Reflection 17th May: freedom

Reflection given by Revd Sue McCoan  I’m sure we’ve all been aware, over the last couple of months, of our loss of freedom. Last weekend, in anticipation of the government reviewing the lockdown on Sunday, there were headlines in the papers like ‘Freedom Monday!’ Yesterday, there were people gathering to protest against lockdown, demanding freedom […]

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Reflection 10th May

Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  I wonder if you remember the TV sitcom ‘Are you being served?’, set in a department store. If so, you will remember Mr Humphries, played by John Inman, the sales assistant in gents’ clothing who was outrageously camp. Mr Humphries could always raise a laugh, when a customer asked how […]

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Reflection 3rd May

Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  This week, we leave the Easter story. For the next few weeks, up to Pentecost, we’ll be looking at some of the things Jesus said about himself, and about his followers. Today, we have Jesus using the image of sheep and shepherds. There are a lot of shepherds in the […]

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Reflection 26th April

Reflection April 26th Revd Sue McCoan  We are a month into the lockdown now. We are over the initial shock, the sudden change of the way we live, shop, work and worship. It’s been tiring enough just keeping up. But now we have time to adjust, to look around, to draw breath. We hear encouraging […]

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Reflection 19th April

Sunday 19th April  – Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  Here we are, a week after Easter. I hope you managed to find some joy and celebration despite the strange times. In our bible reading, though, we are back on Easter Sunday. It’s evening, and the disciples of Jesus are in lockdown for their own safety. The […]

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Easter Day reflection

Easter Sunday Reflection Today is the day of resurrection. But to help us think about Easter and what it means, I’d like to take us back a little earlier, to the day before Easter Day. Holy Saturday. What happened on Holy Saturday? Nothing. Jesus died on a Friday. We know that because all the gospels […]

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Palm Sunday reflection

Sunday 5th April – Palm Sunday  Reflection given by Revd Sue McCoan to the joint online congregations of St. Andrew’s Ealing, Wembley Park and Holy Trinity Perivale The Old City of Jerusalem is an intense and bustling place, at least in normal times. Narrow, often steep streets, little alleyways, shops and cafes teeming with life […]

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Online worship

Revd Sue McCoan will lead us in worship on Sundays at 1030am, via Zoom, jointly with St. Andrew’s Ealing and Wembley Park URC. Simply follow the link below: https://bbc.zoom.us/j/890070385 And there is a free landline phone number (2 alternatives given) for everyone who is not online, followed by the meeting ID number (below).   0 […]

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A prayer for uncertain times

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC), the Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, have offered the following prayer as the UK and the rest of the world come to terms with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46:1, […]

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Reflection for 29 March

Reflection – Sunday 29th March How quickly life has changed! The Sunday before last, we met for worship as normal, apart from some extra hand hygiene. A week later, all churches were closed and all meetings cancelled. This week, the last clients left the Church Centre and Maureen, who put so much into building the […]

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