Christmas announces the coming of Christ. Epiphany asks, what does that mean? with thanks to Graeme Garrett, author and retired Anglican minister (Just a note that we had a few problems with the sound system at the beginning of this recording, it does get better!)
In remembering Jesus' baptism, Christians are invited to recall not just his immersion by John in the Jordan, but the way he lived out his baptism in the totality of his life, death and resurrection. And every act of baptism in the church is an invitation for the church to think about how it [...]
Scripture : Psalm 147: 12-20 John 1:1-9 We now live in a world that seems to be constantly in flux. The world shifts every day affecting our world views and vistas. We have a new norm for each day, a new painful image to deal with and a harmful perspective perpetuated. In a world [...]
Advent Litany The prophet Isaiah speaks A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding We lit the first candle for the seeds of hope, planted for the renewal [...]
Prayer of Adoration U-ya-i mo-se, ti-na-ma-te Mwa-ri u-ya-i mo-se zvi-no Come all you people, come and praise your Maker Come now and worship the Lord. Our God we lift our hears to you in praise and adoration, for we are fearfully and wonderfully made. All your works are wonderful and good, and so we offer our love to you, as we bask in your love for us. Amen. Prayer of Confession Prayer [...]
Prayers of Adoration & Confession Saving God, we praise you. You overcame the greatest of earthly powers, Releasing the Israelites from the rulers who held them in exile, And bringing them to a new land. Again and again, you have rescued the sorrowful, Bringing salvation, and the joy of a new beginning. Through your [...]
Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of all glory you surround us with beauty and wonder. When we step aside from our busyness and raise our eyes we find ourselves immersed in the joyful abundance of your creative energy and love. Embrace us, we pray, and lift us up that we may give glory [...]
Being disciples doesn't make our life easier, but it makes it a whole lot more interesting!! A reflection on the Beatitudes (Luke 6:20-31) and Ephesians 1:11-23. With thanks to Fiona Bottcher.