May 

Acts 10:1-23 Doing a new thing 

Cornelius calls for Peter

Sunday 19th May Pentecost 

Acts 10:23-48 The Holy Spirit came  

Peter at Cornelius’ house

Sunday 26th May Half Term AA 

Acts 12:1-18 A vision of angels 

Peter’s miraculous escape from prison

Sunday 2nd June 

Acts 12:25-13:5 set apart and sent 

Barnabas and Saul sent off

Sunday 9th June 

Acts 13:4-12 Darkness meets Light 

On Cyprus

Sunday 16th June  

Acts 13:13-16

Acts13: 23-31

Acts13: 42-52 

Jesus = God for all people  

In Pisidian Antioch

Sunday 23rd June Education Sunday 

Launch JAM @ St James 

Acts 14:1-20 Words and works of God 

In Iconium

Sunday 30th June 

Acts 14:21-28 A growing Church 

The return to Antioch in Syria

Sunday 7th July 

Acts 15:1-29 In step with the Spirit 

The council at Jerusalem

Sunday 14th July 

Acts 15:30-41 Divide or Multiply 

Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas

Holy Fire  

Sunday 21st July 

Exodus 3:1-17 Moses and the Burning Bush 


 Sunday 28th July 

1Kings 18:25-39 Elijah and the prophets of Baal 

Sunday 4th August 

Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s call 

Isaiah’s commission

Sunday 11th August 

Daniel 3:1-30 Shadrach Meshach and Abednego 

The image of gold and the blazing furnace

Sunday 18th August 

Luke 24:13-35 Hearts on fire

On the road to Emmaus


Sunday 25th August 

Acts 2:1-15 The Spirit’s fire

The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost