Archive | July, 2017

Theme for Sunday, 23 July 2017

Scripture for Sunday: Genesis 28.10-19a (Jacob’s ladder); Psalm 139.1-11, 22-23; Romans 8.12-25; Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43 (parable of weeds) Jesus told a lot of agricultural parables, and perhaps sometimes the meaning gets a little lost today.  One can imagine critics of today’s parable asking, “What kind of person could be bothered to go to the trouble of […]

Theme for Sunday, 16 July

Scripture for 16 July: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The temperate rainforest in British Columbia is littered with the trunks and stumps of dead trees, but is also lush with new life.  It is an illustration of the way in which nature sows seeds: liberally, abundantly, profligately.  It contrasts markedly with the […]

Theme for Sunday, 9 July

Scripture for 9 July: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Anyone who has experienced a gifted child will understand that their point of reference for ability is not the same as for others.  It takes time for them to come to terms with the idea that their excellence is not the normal […]

Gonville & Caius College Choir 2017

In July 2017, Menorca will be graced by a visit from the Collegiate Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, under the direction of Dr Geoffrey Webber, who will also be the accompanying organist. On 20 July, the choir will participate in the patronal festival of the Anglican Church in Menorca at the chapel of […]

Sponsored Songs of Praise – 2017

For the past two years, worshippers at Santa Margarita in Menorca have been invited to vote for their favourite hymns, the top 15 of which were sung at a ‘Songs of Praise’ event in September.  Votes cost 1 euro each, without limit as to the number of votes that could be ‘bought.’ This year we are […]

Readings for July 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during July.  2 July Genesis 22.1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42 5 July Genesis 21.5,8-20; Psalm 34.1-12; Matthew 8.28-34 9 July Genesis 24.34-38,42-49,58-67; Psalm 45.10-17; Romans 7.15-25a; Matthew 11.16-19,25-30 12 July Genesis 41.55-57,42.5-7,17-38; Psalm 33.1-4,18-22; Matthew 10.1-7 16 July Genesis 25.19-34; Psalm […]

Theme for last Sunday, 2 July

Scripture for Sunday, 2 July: Genesis 22.1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42 Can we learn from our children?  Do we sometimes discount their words because we know them too well – or think that we do?  What is it that familiarity breeds?  Having just returned from a holiday during which we spent time with our […]

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

[Reproduced from the July 2017 issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine.] “It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play.” Actually, it was 50 years ago that the band (The Beatles) taught Sergeant Pepper to play with that opening line from the first song on their ground-breaking album. With George Martin, […]

Words and their meaning: Security

What follows is from Neworld Theatre, an award-winning theatre company, based in Vancouver, that creates, produces and tours new plays and performance events examining human identity, experience and perceived difference. On Wednesday, June 28th, Marcus Youssef took part in 26 lettres: An ABC of words that are losing their meaning in Ottawa, Canada, at the […]

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