Happy New Year!
Any shortcomings would be remembered. So, difficulties with the wine supply at this particular wedding at Cana needed to be sorted.
Our next Sunday@Seven service is entitled ‘Looking forward’ and will be Zoomed on January 31st, 2021. We would love for you to join us.
Sometimes that’s all we are asked or called to do. To simply say to someone: ‘come and see’. I wonder how often we do it though.
In Matthew, John says to Jesus: “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus’ answer, spoken or not, is “I come to you”.
He takes time to talk about being ‘beloved’ – but there’s no loitering in fields with shepherds or journeying in search of a wandering star.
Perhaps we can imagine a huge star of wonder hanging over us right now, there for all to see and to respond to, guiding others to find Jesus.
I’m from Gradwell and Lumb, King and Mandela. I am from index fingers sparking across a table. Enemies transformed and forgiveness liberated.
John wanted to shout it out. He repeatedly uses the word ‘proclaim’, he wanted to get it out there, to tell everyone. And what was this news?
Last Sunday we had an untraditional Carol Service…. including this blessing from Jan Richardson called: ‘Where the Light Begins’.
Our January 2021 Bible readings include wilderness men in fancy dress; the calling of small children and mouthy disciples – and soap!
The first step onto the moon was a watershed in history. Our perspective could never be the same. Our Gospel is another ‘before’ and ‘after’.
Where are you from? What are the places, the people, the experiences that formed your path? How does it help you understand who you are?
Any fans of Strictly will be familiar with people going on a journey. Or trying not to say that they’re on a journey, but it slips out anyway.
Our next Sunday@Seven service is on January 3rd, 2021. It’s called ‘Heaven invites you to a party’ – a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Our Advent Sunday Service featured some blessings, poems and prayers by Jan Richardson – including the wonderful ‘Gabriel’s Annunciation’
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