Archives February 29, 2008

Mothering Sunday Liturgy, Year A

I don’t do All Age Service. If the Mass isn’t All-Age then you obviously aren’t doing it right. Every Sunday is therefore All-Age. This is for Sunday…  The Make and Do will be a bookmark with tissue-paper flowers, the homily around it is still to be decided. It is also Church Parade, so unashamed about […]

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Gathering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47TJwmX_L0 Relax your body… Open your mind… Engage your spirit… This is the house of God Prepare to worship. Life is an indescribable gift Our worship is a celebration of that gift (And of the giver) In our worship we have rediscovered God’s marvellous affirmation of life. Tonight we invite you to bring all that […]

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Reel Big Fish

My ears are ringing, my back aches and I feel like a hundred years old this morning as I took Liam and Emma and a friend of theirs to see Reel Big Fish play at the Portsmouth Pyramids. Now, as a youth worker, I am used to being surrounded by young people, and it doesn’t […]

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Sermon: Lent 3, Year A

Text: John 4:5-42 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen The best sermons have just three points to make: at College we were taught that, so one Sunday a fellow student stood before a busy church and said the following: “The best sermons have three points […]

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Taste & See

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSZfYAd0OO4  CJM – Jo Boyce and Mike Stanley have this lovely toon called “Taste and See”. This video loop is for use in support of a meditation or ritual and has footage from the 2000 edition of Jesus Christ Superstar and an old video loop from Sue at Visions in Leeds. It doesn’t really go […]

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My Tuppence

Shame on those who criticise without thinking first (Matthew 7:1, anyone?), especially when they are former Archbishops of Canterbury or current members of General Synod. Lord Carey should go to ground now: his tenure at Lambeth was a disaster (decade of evangelism? decade of decline more like), and by subverting ++R’s leadership he does no […]

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