Theme for the Week – 16 November 2014

Scripture for this Sunday: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 (“The parable of the talents.”)   The parable of the “talents” can be challenging to interpret. Traditionally, it has been interpreted as a reminder to use fruitfully those gifts with which we have been endowed.  This works because the Greek word, […]

Christmas Bazaar 2014

Santa Margarita’s annual Christmas bazaar was opened by the mayor of Es Castell, Lluís Camps Pons, at 10:00 on Saturday, 15 November.  Despite an early rain shower, and a few difficulties with the retractable roof of the market square, the weather improved by the time of opening, and a steady flow of visitors availed themselves of […]

Christmas Bazaar – 15 November 2014

From 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday, 15 November, at the Plaça de Mercat in Es Castell: the annual Christmas bazaar for Santa Margarita. Cake stalls – Refreshments – Crafts  Children’s Toys – Cards – Christmas Gifts – Tombola  Collection of non-perishable food items for the needy of Es Castell; 10% of the profits will be […]

Theme for the week – 9 November 2014 – Remembrance

Scripture for the weekly Eucharist: Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 The regular Sunday readings draw attention to the need for preparation, and imply judgement. But rather than some distant day of judgement, Jesus tends to lead his followers, then and now, towards judgement on a day-by-day, minute-by-minute, basis. We are to […]

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary

Santa Margarita was delighted to recognise the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Christine and Andrew Jackson with a blessing in church and a reception afterwards. The chaplain wishes to affirm that the cake was excellent. Picture courtesy of Janine Parkyn-Smith

A Blessing

I have used this blessing from time to time, in various forms, adapted in different ways to suit the context.  This is the full version.  It is a blessing that uplifts and acknowledges God’s blessing upon our quest for understanding in faith.  It is not original; I found it more than ten years ago, although […]

Choral Concert – 1 November 2014, 19:30

Coral de Mitjanit del Centre Cultural i Esportiu de Sant Lluís 19:30, Saturday, 01/11/2014 Reception with drinks & snacks afterwards Entry by donation. Sopranos: Antonia, Juana, Pat, Paula, Magdalena Altos: Maria, Carmen, Nini, Bernadette Basses: Emilio, Carlos, Alfredo Director: Marina Songs include: Barbara Ann; Let It Be; Solamente Una Vez; Everybody Sing Freedom; I Give […]

Theme for the Week – 26 October 2014

Readings for this Sunday: Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8; Matthew 22:34–46 It might seem an odd extrapolation, but Jesus’ summary of “the law and prophets” is, in essence, about letting go. It’s about letting go of complicated rules for living that, far from simplifying life, make it more complicated. It’s about letting […]

Readings for November 2014

The scripture readings for Sunday and Wednesday worship during November:   November 2nd – Celebration of All Saints Revelation 7:9-end Psalm 34:1-10 1 John 4:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   November 5th Philippians 2:12-18 Psalm 27:1-5 Luke 14:25-33   November 9th – 3rd Sunday before Advent/Remembrance Sunday Readings for 9:00                                                                        Readings for […]

JaFfA – October 2014

Messengers of God – Angels and Archangels Remembering an earlier JaFfA, when Jonah tried to run away from God, we heard about the running away of Jacob from his family. This led on to talking about angels, then archangels: the naming of them, and learning about what part they have played in the Bible stories […]

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