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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) […]

Report to Archdeaconry Synod 2019

Firstly, the important stuff.  Through Santa Margarita, the Anglican Church in Menorca, God continues to be worshipped.  God continues to be praised.  God continues to be served.  The Gospel Good News continues to be preached and spread.  People of all ages from the very young to the very elderly are encouraged in the Christian faith.  Outreach is pursued. Menorca is blessed […]

Theme for Sunday, 13 January 2019

Scripture for this Sunday (celebration of the Baptism of Christ): Isaiah 43.1–7; Psalm 29; Acts 8.14–17; Luke 3.15–17, 21–22 Luke’s account of Christ’s baptism is preceded by words from John the Baptist: “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of […]

Theme for Sunday, 6 January 2019 (Epiphany)

Scripture for Epiphany: Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-15; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12 During the past week, a lot of attention has been focused on the stars – or, more accurately, on exploration of space, including the discovery of a body far from earth shaped like a snowman.  There are all sorts of interesting coincidences: Dr Brian May, […]

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