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God’s gracious providence

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16   John 6:24-35 This year I spent my holiday on the North coast of Cornwall with my daughter, and if you have ever been to Cornwall, you will know that delicious pasties and cream teas are on offer in every settlement along the coast. (And fish and chipsContinue reading “God’s gracious providence”


Acts 2:1-21      Psalm 104:24-34,35b              1 Corinthians 12:3b-13       John 20:19-23 When Susan and Lucy arrive at the home of the Witch, in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, they are confronted by a daunting sight. All over the place Aslan the Lion was breathing on the stone statues bringing transformation and new life. But when CS Lewis describesContinue reading “Pentecost”

Joy to the World

Lectionary Readings: Acts 10:44-48; 8:6-7               Psalm 98         1 John 5:1-6                John 15:9-17 I am not a huge fan of the Oscars – I can’t think why any society – in this case, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should want such an elaborate event to pat each other on the back – or why I theyContinue reading “Joy to the World”

Radical Inclusion

Lectionary Readings: Acts 8.26-40, Psalm 22.25-31, 1 John 4.7-21, John 15.1-8 In a time when the media has been dominated by issues of justice surrounding the death of George Floyd and subsequent trial of the police officer involved, not to mention the issues of Windrush generation closer to home– their rights to citizenship, access to livelihoodsContinue reading “Radical Inclusion”

Building healthy community

Lectionary readings: Acts 4:5-12      Psalm 23         1 John 3:16-24            John 10:11-18 What are you hoping for as lock-down eases, and the country springs from hibernation?  Seeing friends and families face to face; visits to favourite places; holidays? But what about the communities of God’s people wherever you may meet, what are we hoping for?Seeing friends face to face, certainly,Continue reading “Building healthy community”

Palm Sunday

Lectionary Readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-24   Mark 11:1-11 Our journey through Holy Week always begins here at Palm Sunday.  This day is a day of rejoicing.  A day when the whole of Jerusalem moved toward the Temple to remember once again the great act of mercy of God, shown to their ancestors.  A day when pilgrims recalled God’s love andContinue reading “Palm Sunday”

Spring Cleaning?

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 20:1-17     Psalm 19     1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 The heavens are telling the glory of God, so we join our songs of praise with al of creation. we praise and adore A couple of years ago, one of my churches decided to have a spring-clean of the entire, very large building.  On the appointed dayContinue reading “Spring Cleaning?”