Christ Church Lille sermons and talks
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Christ Church Lille sermons and talksJun 11, 2022
We are invited to live in the awareness of the presence of the Triune God within us: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Readings and a homily for Pentecost
Ascension Day, 26 May 2022
Readings and a homily for Ascension Day.
Easter 6: A generous God
We hear about the generosity of God and why you can't love without giving.
1 May, the third Sunday of Easter: there's no going back
Two Bible readings today, the first is the conversion of Saul, and the Gospel reading is about breakfast on the beach. In both cases, life has changed radically and the Reverend Canon Debbie Flach leads our reflections on what this means for us.
St John 21:1-19
Easter Sunday 17 April 2022
Celebrate with us this Easter Sunday
Holy Saturday Devotional
It's a time of waiting. Join us for this devotional on Holy Saturday
Good Friday Devotional
It's Good Friday and Reverend Canon Debbie Flach leads us in mediations around the cross
Maundy Thursday Devotional
Join us as we reflect on Maundy Thursday
Palm Sunday: the Passion Gospel
The Reverend Canon Debbie Flach reads the passion narrative from the Gospel of St Luke, 23:1-49
Fifth Sunday in Lent: Passion Sunday
This Sunday is Passion Sunday, and our sermon series on Sacred Space here gives us the opportunity to put prayer into practice
Fourth Sunday in Lent, 27 March 2022
In this, the fourth in the series on Sacred Space, Reverend Canon Debbie Flach speaks of the value of silence.
Third Sunday in Lent - spending time with God
Our Reader Suzanne reads this week's reflections on Sacred Space, with reference to Psalm 63 and Matthew 6:5-8
13 March 2022: the 2nd week of Lent and the second in our series on Sacred Space
This week we look at creating our own sacred space. Here are the links to the suggested apps which you might find helpful:
6 March 2022: the 1st Sunday in Lent
As part of our Lent reflections, we look at the idea of "Sacred Space" - what it means, where to find it, and how to use it.
This is the first in the Lent series
I know the plans I have for you: homily for 27 February 2022
The reading is from Jeremiah 29:11-13
The wind and the waves obey him
‘Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?’ - Jesus is in it all with us and he is in control.
Going in a different direction?
The Gospel reading is from St Luke 6:17-26 and this week, Suzanne speaks to us about going against the flow.
6 February 2022: 4th Sunday before Lent
Hear the Gospel of St Luke 5:1-11 and about Trust and Obedience
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple 30 January 2022
As we celebrate the feast of Candlemas, listen to the Gospel and the well-known story of Simeon "My eyes have seen they Salvation"
23 January 2022: the third Sunday of epiphany
We hear the gospel reading from St Luke 4:14-21 and the Reverend Canon Debbie Flach gives the homily.
The Second Sunday of Epiphany: 16 January 2022
His disciples believed in him.
This week we hear the Gospel of St John and of Jesus' first miracle at Cana.
Epiphany 9 January 2022
This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.
The visit of the wise men is recounted in the Gospel of St Matthew, 2:1-12. It reveals Jesus as Lord and King for the whole world, not just the Jewish nation.
A Christmas message from Canon Debbie Flach
Hope at Christmas
The second Sunday of Advent; 5 December 2021
Prepare the way of the Lord
Gospel Reading: St Luke 3:1-6
Advent Sunday 28 November 2021
Gospel reading for this week's service is from St Luke, 21:25-36
In Advent, the waiting begins. But what are we waiting for?
Bringing God's Kingdom down to Earth
The Gospel reading for this week, the Feast of Christ the King and the Sunday next before Advent, is from the Gospel of St John, Chapter 18, verses 33 - 37
Suzanne shares her thoughts on the reading
The way of forgiveness - from a service of Remembrance 14 November 2021
The Gospel reading and the homily is followed by the Act of Remembrance, including a one-minute silence
Learn to trust
The Gospel reading is from St Mark, 1:14-20.
Learn to trust in God and that not only is there enough grace and life and support for others, but there is also enough for us if we embrace and welcome others.
All Saints' Sunday 31 October 2021
Today we celebrate All Saints Day, or All Hallows Day, and it is a celebration of all the saints, living on earth and alive in heaven.
It is a way of looking through all that is surrounding us now into a future that looks significantly different.
We look toward the multitudes who have gone before as a promise and a beacon of light in our darkness. Today we also remember all those members of our families and our friends who have died.
The Gospel reading is from St John 11:32-44
"What do you want me to do for you?" 24 October 20021
The Gospel reading is from St Mark, 10:46 to the end. We hear about blind Bartimaeus who was healed through faith.
Harvest 2021 (10 October)
Debbie Flach leads us in reflections on all that God has given us, and how we look after it all as good stewards.
The Gospel reading is from St Matthew 6:25-33
Worship service 26 September 2021
The Gospel reading is from Mark 9:38-end. Is there anything in our behaviour that causes others to stumble, Suzanne asks.
