Sermon: Where is God in this? Esther

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 27th, 2015

A part of the series.

EstherWhat are we to make a book in the Bible in which God does not rate a mention and the the main characters do not appear always in the best light?

The text of the sermon can be found here.

Sermon: Women Words and Wisdom

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Preached by Archbishop Philip Freier on Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Primate Administrator SinaIt was wonderful to have the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier (left) with us on Sunday as well as the Administrator, Bp Chris Jones (right), along with members of our Kelisa community.

You can listen to the Primate’s sermon based on the readings for Proverbs 31, James 3 and Mark 9 here.

Sermon: Speeches farewelling Bp John and Gayelene

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Preached by Various on Saturday, September 12th, 2015

John with GayleneJeanne Wherrett gives thanks to God for Gayelene Harrower’s ministry.

Gayelene responds

 Audrey Mills and Paul Cavanough giving thanks to God for Bishop John’s ministry.

Bishop John responds.

 Bp Chris Jones present a gift and pray for John and Gayelene Harrower.

Sermon: Life Light & Love (Bp John Farewell)

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Preached by Bp John Harrower on Saturday, September 12th, 2015

John with GlovesBp John speaks at his farewell service about the Light, Life and Love of God, leading us through his Blessing for Tasmania that he wrote for his ordination as Bishop of Tasmania in 2000.

(The Blessing is below).

As for the photo, well you’ll have to listen to the sermon.

God of all Life,
Bless in abundance the lives of the people of Tasmania.
Enrich our society with relationships that deepen our common life.
Grant seasonal weather to our State,
And enable us, by your grace, to create life-enriching work for our unemployed.
God of all Life, bless Tasmania.

God of all Light,
Bless this State with leadership that is honest and caring.
Send the light of your wisdom on our work and our play.
Shine the light of your justice on all our dealings,
So that these islands may reflect your light in all the world.
God of all Light, bless Tasmania.

God of all Love,
Bless Tasmania with your love, in all we say and do.
Help us to love one another, as neighbours and friends.
Care for families whose young have left these shores.
And by your good Spirit, ignite our love for Christ.
God of all Love, bless Tasmania
In the Name of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The speeches from the service are a separate sermon post.