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Archive | May, 2016

Theme for the Week – 29 May 2016

Scripture for this Sunday: 1 Kings 8.22-23,41-43 (Solomon dedicates the temple); Psalm 96.1-9; Galatians 1.1-12; Luke 7.1-10 (Jesus heals a Roman Centurion’s slave) My Spanish teacher has worked out that what I need to work on is my ability to listen and understand in Spanish.  I can read the written word and understand reasonably well; […]

Readings for June 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for June 2016.  1 June – Visitation  (transferred) Zephaniah 3.14-18; Psalm 113; Romans 12.9-16; Luke 1.39-56 5 June 1 Kings 17.17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1.11-24; Luke 7.11-17 8 June – Thomas Ken, bishop Philippians 4.4-9; Psalm 145.8-13; Luke 6.17-23 12 June 1 Kings 21.1-21a; Psalm 5.1-8; Galatians […]

Prayer for Chaplaincy

Excerpt from prayers on the occasion of an anniversary in ministry: Living and loving God, we uplift before you those who make this chaplaincy a place of welcome, worship, mission and sustainability; those who serve and have served as wardens, as members of the church council, those who serve in special capacities, such as synod […]

Theme for the Week – Trinity 2016

Scripture for Trinity Sunday: Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 Trinity Sunday occurring at the end of May – an anniversary of some sort!  Three years ago I stood before the congregation of Santa Margarita and set myself the task of introduction to a new congregation and reflection upon the Trinity. Anniversaries remind us […]

Theme for the Week – Pentecost 2016

The Day of Pentecost: 15 May Readings for Pentecost: Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.26-36,37b; Romans 8.14-17; John 14. 8-17,25-27 What is the connection between an English rabbi visiting Bradford, and Pentecost? We tend to focus on the language and the tongues at the original Pentecost, and it leads us off in one direction, which is not wrong.  […]

Theme for the Week – 8 May 2016

Prayer Scripture for this Sunday: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26 I once worked in Silicon Valley with one of those “hail fellow, well met,” sort of people whose greeting belied any attempt at listening to what anyone said to him.  Some of our attempts at prayer must seem like that to […]

Golf Tournament Raffle 2016

In conjunction with the annual Santa Margarita golf tournament on Saturday, 11 June 2016, there is a raffle to be drawn after the golf prizes have been presented. Star Prize / Premio Estrella:  3 nights for 2 in 5* London hotel; champagne dinner for 2; return flights Menorca-London. Prize to be taken Sep/Oct 2016. UK […]

Theme for the Week – 1 May 2016

Scripture for the week: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 5:1-9 (alternate gospel) In 1631, a 32 year old French woman, Marie Guyard, found herself as a widow with a 13 year old son.  She decided to take the veil and entrusted her son to the care of her sister.  She took the name of […]

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