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6 OCTOBER 2019 HARVEST SUNDAY

Signs of Hope

Paul Magnall

The origins of the Eucharist in the Last Supper and the practice of the early church – and how we got to all the different ways of celebrating Communion today. Is it a ‘magic’ ritual, a theological enigma, an optional extra, or a transformational sign of the Kingdom of God?

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Relevant Bible passages:

Gen 9:11–17
Acts 2.37–47
1 Cor 11:23–25

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See also Continuing the journey


13 OCTOBER 2019

Kingdom Economics

Anna Bland

The divine economy based on sharing, generosity and gift: “you give them something to eat” (Luke 9:13).

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Relevant Bible passages:

Mark 6:30–44
Acts 2.37–47
1 Cor 11:17,20–22

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See also Continuing the journey


20 OCTOBER 2019

The Open Table

Janet Lindley (mini-sermon)

This service was an an all-age shared worship meal centred on an informal Eucharist. Vegetarian food was provided.

Jesus ate with all sorts of people; God’s Kingdom is like a great feast to which everyone is welcome and the riffraff are given the best places.

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Relevant Bible passages:

Luke 14:12–24 – This passage was the Gospel reading
Luke 19:1–10
1 Cor 6:19–20

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See also Continuing the journey


27 OCTOBER 2019

Communion with God who is Love

Angela Birkin

The Eucharist as a celebration of the mystery of the Triune God who is Love and whom we recognise in each other.

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Relevant Bible passages:

Gen 18:1–8
Phil 2:1–11
1 John 5:6–11

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See also Continuing the journey


3 NOVEMBER 2019 ALL HALLOWS SUNDAY

Forming an Alternative Community

Jan Betts

The Eucharist as a Passover meal of liberation, setting us free to become an alternative community in which we can learn to live well and become truly human, loving and serving God and others.

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Relevant Bible passages:

Luke 22.15–23
Acts 2.37–47

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See also Continuing the journey


10 NOVEMBER 2019 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Remember!

Toby Parsons

As Jesus told his disciples at the Last Supper, we are to remember his death for us, overcoming violence and death through his faithful witness to God’s Kingdom.

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Relevant Bible passages:

Exodus 12:14–27
Rom 12:1–5
1 Cor 11:23–26
Col 2:6–15

Suggested further reading:

See also Continuing the journey