Sermon Series

This term at St James the Less we are running two themes for our sermons:

Morning Service

Pray At All Times And Pray In All Ways

Working through the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. At our monthly all-age service we are using the song Pray At All Times and Pray In All Ways by Nick and Becky Drake as our theme song!


Date Service Reading Title Preacher
1st January 9.30 HC Matthew 2:1-18 An Unexpected Gift Lis Goddard
11am AA Lis Goddard
8th January 9.30 HC Why bother to pray? Andrew Goddard
11am Family Worship HC
15th January 9.30 HC Luke 11:1-8 Learning from the Master…. Lis Goddard
11am All Age All Age Team
22nd January 9.30 HC Matthew 6:1,5-8 Alone with God Jane Petrie
11am Family Worship HC
29thJanuaryDay of Commitment 9.30 HC Matthew 6:1-4 and 19-21 Prayer in Action Sarah Simpson
11am Family Worship
5th February 9.30 HC Matthew 6:9 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness… Andrew Goddard
11am Family Worship HC
12th February 9.30 HC Matthew 6:10 Praying in the Kingdom… Chris Marsh
11am Family Worship HC
19thFebruary 9.30 HC Matthew 6:11 and 7:7-12 Praying expectantly Elaine Vickers
11am All Age All Age Team
26thFebruary5thSunday1st Sunday of Lent 9.30 HC Matthew 6:12 and 14; 18:21-35 Confessing your sins to one another: Forgiving one another…. Andrew Goddard
11am Family Worship
4th March 9.30 HC Matthew 6:13 Praying with realism Lis Goddard
11am Family worship
11th March 9.30 HC Praying with humility…praying with power Angela King
11am Family Worship HC
18thMarchMothering Sunday 9.30 HC Interceding for all the saints? Jane Petrie*
11am All Age Mothering Sunday Service – interceding…. All Age Team
25thMarch  9.30 HC Romans 8 (26) ….when there are no words Lis Goddard
11am Family Worship HC
1stAprilPalm Sunday 9.30 HC Recognising the king Lisa Pearce? Open Doors
11am Family Worship
6thAprilGood Friday 12noon-3pm3 hours at the Cross Prayer at the cross Andrew Goddard
8thAprilEaster Day 9.30 HC Resurrection prayer Lis Goddard
11am AA Family Worship HC All Age Team
15thApril 9.30 HC TBA
All Age AA Team

 Evening Service

God’s Apprentices: Building Your Spiritual Muscles

Date Service theme/Title Reading Preacher
1st January HC Seeking God Pastor Alex
8th January Setting out the Groundrules:Building a rule of Life Lis Goddard
15th January HC Knowing the Boss Lis Goddard
22nd  January The Apprentice who IS – learning to Be…Sabbath and resting in God Lis Goddard
29thJanuary (HC?)Day of Commitment The Apprentice who gives Lis Goddard
5th February HC The Apprentice who Worships Chris Marsh
12th February Living a life of Mission… TBA
19thFebruary HC Breaking bread with the Body Andrew Goddard
22ndFebruaryAsh Wednesday Beginning Lent together with an Ash Wednesday Meditation Sarah Simpson and Angela King
26th February The discipline of Repentance Tim Ditchfield
4th March HC The apprentice who fasts Lis Goddard
11thMarch The apprentice who reads Sarah Simpson
18th March HC The apprentice who watches and waits Lis Goddard
25th March The apprentice who listens Angela King
1st April HCPalm Sunday The Apprentice who is faithful Lisa Pearce? Open Doors
5thAprilMaundy Thursday Prayer for Healing James 5 Lis Goddard
8thAprilEaster Day The apprentice who sees results…