Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 13 February, the third before Lent. Rev Sue presides, and our ALM Carol will offer a reflection.
We begin with the hymn “All my hope on God is founded” … More Seeing the World Through Jesus’ Eyes
C. Escher is an artist whose drawings challenge the mind just by looking at them. I have one here of architectural impossibilities so you can see what I mean. One thing that stands out is the water which just keeps going round and round without ever getting higher or lower it seems on the same level. Stairs that go every which way but at the same time, go nowhere. Escher’s drawings always evoke a double-take. You look at them, and they seem okay, but then it begins to dawn on you that something is not right with the picture. Things are not as they seem. Our world appears like this, we think it is normal; but it is not normal; it is not right. It is not the way God intended. Everything is upside-down and backwards. … More Do We Live in the World of M. C. Escher?
I hope that you have had a good summer and are beginning to find things gradually returning to normal, although caution is still needed.
Here at both St. George’s and St. Margaret’s we are slowly creating our new normality. Over July and August, we saw the return of singing, which has been a real blessing and made such a difference to our worship … More Exciting times ahead
This is the sermon given by Rev Sue on Sunday 6 June.
The Old Testament reading was part of the second creation story in Genesis. In this story God creates the earth and the heavens in just one day. There are plants and flowers, but there is no one to look after creation … More Original Blessing
On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Eight Maids a-Milking. This gift represents the Beatitudes – and that Christ came to save everyone, regardless of wealth or status. The eight who are blessed include the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, … More New Year’s Day: the 8th Day of Christmas
For many, lockdown has been an incredibly difficult time of worry, isolation, ill-health, boredom and captivity. It has been tough, and will continue to be so for many months to come … More Lockdown Blessings
More correctly titled “Gaelic Blessing” but affectionately known throughout the music community as “Garlic Dressing”, this much-loved anthem by John Rutter (b. 1945) is based on the text of an ancient Gaelic rune … More Garlic Dressing
This year, due to the current lockdown, the palm crosses were blessed by Rev Deborah in the vicarage garden. She also processed with them, proclaiming “Hosanna to the Son of David!” … More Palm Sunday 2020
For all of us there are people we find it difficult to love, because they have harmed us, upset us or simply irritate us … More Love your enemies