The Greatest Story

The Greatest Story

Christmas Day – The Greatest Story Ever

Phil provided an excellent sermon building on the fact that words are critical to a good story and the greatest story ever told was based on the Word – “THE WORD became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” He reminded us at Christmas time, God provides us hope, peace and MOST of all love in the birth Read more

Christmas Eve – SuperHero Christmas

The main part of our Christmas Eve Worship service is a musical rendition of the Christmas story performed by the Christmas Eve Workshop crew. The CEW musical this year is all about Super Heroes and the quest to find the “Symbol of Eternal Hope”  – the ultimate super hero who can save the world.   Christmas Eve 2019.Bible Reading: Isaiah 9:2,6,7Preacher: Rev Phil Swain & Brendan Atkins How good was that.  Let’s give them another round of applause for all Read more

Advent 4 – A Heart full of Love

Theme: A Heart full of LoveSeries: Advent – The Greatest StoryBook: AppleSauce and the Christmas MiracleBible Reading: Luke 2:1-16 (Jesus is born and the Shepherds)Preacher: Rev Phil Swain (and quoting a sermon by Rev. Diane Hendricks ) Ever felt like AppleSauce.  Christmas is here but we just aren’t feeling it. It is hard to be jolly when there are fires raging all across NSW.  It is hard to sing along with to Mariah Carey when you know that fire fighters Read more

Advent 3 – Finding Joy

Theme: Finding JoySeries: Advent – The Greatest StoryBook: Suzy Goose and the Christmas StarBible Reading: Matthew 2:1-12 (The Magi and the Star)Preacher: Rev Phil Swain

Advent 2 – Prince of Peace

Theme: Prince of PeaceSeries: Advent – The Greatest StoryBook: The Cat in the Hat Comes BackBible Reading: Isaiah 1:10-20 (and other readings from Isaiah)Preacher: Rev Phil Swain How many of us grew up with Dr Seuss?  Sorry … I should have said … “I grew up with Dr Seuss too, did you?” I have to be slightly honest … I am not completely sure what makes him so popular.  Sure, he has a great sense of rhyme and rhythm but Read more

Advent 1 – A Seed of Hope

Theme: A Seed of HopeSeries: Advent – The Greatest StoryBook: The Faraway SeedBible Reading: Luke 1:26-38 (Mary and the Angel)Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Did you like the story of the Faraway Seed? It had a real theme of disrupting the ordinary … The forest was very comfortable with things the way that it was.  Everything was normal, predictable, ordinary when the bird flew overhead and drop the seed and in the words of the book, “everything was not the same Read more