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Theme for Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019

Scripture for Easter Sunday: Isaiah 65.17–23; Psalm 118.1–2, 14–24; Acts 10.34–43; John 20.1–18 The gospel of John opens with the contrast between light and darkness and proceeds with a gathering gloom that threatens the light which Christ brings into the world.  The darkness gathers as Judas prepares to turn from the way of Jesus to pursue […]

Theme for Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Palms: Luke 19.28–40; Psalm 118.1–2,19–24 Passion: Isaiah 50.4–9a; Psalm 31.9–16; Philippians 2.5–11; Luke 22.14-23.56 Palm Sunday, when we first process with palms to re-enact the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and then find ourselves abruptly immersed in the reading of the Passion narrative, has traditionally been in many churches an occasion […]

Theme for Sunday, 7 April 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Isaiah 43.16–21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3.4b–14; John 12.1–8 It is often instructive and enlightening to put ourselves in the place of the different characters in biblical situations.  This week, we have Martha, Mary, Judas and Jesus and other disciples at a nice little dinner party to celebrate the restoration of life to […]

Theme for Sunday, 31 March 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Exodus 2.1-10; Psalm 127; Colossians 3.12-17; John 19.25b-27 We did something unusual on Mothering Sunday: we took a significant part of our worship to celebrate the life of a recently deceased lady who had been a devoted member of Santa Margarita, and we did so in the context of Mothering Sunday.   […]

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