Pray, Inspire, Encourage

Did you know that part of my role as children’s and youth worker at Newhaven Church is to support our local churches in the Greater Leith Area in their commitment to working with children, youth, and families? With this hat on, may I invite you to our first Pray, Inspire, Encourage on Saturday 9th November from 12:30pm-2:30pm at North Fort Café. This month we will eat lunch together; pray together; look at what it means for our faith community to ‘grow young’; and think about how we make the most out the season of Advent.  All FREE! RSVP required by Wednesday 6th November to Cassie.Abousamak@gmail.comPIE_Main_

Sunday Connections_ 03.02.2018

The astute among you may have picked up that we missed out a week of Sunday Connections. My apologies for this as it was quite a full week. On Sunday, we looked at Esther in our all age service. We will have a short Sunday Connection this week below.

Two video retellings of the story of Esther can be found HERE and HERE

To Think Together: Esther was a women of courage, who had to trust in God to bring her through a scary situation. What does it look like to be a person of courage as a Christian in 2019 in Scotland? How about in Iran or North Korea?

Word Wall: Across the week, think of some positive attributes about your children and teens, add these to there door or other place they will see on post it notes. What were Esther’s positive attributes? Thank God for the way he has made each and every one of us.

Palm Sunday Service- 25th March 2018

Reading:

Mark 11:1-11

In this morning’s Palm Sunday Service Rev. Bluett spoke about Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem. He contrasted the manner of his entry with that of the other procession which was happening at the same time, highlighting the contrast between the peaceful reign of God in Jesus and the alternative reign of rulers who used war and violence to subdue the masses, in the shape of the Roman Empire.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

 

Roll away the stone by Thomas & Dianne Jones. Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/freewine/447136673. Creative Commons licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

28/03/2016 Easter Sunday service: Resurrection

Christ is Risen!

Roll away the stone by Thomas & Dianne Jones. Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/freewine/447136673. Creative Commons licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Roll away the stone by Thomas & Dianne Jones. Taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/freewine/447136673

In our Easter Sunday service, our Minister Peter considered the theme of Resurrection, and as part of this the two following verses about resurrection: Mark 16:1-8 and John 12:20.

Please click on the player below to hear the sermon, or right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

Photo of the back door of the Sagrada Família (Barcelona) with the word Jesus displayed prominently

23/02/2014 sermon. Deepening our understanding of Jesus.

In our Communion service on Sunday 23rd February 2014, our Minister Peter considered Jesus both literally and metaphorically, by adopting the original Midrashic approach that the Jewish authors of the Gospels would have been accustomed to.  A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see the main Bible readings referred to in the sermon online, please follow these links to the BibleGateway website:

09/02/2014 sermon. What lies at the heart of Christianity. Part 3 How Christian Faith has been understood

In our service on Sunday 9th February 2014, our Minister Peter considered part 3 of the theme: “What lies at the heart of Christianity, and why it matters, and considered some of the ways our Christian Faith has been understood in the context of Mark 5:21-34 and Mark 9:14.  A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to:

Image of silhouette of crucifix

26/01/2014 sermon. What lies at the heart of Christianity. Part 2 Trying to understand suffering (Psalm 22:1-18 and Matthew 5:13-16)

In our Communion service on Sunday 26th January 2014, our Minister Peter considered suffering in the context of Psalm 22:1-18 (Plea for Deliverance from Suffering and Hostility) and Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and Light).  Peter also highlighted the importance of remembering that as Christians with a living faith, God works both in us and alongside us.

A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to:

19/01/2014 sermon. What lies at the heart of Christianity. Part 1 Religion, belief and faith

In our service on Sunday 19th January 2014, we had the privilege of participating in the dedication of Lewis Newall.  A recording of Lewis’ dedication is available to play below:

Our Minister Peter then considered part 1 on the theme of “What lies at the heart of Christianity, and why it matters, and considered religion, belief and faith in the context of Matthew 6:19-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to:

Photo of green forest

12/01/2014 sermon. “Being curious to grow in wisdom” (Mark 6:1-6 and Luke 2:41-52)

In our service on Sunday 12th January 2014, our Minister Peter considered the importance of asking questions to grow in wisdom in the context of Mark 6:1-6 and Luke 2:41-52.

Peter concluded his sermon with the tongue-in-cheek “prayer of an ageing woman”

A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to: