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Lent

Spiritual Reflection Palm Sunday

A Plumb Line This is what the Lord God showed me; the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of…

Spiritual Reflection for Third Sunday in Lent

Fruit of the Spirit  By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. —Galatians 5: 22 We are called to love God with our total being. Ranking just below is our second priority, to love our neighbour, to be mindful of the needs of others and to seek their welfare. And third, often…

Spiritual Reflection for Second Sunday in Lent

Deep Simplicity  For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. —Mark 8: 35 A recent headline in Forbes caught my eye: “Apple Now Most Valuable Company in History.” Apple’s value had topped $ 620 billion and it is now is…

Spiritual Reflection for First Sunday in Lent

First Fruits Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s. —Matthew 22: 21 The setting aside of first fruits—particularly of a highly prized commodity—is a sacrament, an outward and visible sign of something inward and spiritual. It is a ritual acknowledgement of the supreme importance of some ultimate spiritual reality.  In…

Easter Day

The Journey to Discernment – Part VIII “Certain events — current events, historical events, critical incidents and life circumstances serve as signposts pointing to the will of God and the new creation for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.” — Henri Nouwen How do we begin to discern what the events of…

Palm Sunday

The Journey to Discernment – Part VII The ‘spiritual reflections’ of previous weeks have concentrated on the need for us to practice discernment so that we might know what God is wanting us to do in our lives. Several options were suggested: such as prayer, reading Scripture, spiritual reading and connecting with nature. While it…

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Journey to Discernment – Part VI The ‘spiritual reflections’ of previous weeks have concentrated on the need for us to practice discernment so that we might know what God is wanting us to do in our lives. Several options were suggested: such as prayer, reading Scripture and spiritual reading. Beyond books and people, nature…

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

The Season of Lent Lent is a time of preparation for Easter: forty days of preparation for fifty days of celebration. Lent means waiting: for the cross, the water and the fire. God does not need Lent, but we do. The rhythm of fast and feast taps into some elemental need of ours, where denial…

The Baptism of our Lord

Pancake Night – Shrove Tuesday Shrove Tuesday falls on 13th February – 2018 this year, and we will be celebrating it with our usual Pancake Night at 6pm. Details of the event are in the slip which was been inserted in the pew sheet. Please reply to either Jan or Keith McLean before 11th February…