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Theme for 26 November 2017

Scripture for the Sunday of the Reign of Christ:  Ezekiel 34.11-16,20-24; Psalm 95.1-7; Ephesians 1.15-23; Matthew 25.31-46 Anyone who has come close to caring for domestic animals (not just pets) knows that there is a burden of responsibility to nurture and take care of them – a relationship of care that is much more than […]

Theme for 19 November 2017

Scripture for this Sunday:  Zephaniah 1.7,12-18; Psalm 90.1-8,12; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11; Matthew 25.14-30 One of the mysteries of our scripture seems to be that there are times when it is possible to interpret it in more than one way – and each may be right!  Today’s parable of the talents is a particularly challenging example. […]

Theme for 12 November 2017

Scripture for this Sunday:  Wisdom 6.12-16; Canticle (Wisdom 6.17-20); 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; Matthew 25.1-13 There’s an episode of Midsomer Murders in which a character played by Maureen Lippmann says, “The only thing that is certain about life is that it will end in death.”  How we approach this inevitability illuminates how we live our lives. […]

Theme for 5 November 2017 – All Saints

Scripture for All Saints Sunday:  Revelation 7.9-17; Psalm 34.1-10, 22; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12 In the course of the past week we have celebrated the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, Halloween, All Saints and All Souls. The Reformation shone a light into some dark areas of the church at the […]

Readings for November 2017

Readings for the main services of worship on Sunday & Wednesday during November. 1 November – All Saints (BCP) Isaiah 56.3-8; Psalm 33.1-5; Hebrews 12.18-24; Matthew 5.1-12 2 November – All Souls Psalm 23; Wisdom 3.1-9; John 6.37-40 5 November – All Saints Sunday Revelation 7.9-17; Psalm 34.1-10; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12 8 November […]

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