Scripture for the first Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 2.1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11–14; Matthew 24.36–44 Being welcoming is something that many churches strive very hard to do. Individuals within congregations devote themselves to creating an inviting and welcoming environment. So it can be frustrating and galling when someone slips through the cracks. But it does happen. […]
Archive | November, 2016
Scripture for Sunday, 20 November: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 On the church calendar yesterday (19 November) was Mechthild, Beguine of Magdeburg, a 13th century mystic. The Beguines were women from a wide variety of backgrounds whose response to Christ’s promised reign was to involve themselves in it by renouncing power and wealth, […]
Presentation by J Trevor Jones to the PCC of Santa Margarita, September 2016 This is the third in a series of reflections by Trevor Jones, as Lay Chair of the PCC of Santa Margarita, on the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion. Trevor’s reflection on the first Mark of Mission was posted in July and the second reflection in […]
The annual Christmas Fair for Santa Margarita in Menorca will take place on Saturday, 3 December, from 10:00 to 16:00 (or until all the mince pies have been sold!). This will be in conjunction with the Feria de Navidad of Es Castell.
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of God from Jerusalem. God shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. […]
I’m a big fan of Leonard Cohen. Despite seeming to be in some sort of competition with Bob Dylan as to who could sing their own songs less favourably, he wrote words and music that are full of depth, mysticism and spirituality. Actually, his poor singing caused the album that included the song “Hallelujah” to be […]
Scripture for this Sunday: Job 19.23–27a; Psalm 17.1–8; 2 Thessalonians 2.1–5, 13–17; Luke 20.27–38 Presented with a rather ludicrous question by a group of Sadducees, Jesus turns an enigma on its head; rather than redefine marriage, he redefines death – or rather life, in terms of God’s power. What he says, and the way that […]