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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 […]

Theme for 29 October 2017

Scripture for Sunday, 29 October:  Deuteronomy 34.1-12; Psalm 90.1-6,13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8; Matthew 22.34-45 “Love God and love your neighbour as yourself,” said Jesus.  It sounds simple enough.  Yet our record is rather patchy at best.  As for what it means to love God – well there are many ways in which people have tried […]

Theme for 22 October 2017

Scripture for this Sunday: Exodus 33.12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10; Matthew 22.15-22 (Give to the Emperor what is the Emperor’s) In one of Winnie-the-Pooh’s escapades (in The House at Pooh Corner), a pit is dug to set a trap for a Heffalump and baited with Pooh’s honey.  Pooh becomes anxious about his honey, falls […]

Theme for 15 October 2017

Scripture for Sunday, 15 October:  Exodus 32.1-14; Psalm 106.1-6; Philippians 4.1-9; Matthew 22.1-14 There’s a sequence in the comedy (Little Grimley’s Strictly Sex Factor On Ice) recently performed by the Menorca Charity Players in which reference is made to an actress who needs a prompt on her opening line – a prompt which takes seven […]

Theme for 8 October 2017

Scripture for Sunday, 8 October: Exodus 20.1-4,7-9,12-20 (the ten commandments); Psalm 19.7-14; Philippians 3.4b-14; Matthew 21.33-46 (the parable of vineyard tenants who kill the owner’s son). One way of looking at the Ten Commandments is as a call for respect: respect for God, and respect for one another, something Jesus captured in his summary of […]

Theme for 1 October 2017 – Harvest Festival

Readings for Sunday, 1 October (Harvest):  Deuteronomy 8.7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9.6-15; Luke 17.11-19 Urban and suburban western living leaves many people disconnected from the source of their basic needs, including food.  The idea of harvest is perhaps more easily understood in Menorca, where agriculture is more evident, and it is perhaps easier to […]

Readings for Worship During October

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during October. 1 October – Harvest Festival Deuteronomy 8.7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9.6-15; Luke 17.11-19 4 October – Francis of Assisi Jeremiah 22.13-16; Psalm 148.7-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Matthew 11.25-30 8 October Exodus 20.1-4,7-9,12-20; Psalm 19.7-14; Philippians 3.4b-14; Matthew 21.33-46 11 October Jonah […]

Nutrition & Digestion Seminar

Leo Maria Shearing is a naturopathic nutritionist.  She is giving a series of talks around Menorca on ways to improve digestion to improve health.  On Wednesday, 11 October, at 13:30, she will be giving her presentation at Santa Margarita, in Es Castell.  To book a place, please contact the church, using the form below, or […]

Theme for 24 September 2017 – Community & Judgement

Scripture for Sunday, 24 September 2017:  Exodus 16.2-15; Psalm 105.37-45; Philippians 1.21-30; Matthew 20.1-16 Modern culture tends to have an ambivalent attitude towards inequality in the economy.  We accept that circumstances may cause some to pay more than others for the same thing.  But when our sense of worth – which is intrinsically part of […]

Theme for 17 September 2017 – Community & Forgiving

Scripture for Sunday, 17 September 2017:  Exodus 14.19-30; Psalm 114; Romans 14.1-12; Matthew 18.21-35 Anyone who has experienced some sort of injury, such as a fractured bone, will know that the damage can be experienced on more than one level.  A bone can heal in a matter of weeks; other damage can take much longer […]

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