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Readings for July 2018

The readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sunday and Wednesday during July are as follows. 1 July 2 Samuel 1.1,17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43 Hymns: 362 Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs – tune: Nativity 515 Jesus, In Your Life We See You – tune: Ebenezer (Ton-y-Botel) 506 […]

Readings for June 2018

The readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sunday and Wednesday during June are as follows. 3 June 1 Samuel 3.1-20; Psalm 139.1-5,12-18; 2 Corinthians 4.5-12; Mark 2.23-3.6  Hymns: 2 Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies – tune: Ratisbon 42 Longing For Light – tune: Christ Be Our Light 638 Give Me Joy […]

Theme for Pentecost 2018

Scripture for the Sunday of Pentecost this year:  Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:25-35, 37b; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 I recently saw an exchange of experiences about a British resident in Menorca who had been to see their doctor, whom they knew was able to speak English, but who told them to return with someone who […]

Theme for Easter Sunday 2018

Scripture for Easter Sunday:  Isaiah 25.6-9; Psalm 118.1-2,14-24; Acts 10.34-43; Mark 16.1-8 Anyone who has seen the film The Shape of Water will have either been intrigued, or made slightly uncomfortable (or both!) by its enigmatic ending. A film or a book with an inconclusive ending often leaves us feeling slightly uncomfortable.  We prefer tidy […]

Into your hands I commend my spirit …

A reflection upon words of possession from the cross …  Luke 23:44-46 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your […]

It is finished …

A reflection upon words of completion from the cross … John 19:30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. How often do we actually ever finish anything? One of the reasons why clergy like to do domestic chores is because there’s […]

I thirst

A reflection upon words of thirst from the cross …  John 19:28-29 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of […]

Why have you forsaken me … ?

A reflection on words of anguish from the cross … Matthew 27:45-47 From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the […]

Truly I tell you, today you will be with me …

A reflection upon words of hope from the cross … Luke 23:39-43 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And […]

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