Readings for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday, Ascension) during May of 2015. May 3rd – 5th Sunday of Easter Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 May 6th Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 122:1-5; John 15:1-8 May 10th – 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 May 13th – Rogation Day Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Psalm […]
Archive | April, 2015
Scripture for the week (“Good Shepherd” Sunday): Acts 4.5–12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3.16–24; John 10.11-18 At the beginning of the Camino de Santiago, we noticed that the sheep in the Pyrenees have bells around their neck – but not all of them. Supposedly, the ones with bells are the ones that the others follow, selected by the shepherds. […]
Music unites: an interdenominational choir concert in Ebern sings “crucifixion” Erika Stockbridge kindly sent her translation of the article in a local newspaper reporting the performance of Crucifixion; this is an edited version They all sat, side by side – Christians from the Roman Catholic and the Lutheran parishes, from the Anglican Church and people […]
Readings for this Sunday: Acts 3.12–19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3.1–7; Luke 24.36b–48 Does anyone remember the film, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid? This passage from Luke’s gospel shouts a similar title within my head. Dead men don’t eat fish. Nor do they eat bread. Bread and fish ought to sound familiar. They point to an event in Jesus’ […]
Scripture for this Sunday: Acts 4.32–35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1.1-2.2; John 20.19-31 Unity is a challenging thing. We see it in successful sports teams: a collection of very talented individuals generally does not succeed without that sense of unity that we call team spirit. Today’s scriptures deal with different forms of unity. The psalm describes in graphic […]
Pictures from JaFfA for March 2015, thinking about mothers, mothering Sunday, and God as parent.
On Tuesday, 7 April, 38 of us – members of Santa Margarita and friends – gathered for a lunch at the Taj Indian Restaurant in Addaia. The mood was cheerful, the conversation lively, and the food generous and delicious. It seemed a good way to carry the Easter spirit of new life into our social […]
On Friday, 10 April, at Es Casino in Sant Climent, starting at 19:30, there will be the 2015 rendition of the Eurovision-style song contest to raise funds for FAST Charity Romania, which assists families in need, and orphans in Romania.
Organised by Sandy Berresford, an afternoon tea in Cala en Porter on Friday, 3 April, raised 600 euros for the food bank of Santa Margarita. The funds will be applied to our programme of preparing food bags for families identified by the Social Services department of Es Castell in Menorca. The tea included an […]
Easter Sunday readings: Isaiah 25.6-9; Psalm 118.14-24; Acts 10.34-43; Mark 16.1-8 The season of Lent, followed by Holy Week, gives us an opportunity to participate in a time of self-discipline, and to immerse ourselves in the flurry of events that lead up to the arrest, abandonment, trial and crucifixion of Jesus. No doubt the first disciples found it all […]