Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 31 December 2017.
Archives for 2017
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for the evening of Sunday 24 December and morning of Monday 25 December, 2017.
We are drawn to stories of freedom and purpose. In Star Wars an abandoned orphan on a desert planet turns into a knight leading the struggle for freedom. Platform 9 and three quarters takes Harry Potter into a world of magic and purpose …
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 24 December 2017.
In one of a series of seasonal videos produced by the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, reflects on how Advent calls us to help bring in the new world – God’s world.
More than 120 people attended this evening’s Christian Aid Carol Service in which Hutchesons’ Grammar School Junior Choir participated. A most enjoyable and uplifting service. Thanks to all who attended and took part.
The Parable of the Five Wise and Five Foolish Maidens.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 17 December 2017.
St John 1.14: ‘and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us …’ We’re all familiar with slogans, mottoes, catchphrases, strap lines, by which institutions or political parties or campaigning groups like to promote themselves, their claims, their values among the rest of us. Some of them may strike us as important and even challenging…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 10 December 2017.
The Parable of the Talents.
We grew up very familiar with the Christmas story, writes JB. The journey to Bethlehem as demanded by the census, the lack of accommodation when they got there and the subsequent birth of Jesus in a stable, and being laid in a manger because there was ‘no crib for a bed’. The star, angels announcing…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 3 December 2017.
A fresh take on the parable of the sheep and the goats.
It is called the Kingdom Season, writes Rev Sydney Maitland, when thoughts are directed to the Kingdom of God, and it normally begins with All Saints Day, concluding on the last Saturday before Advent. Christ the King is the focus, and in writing this, we will have almost completed the Kingdom Season before this issue…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 26 November 2017.
Following the selection and appointment by four Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church of the Reverend Canon Anne Dyer as Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney on 9 November, there are now serious questions being asked about the process. The Rector of St Margaret’s, Aberdeen, the Very Reverend Dr Emsley Nimmo, immediately resigned from his role…
The people of Christ Church, Harris, announced today that they will no longer remain under the oversight of the bishop of Argyll and the Isles, the Right Reverend Kevin Pearson. This follows his decision to support the change to the canons of the Scottish Episcopal Church which introduced of same-sex marriage. The congregation made it…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 19 November 2017.