Once every year or two, I like to give members of the church a chance to suggest topics or themes for sermons.
Most of the year, we follow a pattern of readings called the Revised Common Lectionary, which is used by most mainstream Protestant denominations as well as Roman Catholics and Anglicans. It unites us in reading Scripture with the wider church across the year. Our Roman Catholic friends at Sacred Heart and our Methodist friends at Battersea Mission read the same passages of the bible Sunday by Sunday.
But sometimes it’s good to step away from the Lectionary and to have sermon themes. Over the summer weeks, while the choir is on holiday, there are six Sundays where we will have sermons on particular themes. But instead of me choosing them I’d be keen to hear from you about subjects you’d like a sermon on. It could be a topical subject (something in the news or popular culture), it could be a theological or spiritual question that baffles you, or it could be a question of ethics or morality. I can’t guarantee to preach on all the subjects you ask for, but I would welcome some suggestions and requests.
So if you would like to choose a sermon topic, please email me your request at [email protected] or fill out a request chit at the back of church and put it in the new white post box at the top of the steps into and out of church.