Archives September 29, 2008

We've caught crabs again!

Church Times: 19th September 2008 This is the second photo I’ve had published in the Church Times; the first was the Arrest of Jesus by Norfolk Police at Walsingham. I’m not sure Mother M said what they quoted her as saying, but I remember my flippant little spiel to the Diocese Communications guru, which is where I […]

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True Vine

There is a little dance with this done by the Sunday School. Originally written by Janet Marshall for the 2008 Children’s Pilgrimage, it will be the Gospel for the Harvest Festival next week http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjROWWnCoQA Tree of Life – I am the True Vine Based on John15 vv1-5 Narrator 1. stands to left of stage, narrator […]

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Homily: Ordinary 26 – Kenosis

Text: Philippians 2:5-11 ”He emptied himself” (v7) These six verses known as the Kenotic Hymn contain some of the most profound theology ever written, alongside the prologue of the Gospel of John. Both are philosophical examinations of the nature of Christ, both speak of the pre-existence of Christ and the wonder of his incarnation. Kenosis […]

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We cannae take no more, Cap'n!

Friday’s Youth Club tonight was full to the brim: 59 young people. Loads more new registrations and still they just keep on coming! The problem is, I am not really sure what it is that we are doing; whether we are doing it right or not, and I am certainly not sure what the secret […]

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Church does not know what they do with its money

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2008/09/26/16347/church-accused-over-short-selling/ My best friend works in the City, handling their PR and smoothing over the cracks with weasel words and pretty graphs. You have to admit at the moment, he must be having a nightmare of a job as the “trust” and “integrity” of the City is crumbling around our ears. This week, ++John and […]

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Worship Box: Firebox

The Diocese want some boxes of Worship Materials that you can borrow and utilise ‘out of the box’ worship. This is my humble submission. Maybe you want to make use of these yourselves… FireBox Equipment: Multisensory, Non-electric, Portable, Reusable Stones – large bag from local garden centre (the Range) Balti Dishes of various sizes Box […]

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Harvest for the World

So starts the avalanche of school Harvest services. This version of “Harvest for the World” is by Paul Carrick, and is one of the clearer and better ones. Personally, I prefer the Isley Brothers, but the words on this version are quite distinct. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWY2o-n9xnk Images drawn from t’internet and the public domain. I am using […]

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