Archive | June, 2015

Theme for the Week – 28 June 2015

Scripture for this Sunday: 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-24; Mark 5:21-43 This week has seen a bombardment of news, much of it emphasising the pace of change in our world: reaction to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment; the burying of the dead in Charleston; violent killings in France, Kuwait and Tunisia; […]

Strawberry/Cava Social

From 1:30 pm, Friday 3 July.  Margaret & Malcolm Ellis Carrer de Ses Anglades 12, Cap d’en Font, Binisafuller An afternoon of nibbles and lots of strawberry treats, with cava and punch. Limited to 45 people; please sign up at the church or by phoning or e-mail (see below). Swimsuits optional – please bring your […]

Theme for the Week – 21 June 2015

Scripture for the week: 1 Samuel 17.57-18:5, 10-16; Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 The troubles of rulers who have outstayed their welcome are the stuff of tabloids today; dig back a few thousand years and we find swirling clouds of suspicion and mistrust in the pages of the Bible.   Saul, appointed king by […]

Milestones and Communities

A version of this article may be found in the June 2015 issue of Menorca’s English-language magazine, Roqueta. At the end of May 2013, with our cat, I stepped off a Vueling flight from Barcelona into a new life in Menorca. Two years on this island seem to have passed incredibly quickly. Kate and I settled here […]

Theme for the Week – 14 June 2015

Scripture for this Sunday: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34 There are times when the Bible seems to be a bit of a joke, although there are some who are bothered by such an idea. Should we see humour in the way God leads the prophet Samuel to have to […]

Theme for the Week – 7 June 2015

Scripture for the week: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 The people of Israel, in the time of the prophet Samuel, decided that they wanted a king, like other nations. God warned them, through Samuel, of the risks and probable consequences: subjugation of their sons and daughters, appropriation of people […]

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