LPUC eNews – Sunday 9 June 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.     Acts 2: 1-14, When the Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Pentecost was originally big Jewish spring festival.  It is a time to meditate on the Exodus story of Sinai and the gift of the…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 2 June 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.     2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Giving in Faith Today, I am going to focus on the second part of ‘Thanksgiving’.  I would say that ‘Christian Giving’ is about our response to God’s generosity.  As we acknowledge that…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 26 May 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.       Ephesians 1:1-14, Gratitude in thankful life From the Biblical perspective gratitude is expressed in thankful lives and not just thankful voices.  We often look upon gratitude as simply good manners.  Gratitude at its deepest…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 19 May 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.       Bible Readings: John 13:34-35 & Acts 11:1-18.  Message: God’s Love Is For Everyone. In the gospel reading, Jesus gives us a new commandment, “As I have loved you, love one another.”  This command is…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 12 May 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.   The Peg and the Pumice Stone – Being Good News in Everyday Life  Do you long to share what Jesus is really like, but struggle to know how? Do you feel like a weak…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 5 May 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.     The Lion and The Lamb.  For today’s message I looked at the four readings from the Lectionary: Psalm 30, a song for the dedication of the temple; John’s gospel, about our Lord asking…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 28 April 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.       From Keith’s Desk …  Chapter 20 is the climax of John’s Gospel. In today’s message we will delve further into the consequences of the resurrection particularly as it relates to the disciples…

LPUC eNews – Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.     John 20: (1-10), 11-18, Looking for Jesus? As we review the gospel text, we discover that it’s much easier for us to say that than it was for those first disciples who encountered…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 14 April 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.       Luke 19:28-41, The Palms or the Passion Today is Palm Sunday and also, so called, Passion Sunday according to Revised Common Lectionary.  Should we celebrate this Palm Sunday or should we weep because…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 7 April 2019

Our Mission is to Connect with people in Jesus; Build each other up in faith; and to Become Like Jesus.       John 12:1-8, How do we honour Jesus? Today’s story, Jesus Anointed in Bethany, is found in all four gospels in various forms, and we can notice various differences between them. For example,…