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Readings for Worship in September 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during September. 3 September Exodus 3.1-15; Psalm 105.1-6,23-26,45b; Romans 12.9-21; Matthew 16.21-28 6 September Colossians 1.1-8; Psalm 34.11-18; Luke 4.38-44 10 September Exodus 12.1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13.8-14; Matthew 18.15-20 13 September – John Chrysostom, Bishop (David Green, reserve sacrament) Jeremiah 42.1-6; Psalm […]

Readings for worship in August 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during August. 2 August – Joseph of Arimathea Genesis 23.3–9,17–19; Psalm 16.5-11; James 1:17–18;Luke 23:50–56 6 August Genesis 32.22-31; Psalm 17.1-7,16; Romans 9.1-5; Matthew 14.13-21 9 August Numbers 13.1-2,25-14.1,26-35; Psalm 106.14-24; Matthew 15.21-28 13 August Genesis 37.1-4,12-28; Psalm 105.1-10; Romans 10.5-15; Matthew 14.22-33 16 August Deuteronomy […]

Readings for July 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during July.  2 July Genesis 22.1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42 5 July Genesis 21.5,8-20; Psalm 34.1-12; Matthew 8.28-34 9 July Genesis 24.34-38,42-49,58-67; Psalm 45.10-17; Romans 7.15-25a; Matthew 11.16-19,25-30 12 July Genesis 41.55-57,42.5-7,17-38; Psalm 33.1-4,18-22; Matthew 10.1-7 16 July Genesis 25.19-34; Psalm […]

Theme for the Week – 28 May 2017

Scripture for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4.12-14; 5:6-11; John 17.1-11 This seventh Sunday of Easter is an in-between place, after Ascension and before Pentecost. If we put ourselves in the place of the first disciples, we find ourselves in a position of waiting, perhaps sharing in their duty […]

Theme for the Week – 21 May 2017

Scripture for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-18; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21 After the recent internet ransom attack that took many organisations’ computer files hostage, I heard the Rev. Lucy Winkett, rector of St James, Piccadilly, comparing our relationship to computer networks to our ancestors’ relationship to agriculture.  She observed that as […]

Readings for June 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Wednesdays and Sundays during June.  4 June – Pentecost Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.26-36,37b; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; John 20.19-23 7 June 1 Peter 1.18-25; Psalm 25.1-8; Mark 12.18-27 11 June – Trinity Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13.11-13; Matthew 28.16-20 14 June 2 Corinthians 3.4–11; Psalm […]

Theme for the Week – 14 May 2017

Scripture for the fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5,15-16; 1 Peter 2.2-10; John 14.1-14 In the 1980s some whales were trapped in ice in the Arctic.  The Russians and Americans, before the end of the Cold War,  cooperated to break the ice and give them a path to freedom.  I mentioned how encouraging this […]

Theme for the Week – 23 April 2017

Scripture for Easter 2: Acts 2.14a,22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31 (Jesus & Thomas) The encounter between Jesus and Thomas is so important that we read it every year after Easter – not just one in three.  It is for us, who “have not seen and yet have come to believe;” and who need […]

Theme for the Week – Easter 2017

Scripture for Easter Sunday: Acts 10.34–43; Psalm 118.1–2,14–24; Colossians 3.1–4; John 20.1–18 ‘Cognitive dissonance’ is a term in psychology used to describe the mental stress, or discomfort, experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.  Believing someone to be dead, having seen their death, and seeing them alive again, […]

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