Sermons tagged with ‘philip patterson’

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Watchnight Service 2013

Watchnight Service

Watchnight Service 31-12-2013

Psalm 50:1-5, Exodus 16:1-8

Sometimes in ministry you are faced with sermons which pose a real challenge. I can think back to Christmas Eve 2010, when I was given the task of celebrating Holy Communion at St Martin’s Church. A few months prior to this, the churches of St Christopher’s, St Martin’s and St Patrick’s had finally agreed to amalgamate into a new parish called Ballymacarrett and St Patrick’s would be the place of worship. At that joint service, for the people of St Martin’s in the congregation this was to be the last formal service in their church. I was very conscious of that and I had to reflect that in my address…