Remembrance Sunday Sermon- 10th November 2019

Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Matthew 5:38-48

 

In this Remembrance Sunday Sermon, Rev Peter Bluett told the inspiring story of the German PoW and footballer, Bernhard Trautmann. He looked at the challenges Trautmann faced living in Britain after the Second World War and spoke of the love and support he received from some of those around him who were able to forgive their enemies.

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Practising Presence- Sermon 27th Oct 2019

Reading:

Psalm 139:1-12

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon Rev Bluett asks how we might experience the presence of God in times of difficulty and illness, exploring what the presence of God involves as we pass through the darkest valley. He offers insight into how we might actively seek the presence of God at all times through contemplative practices.

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Faith Alone- Sermon 20th October 2019

Reading:

Romans 3:21-31

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considers the term coined by Martin Luther, ‘by faith alone’. He looks at the ways the New Testament verses by Paul, about faith, have been translated throughout history and the impact of Luther’s reading of the original Greek word. He then explores the practical impact of the different understandings in the lives of believers.

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Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

Please could you join us by filling a Shoebox for children, men or women for the Blythswood Christmas shoebox appeal? These boxes are sent to Eastern Europe for families living in a huge amount of poverty and they go straight to the families.
Leaflets can be picked up from our church when the Newhaven Connections cafe is open; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-3:30pm. Please follow the instructions carefully on the leaflet and remember to enclose £3.50 to help with transport costs.
Please hand any shoeboxes in to the church the week beginning 28th October or even better come and join us at our shoebox service on Sunday 3rd November at 10:30am. This will be an All Age service followed by brunch. Shoeboxes must be handed in by then, at the latest, for collection by Blythswood first thing on Monday morning.
Please spread the word and invite others to do a box and bring it to the service.
To see stories and further information on the Blythswood website please click on the following link https://www.blythswood.org/shoebox

Of Birds and Lilies- Message 29th September 2019

Readings:

1 Corinthians 12:12-18

Matthew 6:26-34

This morning’s service was led by one of our Elders, Lesley-Anne Weir. The audio recording of today’s service comprises the Children’s Address and main message which, together, explore God’s creation, with an encouragement to trust in God’s plans for us and for all His creatures.

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From Milk to Solid Food- Sermon 22nd September 2019

Reading:

1 Corinthians 3:1-7

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett looked at Paul’s teachings to the Church at Corinth, exploring what was going wrong within that church community which led Paul to call them to move, spiritually speaking, from drinking milk to eating solid food.

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