Sermon:

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Change, and live.
Or refuse to change, and die.

This was the summary,
Of the story of two mice,
Who each found themselves in an unsafe, unfamiliar, and undesired place.

One mouse responded to the change, and lived.
The other refused to change, and died.

 

In Luke 3,
We read of the ministry of John the Baptist,
He calls for the world to change.

Repent,
For the Kingdom of Heaven has come near
.

 

Like the story of two mice,
We are invited by John to change.

John’s ministry,
Was to prepare the way of the Lord,
Because He is coming.

And whether we like it or not,
He is coming to judge the world.

Including you and me.

 

We may not like it.
We may choose to ignore it.

What we can’t do, is avoid it.

Jesus is coming.

You can either change, and live.
Or refuse to change, and die.

 

The only question remaining is,
Can you believe it?

 

Join us as we continue our advent series,
Asking, can you believe,
Jesus, the King is born.

Concert: Hobart Chamber Orchestra Dec 7 7.30pm

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Cosmos: Serenades & Fantasias

PETER TANFIELD Director and Violin Soloist

VIVALDI Concerto for Strings in A major RV 158
LOCATELLI Concerto for Violin in C major (Op. 3 No. 5)
VITALI Ciaccona for Violin and Strings
VASKS “Vox Amoris” for Violin and Strings
VASKS “Musica Dolorosa” for Strings
WOLF Italian Serenade for Strings

 

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Sermon: People Get Ready Matthew 24:36-44 Advent 1

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

This Advent and Christmas we are asking “Can you believe it?”

Advent is preparing for Jesus return.  Can we believe it? Do we believe it?

What does being prepared look like?

What does this picture have to do with being ready?

Service: Can you believe it? Christmas 2019

From Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 until Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Can you believe it? Who would have believed that Kanye West would be on a Cathedral poster? Who would have believed that a self centred rapper would have released the album “Jesus is King? Who would have believed that a persecutor of followers of Jesus would become St Paul? Who would have believed there was more to Jesus’ story after his death on the Cross? Who would have believed that a Galilean carpenter was God’s King for all the world? Who would have believed that in the birth of a child in a stable we now had Immanuel God with us?
Just because something seems unlikely doesn’t make it untrue.
The story of God’s salvation in the Bible and peoples lives is full of twists and turns. Can you believe it? Advent and Christmas brings this question to us along with the deeper questions of do you? Do we believe in Jesus’ kingdom, do we believe in changed lives, do we believe in God’s love for us?
Belief often gets a bad rap but we have good grounds for our faith that in the coming of Jesus we now have “God downloaded” available to everyone, and love now streaming to all then we will want to sing with Kanye, The Hallelujah Chorus, Mary and the Angels “Glory to God in the highest heaven for Jesus the King is born.”

Side 1: Christmas Eve
5pm Kid’s Christmas
7pm Nine Lessons & Carols
11pm Midnight Communion

Side 2: Christmas Day
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Communion

Service: Change the Heart Jan 24 5.30pm

From Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 at 5:30 pm until Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

In January 2020, Aunty Jean Phillips, one of the most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, is calling all Australian Christians to come together in prayer in the lead up to January 26 through the #ChangeTheHeart prayer services. This is the fifth year these prayer services have been run nationally and they are supported by Common Grace www.commongrace.org.au, a growing movement of over 45,000 Australian Christians passionate about Jesus and Justice. These services are a beautiful opportunity for us to stand with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sisters and brothers, while learning more about the true history of Australia.

Our local service is on Friday 24 January – 5.30pm at St David’s Anglican Cathedral – 23 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS.

Please come and join in and support Aboriginal Christian Leaders, Common Grace, and pray for our nation.

More details here

Concert: The Idea of North Dec 12 7pm

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Idea of North is and will be. Present.

That time of year is upon us once again, that so easily becomes all about how much you can do, make, buy, and wrap. But what if we were all just…present?

This year, as our gift to you, we are presenting you with a very special guest artist at each and every show around Australia. In Hobart, we will be joined by the effervescent vocal stylings of the Southern Gospel Choir. They will fill you with the irrepressible, uncontainable joy that is gospel music, and who knows – we just may be able to convince them to sing with us, too.

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Sermon: Kanye Believe It _ Christ Is King

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Can you believe, Christ is King?

On the cross at Calvary, the unlikeliest of people acknowledge the Kingship of Christ, and was promised welcome into His Kingdom.

Unlike the mockery of the mob, this crucified criminal chose Jesus. He wasn’t swayed by the chorus of the crowd, or his own personal needs, but saw Jesus, as He is. The King.

As we approach the Christmas season and prepare for Christ’s return, we were encouraged to ask ourselves, can we believe Christ is King? And if so, how have our lives been changed?

Join us as we examine a portion of the passion narrative from Luke’s Gospel, as we ask, can you believe Christ is King.

 

Concert: TSO Brass Nov 30 7.30pm

Saturday, November 30th, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

TSO Brass will once more fill the neo-Gothic vaults of St David’s Cathedral. Launched in 2018, these concerts have already won a strong following.

Be sure to catch the varied and brilliant sounds of the Brass of the TSO in the most ideal space imaginable.

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Service: Choral Evensong November 24

Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Come and join in the beauty of Evensong as we gather in worship and around God’s word and sing his praises.

The Rev’d Jacob Crane will speaking .

There will be light refreshments afterward in 121 Macquarie St.

If you’d like to join with the choir please come at 4.30 ready to sing.

This will be the last Evensong for 2019 although there will be plenty of opportunities to hear the choir around Christmas.

 

Sermon: No Stone Unturned Luke 21:5-19

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, November 17th, 2019

The evidence of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem predicted by Jesus and enacted by the Roman Legions in September 70AD is still clear.  But is it clear what we are supposed to do with Jesus predictions.

We leave not stone unturned to find some answers.