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Archive | 2020/05/03

Theme for Sunday, 26 April 2020

Scripture for the third Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 (the road to Emmaus) Shirley Raines is a lady who lives in LA, who for years has been feeding the homeless and has continued her efforts during the pandemic. When asked in an interview broadcast as part […]

Theme for Sunday, 19 April 2020

Scripture for the second Sunday of Easter: Acts 2.14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; John 20.19-31 “Now the doors of the house where the disciples—all of whom were Jews!—had met were locked…for fear of…the Jews. The Jews were hiding, for fear of the Jews. Let us all ponder that statement for a moment.”   It’s a jarringly simple […]

The Lambs of Grasmere, by Christina Rossetti (1860)

This poem was quoted in the sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter, 3 May 2020 The upland flocks grew starved and thinned;Their shepherds scarce could feed the lambsWhose milkless mothers butted them,Or who were orphaned of their dams.The lambs athirst for mother’s milkFilled all the place with piteous sounds:Their mothers’ bones […]

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