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Archive | July, 2019

Theme for Sunday, 28 July 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Hosea 1.2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2.6-15; Luke 11.1-13 (Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer) The walk of faith of a Christian life challenges us to be agents of God’s purpose.  As Teresa of Avila wrote: “Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; […]

Theme for Sunday, 14 July 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Amos 7.7–17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1.1–14; Luke 10.25–37 (the parable of the Good Samaritan) We all want to be the Good Samaritan!  Isn’t that what Jesus’ parable is all about – being willing to help our neighbours?  Is this truly the point that Jesus was making with his story about a hated Samaritan […]

Theme for Sunday, 7 July 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Last week saw a human trafficking ring successfully exposed and prosecuted, with Hope for Justice figuring prominently, an organisation that assists victims of human slavery; and thousands of people in Manchester ringing bells for peace.  Signs of hope in a dark and […]

Archdeacon’s Visit

The Archdeacon of Gibraltar, Italy & Malta, the Venerable Geoff Johnston, visited Menorca during the past weekend with his wife, Carol, to participate in the patronal festival of Santa Margarita and to preside and preach at the Sunday Eucharist. The Fiesta of Santa Margarita was marked with a procession from the Roman Catholic parish church […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

This article was first published in the July 2019 issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English language magazine. “Don’t worry, be happy.”  Bobby McFerrin won a Grammy for the song with that title thirty years ago.  But there is more to the sentiment than a cheery little song, which seems to have had as its inspiration the […]

Readings for July 2019

These are the readings for the major Eucharistic services (Sunday, Wednesday) during July. 3 July – Thomas, ApostleHabakkuk 2.1–4; Psalm 31.1–6; Ephesians 2.19–22; John 20.24–29 7 July – Trinity 3 2 Kings 5.1–14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6.1–16; Luke 10.1–11,16–20 10 July Genesis 41.55–57, 42.5–7, 17–38; Psalm 33.1–4, 18–22; Matthew 10.1–7 14 July – Trinity 4 […]

Theme for Sunday, 30 June 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: 2 Kings 2.1-2,6-14; Psalm 77.11-20; Galatians 5.1,13-25; Luke 9.51-62 People who undertake some kind of hiking or walking activity, especially for any kind of distance, are dependent upon some kind of guide, or map. However, it is not possible to walk along with one’s head in a book: it is important […]

Theme for Sunday, 23 June 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: 1 Kings 19.1-15a; Psalm 42; Galatians 3.23-29; Luke 8.26-39 Anna Maria Tremonti has been the presenter of a current affairs programme on the CBC radio network called The Current for 17 years. She is now stepping down from that role, having interviewed many people, from Henry Kissinger (who walked out!) to […]

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