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Month: December 2012

Sermon for Christmas Eve Watchnight Service, Old High Church, 2012

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Christmas Eve Watchnight Service, 2012
SERMON
Text: Matthew 2.1-23

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

There are people who think that Christmas is a time for children. After all, they say, there’s a baby at the centre of the story. But tonight, as we heard all of Matthew’s version of the story, did you notice how many grown-ups appear? A child might be at the centre of the story, but it’s a story mostly about the doings of grown-ups.
Our reading begins, ‘Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea, during the time when Herod was king’. And so the first grown-up we meet is Herod

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When God was born: a Nativity Video

We watched this video of a Nativity from New Zealand at St Stephen’s today.
Joseph finds a new way for Mary to get to Bethlehem!
Many thanks for St Paul’s Church, Auckland, for this summertime nativity!
 

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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