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Theme for Sunday, 18 August 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Isaiah 5.1–7 (Isaiah tells the story of the vineyard gone wild); Psalm 80.9–20; Hebrews 11.29—12.2 (examples of faith, and the cloud of witnesses); Luke 12.49–56 (Jesus predicts division). The Bible is full of meaningful little stories – not just the parables of Jesus, but plenty of other analogies that describe the […]

Theme for Sunday, 11 August 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Genesis 15.1-6; Psalm 33.12-22; Hebrews 11.1–3, 8–16; Luke 12.32–40 There used to be a man called Fred who busked outside some of the shops where we lived in Canada. One day, when our kids and their friends were going past, he stopped, and called out, “Jesus is coming, clean out your […]

Theme for Sunday, 4 August 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Hosea 11.1–11; Psalm 107.1–9, 43; Colossians 3.1–11; Luke 12.13–21 (parable of the ‘rich fool’) In 1970, Kenny Rogers had a hit with a song called ‘The Gambler,’ whose refrain includes the lines, “You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table; there’ll be time enough for counting when the […]

La Cruz / The Cross

La familia Roters, originalmente de Alemania, viviendo en Menorca desde hace muchos años, ha dado a la Ermita de Sant Esteve, Alcaufar, Menorca, una cruz, para dar gracias para las vidas de los padres de Hans y Matis. The Roters family, originally from Germany, but living in Menorca for many years, has donated a cross […]

Readings for August 2019

Readings and hymns for the worship on Sundays and Wednesdays during August. 4 August – Trinity 7 Hosea 11.1–11; Psalm 107.1–9, 43; Colossians 3.1–11; Luke 12.13–21 Hymns: 8 Today I Awake 775 Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God 713 Lord Of All Hopefulness 641 Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken 7 August – John […]

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 […]

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