glory of the risen lord

Glory of the Risen Lord – S@S

Our next Sunday@7 service will be on April 28th, meeting together in the hall at Christ Church. In the follow up to Easter, the theme this time is: ‘The Glory of the Risen Lord’.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

sermons by ian banks

Blowing the doors off

Fragrance has deep significance for us. It’s supposed to be one of the best memory triggers. Even years on, a certain aroma can take us back to a particular time and place.

Our Gospel reading tells us about Mary, washing the feet of Jesus with a pint of pure nard – or spikenard in some translations.

I’ll use the word spikenard otherwise I know I’ll end up saying ‘lard’ instead of ‘nard’. A pint of lard on Jesus brings an entirely different picture – and smell – to mind…

april magazine

April 2019 magazine

At last! It’s April and finally Easter is here. The eggs started to appear in the shops almost as soon as January began. It has been a long haul!

I noticed in a certain large supermarket a notice reminding customers that Easter was on 21st April – and that was at the beginning of March.

They must have been worried that after nearly two months of eggs on the shelves customers would be getting concerned about sell-by dates and/or whether, after all this time, they might have missed Easter altogether!

sunday@seven approaching easter

Approaching Easter – S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on March 31st, meeting together in the Barritt room in St John’s Hall.

The theme this time is: ‘Approaching Easter’ and we will be looking at some of the events leading up to Easter.

Of course the technical term for this period is Lent. As someone once said “Lent is from the Latin word meaning giving stuff up and not banging on about it!”

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