Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons from October 2023

Sermon for Bible Sunday on Sunday 29th October 2023

It’s Bible Sunday, and I want you to love your Bible! We don’t finish Bible readings and then say “this is the word of the Lord” for no reason. The Bible is either to be discarded as drivel, studied as a historical document of interest to only strange academics, or honoured as life-changing, God-breathed scriptures that have changed lives throughout history. And…

Sermon for Holy Trinity on Sunday 22nd October 2023, the 20th Sunday after Trinity

Render unto Caesar ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s and to God the things that are God’s’ (Matthew 22.22). These words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel, have sparked lively and often controversial debate between church and state ever since.  They’re often taken to mean that Christians should observe a firm division between their life of…

Sermon for Stewardship Sunday at Holy Trinity Geneva on 15 October 2023  – 19th Sunday after Trinity

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! Giving thanks when we are in a dark and a difficult place can be very hard. This week, as we witness with mounting sorrow, the storm clouds of violent conflict between Israel and Gaza and the suffering that is taking place, any thoughts of thankfulness this Sunday may feel misplaced. It is a terrible…

Sermon for Sunday 8 October 2023 – 18th Sunday after Trinity

Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he’. (Proverbs 29.18 KJV) Today is a milestone in the life of Holy Trinity as we are launching our Vision and Strategy, setting our plan for our church and chaplaincy for the next three years. It has been some time in gestation as we have discussed,…

Sunday 1st October 2023 5th Sunday of the Season of Creation : Lifestyle change: Repent, be humble, take action: loving creation is loving your neighbour and God

Today is the culmination of our season of Creationtide! We have looked at a range of ways to practically help the environment over the past month, focusing on water, energy, diet, food production and biodiversity loss, and so today we bring it all together. And then there is the church lectionary… How different readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospels,…