Archives May 2, 2008

There is a God!

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don’t believe that God exists."…

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Deanery Ascension

The problem with being in a small parish is that you tend to assume that you will always be in the backwater. Having moaned that all the Deanery Events take place at the big two Churches [which is actually, when you think about it, quite sensible as they have seats for everyone, we were invited…

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Sermon: Ascension Day, 2008

In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Watching and waiting. That is what all this is about. Before John the Baptist, the people of God were watching and waiting, looking for the Anointed One who would free them from their oppressors, looking for a kingdom in…

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Baptismal Liturgy

Common Worship is a great liturgy, but it isn't missional, and so here is an attempted way forward to make the Baptism itself a little more "teaching". Welcome The priest welcomes you to Saint Thomas the Apostle on this happy day Key Notices: BE RELAXED, NO PROBLEM WITH CHLDREN, MOBILE PHONES OFF PLEASE, NO PHOTOGRAPHS…

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