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Archive | February, 2019

Theme for Sunday, 24 February 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Genesis 2.4b-9, 15-24 (the second version of the creation story); Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8.22-25 (Jesus calms a storm). Whenever the gospel reading about Jesus in the boat in a storm arises, I’m reminded of a lady whom I knew in Canada. Her husband had been a merchant navy captain, […]

Readings for March 2019

Readings and hymns for the services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during March. 3 March Exodus 34.29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2; Luke 9.28-36 Hymns: 676 Immortal, Invisible 279 Jesus On The Mountain Peak 281 ‘Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here 719 Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining 6 March – […]

Theme for Sunday, 17 February 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Jeremiah 17.5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15.12-20; Luke 6.17-26 (beatitudes and woes) It’s about 50 years since Paul Simon wrote a song called ‘The Boxer.’ It includes the line: “All lies and jests; still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest,” words that are even more […]

Theme for Sunday, 10 February 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Isaiah 6.1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15.1-11; Luke 5.1-11 The Synod of the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar took place during the past week.  The theme of the Synod was ‘Building the Body of Christ,’ which was developed in the context of the tide of anxiety and fear that threatens the world.   Bishop David […]

Theme for Sunday, 3 February 2019

Scripture for this Sunday (the Presentation of Christ in the Temple): Malachi 3.1-5; Psalm 24.7-10; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40 There are two underlying themes in this week’s gospel account of Jesus being brought to the Temple.  They are poverty; and ritual, or routine.   We see the poverty in the sacrifice offered by his parents: this is […]

Theme for Sunday, 27 January 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19.1-6; 1 Corinthians 12.12-31a; Luke 4.14-21 Greta Thunberg is Swedish teenager who has taken to absenting herself from secondary school on a regular basis to protest outside the Swedish parliament about its failure to take sufficient action on climate change and global warming.  Last week, she went […]

Theme for Sunday, 20 January 2019

Scripture for the second Sunday after Epiphany: Isaiah 62.1–5; Psalm 36.5–10; 1 Corinthians 12.1–11; John 2.1–11 (Jesus turns water into wine at a wedding in Cana) In a world full of Supermen, who mends a broken bicycle? Fans of Monty Python from nearly 50 years ago will know the answer!   Sometimes ordinary work and ordinary deeds […]

Readings for February 2019

Readings for the services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays. 3 February – Presentation Malachi 3.1-5; Psalm 24.7-10; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40 Hymns: 676 Immortal, Invisible 112 New Light Has Dawned 719 Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining 398 Lord Set Your Servant Free 6 February – Martyrs of Japan (David Green) […]

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