Exercising the power we have with justice, and in submission to the higher authority of God's Reign.
It's the 6th Sunday after Trinity, and the Gospel reading is from St Mark, chapter 6:14-29.
This is the last podcast for now, we're going to take a summer break but will be back in September.
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Who does he think he is? Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Trinity
The Gospel reading is from St Mark 6:1-13
How not to be your own worst enemy Week 4
We have all questioned the wisdom of God when something we expected from Him did not materialise. Questioning the wisdom of God leaves scars we could do without. 1 Corinthians 1:20-24
Do not fear, keep on believing
The sermon this week, the 4th after Trinity, takes for its text St Mark's Gospel 5:21-end.
God knows and understands us better than we do
The Gospel reading is from St Mark, 4:35-41
Our journey of faith is lifelong, and in life there will be storms, there will be panic, anxiety, doubt but God is present in the storm and whatever happens to us in this life, we are safe in God's love.
Who should be in your decision-making circle?
Tom reflects on God working through his plan, in spite of the mess, to do His will.
1 Kings, chapter 12
How not to be your own worst enemy Week 2
Suzanne talks about how to avoid messing up our own lives.
Make a difference to you and contribute to God's Kingdom
The Parable of the Growing Seed and the Parable of the Mustard Seed are the Gospel readings for this, the 2nd Sunday after Trinity.
Listen to Debbie asks us what one thing will you decide to start today that will make a difference?
1st Sunday after Trinity
The Gospel reading is from St Mark, chapter 3:20-end
Mosaic evening service series for June week 1
Setbacks and Opportunities
Trinity Sunday: God the Three in One
The focus on the Trinity is a declaration of our faith, for we believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
A reading from the Gospel of St John, 3:1-17 and a homily by Debbie Flach for this unique Sunday.
The Bible for Grown-Ups, week 5
The fundamental message that we should never lose sight of (1 John 3:1-10)
The Bible for Grown-Ups week 4
How do we approach not being at peace with everything we read in the Bible? Paul offers us clarity and confidence to move forward.
(1 Corinthians 15 1-7)
The Bible for Grown-ups, week 3
The Old Testament is the story of God preparing the world for a Saviour
The Church is called to unity and mission
We cannot be one with Jesus while we are clearly at odds with others. Acts 1:15-17, 21-end and St John 17:6-19
A homily for Ascension Day
Listen to the readings (Acts 1:1-11 and the Gospel of St Luke 24:44-end) and a homily by Debbie Flach
Abide in my love
Acts 10:44-end and St John 15:9-17
The Bible for Grown-ups week 2
A radically different, unparalleled and untested worldview (Genesis 1)
The Bible for Grown-ups, Week 1
Does the Bible stand a chance with modern, sophisticated readers"
Together with God we can grow and be fruitful.
This week's talk is based on Acts 8:26-end (Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch) and the Gospel of St John 15: 1-8 (I am the true vine)
The resurrection of Jesus lies at the heart of Christian faith
There are two readings, Acts 4:5-12 (The cornerstone) and the Gospel according to St John 10:11-18 (The Good Shepherd)
Address the Mess week 3
Following Jesus isn't about avoiding something, it's about becoming something.
Greg speaks this week, with reference to Philippians 1:4-6
Resurrection and Mission
Reverend Canon Debbie Flach 's sermon is based on the Gospel of St Luke, 24:36b-48
Address the Mess Week 2
We’ve all been in, are in, or are only one decision away from a mess. But there is a powerful connection between our messes and our relationship with God. If you can see your mess, you can see your need for God. (Romans 3:23-24)
Listen to David Bolton this week.
Doubt as an opportunity to grow in faith
Licensed Lay Reader Suzanne Bray's sermon is based on the Gospel of St John
Address the Mess: Week 1
Is the Christian life all about avoiding messes and staying out of trouble? Paul starts our new four part series by helping us understand that when we acknowledge our messes, we are a small step away from acknowledging God.
Easter Day Devotional 4 April 2021
Reverend Canon Debbie Flach leads this devotion for Easter Day
Devotions for Holy Saturday, 3 April 2021
Reflections for this day of waiting
Maundy Thursday Devotion 1 April 2021
Debbie Flach guides a short Devotion for Maundy Thursday
The last in the series "Game Plan"
Tom speaks about work lives and spiritual lives. His talk is based on Colossians chapter 3.
Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem
A homily by the Reverend Canon Debbie Flach for Palm Sunday 2021.
The Gospel reading is Mark 11:1-11
Game Plan episode 3
Greg leads a reflection on what God has planned for our life
The hour has come, now is the time
It's the fifth Sunday in Lent, and the Reverend Canon Debbie Flach's homily is based on the Gospel of St John, 12:20-33
The second in the series "Game Plan"
Suzanne Bray speaks about the problem of not seeing beyond the short-term.
He must be lifted up, that you may believe
The Gospel reading this week is from St John 3:14-21 The Reverend Canon Debbie Flach's sermon is based on this reading.