Archive | April, 2017

Early Music Concert – 1 May 2017

On Monday, 1 May, at 19:30, Santa Margarita in Menorca will host a recital by Ensemble Fantasiant, performing music of the late 17th century from France.  Tickets are 5€ in advance or at the door.  The proceeds will go to the ministry and work of Santa Margarita, including support for the roof repair fund.

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, […]

Theme for the Week – Palm Sunday 2017

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus processing into Jerusalem on a donkey.  At the same time, the imperial Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, was processing into the city with pomp and ceremony to supervise public security during the Passover celebrations. In their book, The Last Week, Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan wrote this: “Pilate’s procession […]

Readings for April 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays and Holy Week during April.   2 April – Lent 5 Ezekiel 37.1–14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6–11; John 11.1–45 5 April Daniel 3.14-20,24-25,28; Canticle, Bless the Lord; John 8.31-42 9 April – Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms: Matthew 21.1–11; Psalm 118.1–2,19–24 Liturgy […]

Theme for the Week – Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Scripture for this Sunday: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (the dry bones); Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45 (the raising of Lazarus). My sister sent a birthday card to my wife.  On the front, it said, “I remember when rock was young.”  On the inside, it said, “But I can’t remember why I came upstairs.” Memory is precious: it […]

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