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Archive | March, 2016

John Donne and Hope

Hope lies in understanding the full implications of being in the presence of God – not just God’s close, personal intimacy, nor God’s compassionate healing, nor God’s generous and abundant sustenance and feeding, but the awful power of forgiving love that brings discord into harmony. John Donne wrote: Bring us, O Lord God, at our […]

Theme for Easter Sunday

In his gospel, Luke makes us wait for the full impact of the resurrection to be revealed. It all begins predictably, with women going to do what is needed for the dead body of Jesus. But the tomb is empty. Then there are messengers, giving instructions. Then the disciples discount the women’s testimony, although Peter […]

Theme for the Week – Palm Sunday 2016

Palm Sunday, when we first process with palms to re-enact the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and then find ourselves abruptly immersed in the reading of the Passion narrative, has traditionally been in many churches an occasion to refrain from preaching – to let the gospel speak for itself. Playing the part of the crowd […]

Newsletter – Easter 2016

Please click on the link below to download the latest edition of the Anglican Menorca newsletter. Please contact the church (info@anglicanchurchmenorca.com) if you have difficulty. Link for the newsletter: Newsletter 2016-03

Prayer for a new day

O God, early in the morning I cry to You Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on You; I cannot do this alone. In me there is darkness, But with You there is light; I am lonely, but You do not leave me; I am feeble in heart, but with You there […]

Theme for the Week – 13 March 2016

Scripture for the fifth Sunday of Lent: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8 A church in Toronto, Canada, faced with imminent closure, decided to have a final party to celebrate, and invited everyone from the local community to come.  It could have been seen as an irresponsible act, a frivolous waste of resources […]

Theme for the Week – 6 March 2016

Scripture for Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent:  1 Samuel 1.20–28; Psalm 127 ; Colossians 3.12-17; John 19.25b-27 Today is Mothering Sunday – recognised in the Church as a celebration of motherhood, but particularly of God as maternal presence, and the church as a mothering influence in the life of the community. Looking in […]

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