Published on 08 Mar 2011

Sermon by Peter Elliott – Ash Wednesday


“Ash Wednesday is not a time for us to wallow in sin but to celebrate the God whose very nature it is to forgive. It is a time to acknowledge that we’re all in this thing together—each one of us with our times of missing the mark and all of us from time to time missing the mark together…”

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Published on 28 Feb 2011

February 27, 2011- Sermon by Peter Elliott


“You remember in Mary Poppins, how in the scene when with Jane and Michael Banks she tidies the nursery, Mary begins a song, and with a finger snap Mary Poppins and the children can make unmade beds, can make clothes on the floor jump into the dresser drawers, and watch as toys scattered all over the nursery march tidily into their boxes….”

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Published on 30 Dec 2010

Peter Elliott’s Sermon on Christmas Eve


“The substitute teacher began her lesson on ‘borrowing’. On the blackboard she showed us how you could, when a number was 0, go to the next number, cross it out and move one over. I still remember my response: I thought she was making this up. I couldn’t believe it….”

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Published on 15 Dec 2010

Sermon by Peter Elliott on Advent 3


A journalism student at a local school left a message for me last week: she was doing a radio story on the new atheist bus campaign…

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Published on 18 Oct 2010

Sermon on St. Luke – by Peter Elliott


Who could, this past week, fail to be moved by the recovery of the miners in Chile. Millions of people around the world watched their TVs or computer screens as one by one 33 miners were brought up from the depths of earth back to be reunited with their families and communities. That it happened at all is miraculous in a time when too often human life is regarded as expendable…..

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