It’s a bumper pack today, my lovelies: an all-age talk based on John 1 (and remember, ‘all-age’ doesn’t mean ‘just for the kids’), your lovely liturgy resources, and only two weeks to the launch of my latest book! Pre-order at Amazon, Eden, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones etc and get a chonky big discount by using code labyrinth when ordering … More John 1:29-42 What are you looking for?
Cheer up! Spring is knocking on the door of the year. … More First Arrival- Look, See, Pray
Welcome to 2023! Your resources for Epiphany are below including two crafts / active worship, a sketch and two version of The Blessing. But first … you know that Shrove Tuesday is only seven weeks tomorrow, right? But panic not, fair reader. I have the perfect pre-Lent prep for you. You may have seen my … More Isa 60, Mt 2 – Epiphany + Lent Workshops
This week’s resources: Confession and Absolution, Blessing and Dismissal based on Isaiah’s vision of God in the temple, and Peter’s similar response to the miraculous catch of fish. All-age, interactive prayers on the theme of ‘Holy’ from 1 Peter with BSL signing and video Luke 5 all age drama – ‘Funny Fish’ Reflections on Isa … More Liturgy Resources (with VIDEO!) Holy, holy, holy
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Confession and Absolution God who is love, we confess that we have not been patient and kind. In your mercy forgive us and fill us with your love. We have insisted on our own way and have failed to rejoice in the truth. In your mercy forgive us and fill us … More 1 Cor 13 Liturgy Resources + Jigsaw!
My author site, fayrowland.co.uk, often features book reviews and this week’s post also has a giveaway. (Whoop!) ‘Refresh’ by Jo Acharya is a brand new set of devotions focussing on well-being. I have a free signed copy to give away. Pop along to my author website to find out how to enter. ~ Now for … More Free Book! + Liturgy Resources
Following the popularity of last week’s liturgy resources, here is another set of Confession and Absolution, Blessing and Dismissal linked with the lectionary readings for Epiphany 2. Of course, you can use them at any time, and you can mix and match to fit the theme of your service. You can use the search boxes … More As a bridegroom rejoices … Epiphany 2
Blessing Boxes Join the wise men this Epiphany, bringing gifts and finding God’s blessing. This origami gift box has a blessing in the base (and not just the sweets). When you have finished the sweet treats, you will find words of blessing and peace written in the base, for example Aaron’s blessing from Numbers … More Epiphany Blessing Boxes – a gift to give and receive
Just recently, a reader asked for activities to help children think about the recent Australian bush fires. Here are some ideas, which equally apply to other times when hard things happen. Activity – Look for the Helpers Fred Rodgers has good advice for all of us when the problems of the world seem overwhelming: Look for … More Mourning with Those who Mourn – Psalm 27:1,4-9
This is the second part of a reflection on Epiphany. Check out last week’s post for a meditation about gifts. This part thinks about who may come. Reflecting Three Wise Men? Three Kings? Magi? Every year there is confusion at the nativity play: were they kings or wise men? And what are Magi, anyway*? The … More Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 – Epiphany