Archive | March, 2017

Theme for the Week – fourth Sunday of Lent 2017

Scripture appointed within Church of England for Mothering Sunday: Exodus 2.1–10; Psalm 34.11–20; Colossians 3.12–17; John 19.25b–27 Treading a considerate way through Mothering Sunday can be delicate and tricky.  Some expect a celebration of motherhood; for others, it can be a difficult or even painful occasion. This does not just apply to mothers: there are many […]

Theme for the Week – second Sunday of Lent 2017

Scripture for second Sunday of Lent: Genesis 12.1–4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4.1–5,13–17; John 3.1–17 In the midst of a lot of dark news in the past week, something caught my eye.  Apparently darkness makes sheep’s horns grow.  It’s why their horns grow longer in the winter, when there is more darkness.  It’s all connected to melatonin, […]

Worship for Holy Week and Easter 2017

From Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday the church observes the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ in a number of ways in worship. 9 April – Palm Sunday 09:00 & 11:00 – Blessing of Palms and Holy Communion 10 April – Monday 11:00 – Morning Prayer 17:30 – Stations of the Cross 20:00 – Procession, […]

Theme for the Week – first Sunday of Lent 2017

Scripture for the first Sunday of Lent: Genesis 2.15–17 3.1–7; Psalm 32; Romans 5.12–19; Matthew 4.1–11 Does our preference in taking pictures say something about our personalities?  Some people like pure landscapes; others prefer photos populated with people.  The landscape without people, one definition of wilderness, can at times seem appealing – a place of solitude […]

Theme for the Week – 26 February 2017

Scripture for the last Sunday after Epiphany: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 (transfiguration of Jesus) There’s an advertisement on TV at the moment for a holiday company that draws on the idea that there are moments in childhood (and life!) when we would just like time to stand still.  Peter would have understood.  […]

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