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Archive | October, 2018

Readings for November 2018

Readings for the principle services of Holy Communion on Wednesdays & Sundays in November. Also included are the weekly prayers for the various communities in Menorca, part of our local cycle of prayer.  2 November – observance of All Souls (evening) Psalm 23; Wisdom 3.1-9; John 6.37-40 4 November – All Saints Sunday Wisdom 3.1-9; Psalm […]

Theme for Sunday, 21 October 2018

Scripture for this Sunday:  Job 38.1-7,34-41; Psalm 104.1-10,26,35c; Hebrews 5.1-10; Mark 10.35-45 What is the ultimate prayer?  A lady in hospital told me, some years ago, that it is, “Your will be done.” She was dying of congestive heart failure, and she knew it – so this was a bold statement of faith and vulnerability. In some […]

Theme for Sunday, 14 October 2018

Scripture for this Sunday:  Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31 Some 25 years ago, well before I was ordained to the priesthood, I served as a lay assistant, a chalice bearer in an Episcopal church in California.  One Sunday, a young man – a teenager – came to the altar to receive […]

Theme for Harvest Thanksgiving – 7 October 2018

Scripture for Harvest Thanksgiving this year:  Joel 2.12-27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 6.6-10; Matthew 6.25-33 “Consider the lilies of the field …” Our culture apparently seeks to outdo the lilies and Solomon’s finery, because we buy a vast amount of clothing, of which much is never worn. In Britain, 235M items of clothing went to […]

Readings for October 2018

Readings for the principle services of Holy Communion on Wednesdays & Sundays in October. 3 October – Francis of Assisi (transferred) Jeremiah 22.13-16; Psalm 148.7-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Matthew 11.25-30  7 October – Harvest Thanksgiving Joel 2.21-27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 6.6-10; Matthew 6.25-33  10 October – Paulinus, bishop, missionary Isaiah 2.2-5; Psalm 27.1–6; Matthew 5.14-16  […]

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