Archive | January, 2019

Report to Archdeaconry Synod 2019

Firstly, the important stuff.  Through Santa Margarita, the Anglican Church in Menorca, God continues to be worshipped.  God continues to be praised.  God continues to be served.  The Gospel Good News continues to be preached and spread.  People of all ages from the very young to the very elderly are encouraged in the Christian faith.  Outreach is pursued. Menorca is blessed […]

Theme for Sunday, 13 January 2019

Scripture for this Sunday (celebration of the Baptism of Christ): Isaiah 43.1–7; Psalm 29; Acts 8.14–17; Luke 3.15–17, 21–22 Luke’s account of Christ’s baptism is preceded by words from John the Baptist: “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of […]

Theme for Sunday, 6 January 2019 (Epiphany)

Scripture for Epiphany: Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-15; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12 During the past week, a lot of attention has been focused on the stars – or, more accurately, on exploration of space, including the discovery of a body far from earth shaped like a snowman.  There are all sorts of interesting coincidences: Dr Brian May, […]

Theme for Sunday, 30 December 2018

Scripture for the first Sunday after Christmas: 1 Samuel 2.18-20,26; Canticle – Balearic Benedicite; Colossians 3.12-17; Luke 2.41-52 Two small children gave me a suspicious and apprehensive look at the Christingle service. “It’s the beard,” explained their grandmother, “It reminds them of the man in Home Alone.” That film, of course, bears a similarity in […]

Readings for January 2019

2 January – Basil & Gregory Wisdom 7.7–10, 15–16; Psalm 27.1–6, 12–13; John 5.19–24 6 January – Epiphany Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-15; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12 Hymns: 98 From The Eastern Mountains 105 We Three Kings Of Orient Are 96 Brightest And Best Of The Stars Of The Morning 94 As With Gladness Men Of […]

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