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JSP6 Wk 7 Follow Me

Opening Prayer (Collect) Lord Jesus Christ, your journey of obedience took you to Jerusalem, and your faithfulness to truth led you to the Cross. As you call us to take up our cross and follow you, teach us to be bold in declaring the ways of your Kingdom, in love, and joy, and peace. [...]

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JSP6 Wk 5 Teach us to Pray

Opening Prayer (Collect) Lord Jesus Christ, you spent time with your Father, enjoying his love, and seeking his path. Help us to give time to prayer and praise, so that your purpose for our lives will be clear, and your way forward embraced. Amen. Closing Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you for this [...]

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Reflections of a Lay Pastor:  November 17th 2019  Action for Children

This week, we are making money for “Action for Children”.  This charity started out under Waterloo Bridge in London in 1869.  Two boys, Fred and George were hiding under the bridge rather than going into the workhouse, which was compassionate Christianity’s answer to poverty in those days.  Husbands and wives in different buildings never to [...]

Reflections of a Lay Pastor 10th November 2019 Remembrance Day

Celebrate your liberty, Hard-won by now-dead heroes, Mourned by friends and fam’ly. They heard the call and chose To go, or had no choice, No option and no voice.   Celebrate your liberty, Wear fashions made by women Working hard in factories In China, Bangladesh, and Yemen Just to feed their children, Envying you on [...]

Reflections of a Lay Pastor:  November 3rd  2019  Zacchaeus

Luke 19 begins with the story of Zacchaeus which we perhaps know well.  However, Eugene Patterson, in his translation, The Message, corrects an impression propagated by many other translations of the Bible, which have inherited a wrong tense for one of the Hebrew verbs.  It is very easy to do this;  following someone else’s mistake.  [...]