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October 2020 Bible readings

October 2020 Bible readings

This month we have vineyards and harvest, cheerful giving, eating and drinking. We also have circumcision and weak knees, trumpets and singing…

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September 2020 Bible readings

September 2020 Bible readings

This month we have Joseph being reconciled with his brothers, Jonah getting really annoyed, and Jesus telling stories about vineyards and sons not doing what they said they would.

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August 2020 Bible readings

August 2020 Bible readings

In the August 2020 Bible readings we have Jesus making a little food stretch a long way then taking a short-cut across a lake. There’s also Elijah having a moment in a cave and Moses coming across some smouldering shrubbery.

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July 2020 bible readings

July 2020 bible readings

In the July 2020 Bible readings we have donkeys, eating and drinking, rain, snow, seeds being sown, weeds, yeast, pearls and fishing nets…

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June 2020 Bible readings

June 2020 Bible readings

June 2020 is the start of the Season after Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down on the apostles and those with them. It includes Trinity Sunday where we think about the nature of God. And we have readings from Matthew, where Jesus instructs his disciples on how they should behave when they go out and spread the word.

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May 2020 Bible Readings

May 2020 Bible Readings

Here are the May 2020 Bible readings. This month takes us from Easter Season and into Pentecost. There’s plenty of action to read about as the first followers of Christ get to grips with the implications of having a risen Saviour.

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Ignatian Prayer

Ignatian Prayer

Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits and he thought about ways of making prayer an immediate and powerful experience for anyone looking to deepen their relationship with God. A particular feature of the Jesuits was that they were to pray wherever they happened to be. They presuppose that God is present in our world and active in our lives. As Ignatius said, they were to ‘find God in all things’.

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April 2020 Bible Readings

April 2020 Bible Readings

Here are the April 2020 Bible readings. April includes Easter this year. So, we have the immediate build up when Jesus enters Jerusalem, Good Friday, the Resurrection and then what happens next…

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina

With us all being at home more due to Covid-19, it’s an opportunity to reconsider how best we spend our time. The ancient practice of Lectio Divina is something worth considering as we search for the holy in the midst of the everyday.

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March 2020 Bible readings

March 2020 Bible readings

Here are the March 2020 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church during the season of Lent. This month includes eating the wrong food, getting away from it all, being asked to ‘go’ but no destination given, spit (!), skeletons and someone special in tears.

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February 2020 Bible readings

February 2020 Bible readings

Here are the February 2020 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church as the season of Epiphany moves into Lent. This month we leap from the Presentation in the Temple to the Transfiguration, encountering soap, salt and bushels along the way… all in a few weeks.

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Bible readings January 2020

Bible readings January 2020

Here are the Bible readings for January 2020 which we’ll be using in church for this season of Epiphany. The scriptures this month include travelling wise men, a baptism, disciples being called – and people that had been in darkness now seeing a great light.

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Bible readings for December 2019

Bible readings for December 2019

Here are the Bible readings for December 2019 which we’ll be using in church for this Advent and Christmas season. The scriptures this month include wolves living with lambs, lame leaping like deer, John wearing camel hair… and Mary bearing a son called Jesus.

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Bible readings for November 2019

Bible readings for November 2019

Here are the Bible readings for November 2019 which we’ll be using in church.

If you want to read up in advance – or if you can’t be with us and want to follow the same readings – then here you go!

The scriptures this month include dreams, blessings, woes, hair being preserved, scattered sheep… and the forgiveness of Christ from the cross.

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Bible readings for October 2019

Bible readings for October 2019

Here are the Bible readings for October 2019 (it’ll soon be Christmas!) which we’ll be using in church.

If you want to read up in advance – or if you can’t be with us and want to follow the same readings – then here you go!

The scriptures this month include a wandering Aramean, a persevering wrestler and a mobile mulberry tree…

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