Carols by Candlelight(talk). Nick Hudson. 23 December 2012.
This is a recording of the readings, drama, words and prayers from this year's Carols by Candlelight service.
Advent:Light. Isaiah 58. Rev Clare Hooper. 9 December 2012.
Clare contrasts the claim that the Messiah will come as the Prince of Peace with the lack of peace in our world. She seeks to help us see the God who suffers with us, and encourage us to be His hands helping to aid those in need.
A video of the song mentioned by Clare, 'Wonder' by Naughty Boy/Emeli Sandé, is here:
Advent:Gift. Matthew 7:9-11, 2 Corintians 1:3-5. Rev Nick Hudson. 16 December 2012.
Nick explains the richness of God's generosity to us, and encourages us to share the overflow of God's gifts to us with those around us.
Advent: Preparing for Jesus. Mark 1:1-8. Rev Nick Hudson. 2 December 2012.
Mark begins his gospel with John the Baptist's announcement of the immanent arrival of God's Messiah. John calls for all people to prepare themselves for the one who will God's Spirit and his power to earth. When John gave his message, the people had been waiting for centuries, tired of waiting, and with low expectations of see in God at work. Nick asks whether we might be in a similar state, and challenges us to awake and see what God is doing.