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Archive | July, 2016

Theme for the Week – 31 July 2016

Scripture for this Sunday: Hosea 11.1-11 (God bewails the turning away of the people of Israel); Psalm 107.1-9,43; Colossians 3.1-11; Luke 12.13-21 (the parable of the rich fool who builds bigger barns to keep more for himself only to die suddenly). Several years ago, I was asked to lead the funeral for a lady who had […]

Readings for August 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for August 2016.  3 August Jeremiah 31.1–7; Psalm 121; Matthew 15.21–28 7 August Isaiah 1.1, 10–20; Psalm 50.1–7; Hebrews 11.1–3, 8–16; Luke 12.32–40 10 August – Laurence, martyr Colossians 1.24-29; Psalm 126; Mark 8.34-38 14 August Isaiah 5.1–7; Psalm 80.1–2, 9–end  [or 80.9–end]; Hebrews 11.29 —12.2; Luke 12.49–56 […]

Theme for the Week – 24 July 2016

Scripture for this Sunday: Hosea 1:2-10 (the naming of Hosea’s children); Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13 (Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer).  It might seem rather flippant to ponder what happens when, for example, the football teams of Argentina and Uruguay meet, and large portions of the population of each country pray for their team […]

The Five Marks Of Mission: 1

Presentation by J Trevor Jones to the PCC of Santa Margarita, June 2016 Some time ago a group of people here on Menorca came together and founded the Anglican Church of Santa Margarita.  Question. How?  I believe that God gave them a combination and variety of gifts and skills and the vision to work together […]

Theme for the Week – 17 July 2016

Scripture for this Sunday: Amos 8:1-12 (Amos sees a basket of fruit); Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 (Martha and Mary of Bethany) A week that has focused attention on human pain, suffering and death has also seen the fruit of emancipation of women, with Theresa May becoming prime minister of the UK. There are […]

The Dangerous Pit Of Hymn Selection

At Santa Margarita the brunt of the task of exasperating and exhilarating the congregation through hymn selection falls upon your humble chaplain, who is constantly surprised at the passion incited by the choice of what we sing. What follows is reproduced from the journal of Adrian Marple, the parish organist of Saint Mary’s, Bury St Edmunds, who has […]

Theme for the Week – 10 July 2016

Scripture for Sunday: Amos 7.7–17 (the plumb line); Psalm 82; Colossians 1.1–14; Luke 10.25–37 (the parable of the Good Samaritan) Once upon a time, a newly ordained curate was sent to take communion to a wealthy, elderly lady, who apparently preferred not to go to church regularly.  Bursting with desire to change the world and bristling […]

Theme for the Week – 3 July 2016

Scripture for Sunday, 3 July: 2 Kings 5:1-14 (Elisha and Naaman the Syrian with skin disease); Psalm 30; Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 (Jesus sending out 70 disciples, “like lambs amongst wolves). Someone sent me an e-mail during the week asking – pleading! – for the sermon to avoid, “Brexit, Spanish politics, and the Somme.” […]

Readings for July 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for July 2016. 3 July 2 Kings 5.1–14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6. [1–6] 7–16; Luke 10.1–11, 16–20 10 July Amos 7.7–17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1.1–14; Luke 10.25–37 13 July Isaiah 10.5–7,13–16; Psalm 94.5–11; Matthew 11.25–27 17 July Amos 8.1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1.15-28; Luke 10.38-47 20 July […]

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