Category Archives: Pastor’s Notebook

New and Changing – March 2013

Pastor’s Message In my first sermon here at Trinity I talked about ‘something new’.  This was not just about Kebbeh Cooper’s name (Kebbeh means ‘something new’), it was also about the start of our new ministry together. I was talking … Continue reading

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The Apostle’s Creed … and all that jazz

The first speed limit legislation was created in the United Kingdom with the Locomotive Acts (automobiles were in those days termed “light locomotives”). The 1865 Act introduced a UK speed limit of 10 mph (16 km/h) which was then reduced … Continue reading

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Booklet study – Homosexuality and the Bible

Prepared by Pastor Steve Johnston Trinity Lutheran Church 19th February 2013 In July 2011 at the ELCIC National Convention several resolutions were passed that changed the ELCIC’s traditional understanding and policies relating to homosexuality. These motions change how that understanding … Continue reading

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Theme: Hyperbolen – An Excellent Way

Sermon C10 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 2013-02-03 Trinity Lutheran Church, London Theme: Hyperbolen – An Excellent Way Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:27 – 13:13 I’m sure you remember the day of living out the social conflicts of the playground. There were … Continue reading

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Discussion is how we do theology

Sermon C15  Fourth Sunday in Lent         2013-03-10 Trinity Lutheran Church, London Theme: Discussion is how we do theology. Verse: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 In our household we have a few favorite TV shows.  One is still being produced and every Thursday … Continue reading

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Seven Verbs for Deeper Discipleship

At the Festival of Homiletics as few years ago, I heard Diana Butler Bass speak about modern Christians and what they are seeking and responding to. She said people are looking for practical ways to connect to faith which is … Continue reading

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How Many Wise Men?

Sermon C6 Epiphany of the Lord 2013-01-06 Trinity Lutheran Church, London Theme: How Many Wise men? Scripture:  Isaiah 60:1-6 ; Matthew 2:1-12 ; Matthew 25:40 Can you name the reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh? Dasher                        Dancer                        Prancer Vixen                          Comet                         Cupid … Continue reading

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BUT WHAT IF?

Maybe the first card game you ever learned to play was ‘snap’.  I don’t remember learning it but I did teach it to my daughters.  It is really easy … divide up all the cards equally, don’t look at the … Continue reading

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Keep Watch Christ Is Coming

Last month in my newsletter article, “Church Words Are Peculiar”, I asked “Can you help me put together a list of Trinity’s peculiar words? “  This was not meant as rhetorical and I did receive a list from one person … Continue reading

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Church Words Are Peculiar

One question that I have been asked from time to time is about a line from the Apostles Creed.  In our church life we use a set of words that are sometimes different from everyday life.  But then again, most … Continue reading

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