Monthly Archives: October 2014

Loving our communities.

We seek to know Christ better, and to make him better known,   by loving and serving our communities, and by growing in faith, worship and prayer. According to the Beatles, ‘All you need is love’. It’s a rather simplistic statement when … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Mary and Martha – welcomed disciples.

Today we meet Martha and Mary at their home. This is a key passage for understanding Jesus’ inclusivity of women, and yet the notes in my Study Bible are …..lacking. The place, Bethany, is given a mention, but nothing is … Continue reading

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Growing in Faith, Worship and Prayer

Our gospel passage today is a tricky one, or at least it was for Jesus. A trap is set for Jesus which, it seems, he cannot wriggle out of without causing upset and losing his popularity. The Pharisees (the religious … Continue reading

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Harvest

The women skirmish with the men, stamping feet and swirling kerchiefs. The mopsies and the lads are far too close. They’re holding wrists. They’re touching waists. It’s possible, in such a ducking light and with such happy havoc in command, … Continue reading

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We seek to know Christ better, and to make him better known by growing in faith, worship and prayer.

I have some affinity with the King in the Gospel reading, ‘The Parable of the Wedding Banquet’. As a group of churches we host a twice yearly Marriage Preparation Weekend, followed up by a Wedding Re-union Tea. We know we … Continue reading

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We seek to know Christ better by growing in faith, worship and prayer.

We seek to know Christ better and to make him better known, by loving and serving our communities, and by growing in faith, worship and prayer. Today’s Gospel reading reads a bit like a script for a Tarentino film, or maybe … Continue reading

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