Archives February 7, 2008

Sermon – Lent 1, Year A

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. “I can resist everything – except temptation” said Oscar Wilde. Of all things in this world, temptation is something that we are not short of, and something which most of us, like Oscar Wilde, find difficult, if […]

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The 40-day slog begins… now!

Each year this appears on my bookshelf and refuses to go away until all the red entries have been crossed out. Yes, my friends, Lent, Holy Week and Easter is upon us, and I start my Lenten Journey by reminding myself just how much stuff there is to do, and most principally how much needs […]

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How to do decent slides – and how to avoid the 'O look I can do bouncing text!' syndrome

[slideshare id=251610&doc=elson-junior-assembly-04022008-lent-and-ash-weds-1202114590524706-3&w=425 This is a new departure for me: publishing my assemblies complete with slideshows. More on my actual assembly later. I was looking yesterday at some powerpoints done in schools at www.primaryresources.co.uk and was appalled at many of them: terrible colours, WORDART – the curse of presentations, horrible entrance effects and silly fonts. Much […]

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Youth Encouragement

Last night we held the Sunday’s Group round at the Vicarage. It is a smaller group of older young people, as they share hot chocolate, pancakes this week and the second part of Bruce Almighty. We purchased a video license from the Christian Copyright people and so we can use films in our evangelism, and […]

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