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Month: December 2012

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent 2012: About turn!

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 9 December 2012: Year B, Second Sunday of Advent

SERMON
Texts: Philippians 2.3-11
Luke 3.1-20

(from the New Revised Standard Version)

About turn!
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

In a few words, Luke the Gospel writer sets the scene for the appearance of John the Baptist. A few words which describe a nation in crisis.

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What World AIDS Day Means to me: a personal view by our Minister

For World AIDS Day, 1 December, Waverley Care, the Edinburgh-based AIDS charity, held Community Gatherings around Scotland, to reflect and remember with music, film, speakers and refreshments.
The Inverness gathering was held at St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral and led by Bishop Mark Strange.
Old High St Stephen’s Minister, the Rev Peter W Nimmo, chairs the Advisory Group for Waverley Care’s Highlands Argyll and Bute project. He gave this very personal talk on ‘What World AIDS Day means to me’.

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