Sermons by Rev Phil Swain (Page 3)

Sermons by Rev Phil Swain (Page 3)

God before us (10am Hybrid)

2021 Summer Series Preacher: Phil Swain Happy New Year! We are continuing our 2021 Summer Series with a simple, pre-recorded worship service for you to enjoy. We still have great singing (contributions from the different worship services), as well as a kids talk and our minister Phil (despite being on holidays) has pre-recorded a talk about how we understand the way that God goes before us – especially as we stand at the beginning of a new year!

Christmas Day – “Filled with Joy”

We are celebrating the birth of Jesus with Christmas music, “show and tell” (a chance for people to show off their Christmas presents), a creative talk for the kids, our minister Phil will be speaking about the Joy that Jesus can bring us at Christmas and some special Christmas prayers. Four weeks ago when we started the season of Advent – the time of preparation for Christmas – I suggested that maybe after the year that we have had, we Read more

Advent #4 – Quiet Joy (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Rejoice (Sunday 6 December, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 1:26-56Preacher: Phil Swain Do you have a Christmas memory that just makes you smile everything you remember it?  Something heart-warming or joyous that just captures the spirit of Christmas? Marion and I have a great memory of a Christmas conversation with Matthew when Matt was very young.  It was Christmas and we were doing something in the loungeroom, and Matt was chatting away.  (Which was not that unusual because Matt Read more

Advent #3 – Carols and Lessons (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Carols and Lessons (Sunday 13 December, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Various readings from the Biblical Christmas StoryPreacher: Phil Swain Our traditional Carols and Lessons for 2020. Seven readings from the Biblical Christmas story surrounded by beautiful carols. A highlight for our congregation in the Advent Season. INTROIT – O Come O Come Emmanuel Lighting of the Advent Candle 1st LESSON Isaiah 9:2-7 Once in Royal David City 2nd LESSON Micah 5:2-5 O Little Town of Bethlehem 3rd LESSON Luke 1:26-35,38 The Read more

Advent #2 – Rejoice (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Rejoice (Sunday 6 December, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 1:26-56Preacher: Phil Swain Secular historians concede that the birth of Jesus was one of the top world-changing events.   The irony was that at the time, nearly the whole world missed it.  At the time, less than 100 people even had an idea that the saviour of the world had been born – everyone else missed it completely. I wonder if we are any different.  Have you ever had one of Read more

Advent #2 – Children’s Christmas Experience (9am Worship)

This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ 5 Christmas Experiences (+Kindifarm). 9am – 10.30am.Christmas Sausage Sandwich & drink . 10:30am-11am. We have done some adapting to make our kids focused Christmas Service COVID friendly. We will break into 5 smaller groups and rotate around five Christmas experiences focusing on music, the Christmas story, helping others, craft, and meeting & patting the Kindifarm animals (supervised by the Read more

Advent #1 – Bringing Joy to the World (Night Church)

Theme: Bringing Joy to the World (Sunday 29 November, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 2:1-21Preacher: Phil Swain This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ A few months ago while chatting with some of our church’s young adults, the comment was made that after the year that we have had, with all its disruptions and pandemics, maybe this Christmas we need to focus on JOY. And so Read more