Isaiah 58, Psalm 103

Holiday time! Thought you might enjoy this fab sketch (not written by me) from church today. Lazarus – as you have never seen it before! And here’s why I’m not around much this week. Liturgy Resources for Proper 16 Isaiah 58:9b-14, Psalm 103:1-8 Confession and Absolution This is the fast day I desire, says the … More Isaiah 58, Psalm 103

Trinity 1, Elijah, and a squirrel doing the splits

After Pentecost, the RCL provides two parallel streams for the Old Testament and Psalms, one surveying the whole OT over three years, the other linking with the NT readings, and I am attempting the precarious task of straddling both streams! Liturgy resources will be based on either or both OT / Psalm combinations, or on … More Trinity 1, Elijah, and a squirrel doing the splits

Never Give Up- Look, See, Pray

In the fullness of time, the nation grew like a mighty tree. Under King David’s rule, they were a powerful and wealthy people. Later, but not much later, they crashed down in the gales of history. Defeat was followed by Exile and partial restoration: by the time of Jesus, they were a mere stump under the iron boot of Rome. Longing for freedom, deliverance, and power, they looked for a Saviour… … More Never Give Up- Look, See, Pray

Isaiah 55, Psalm 63 and thoughts on Numbers (the digits, not the Bible book)

This week, liturgy resources based on Isa 55 and Psalm 63, and a somewhat longer than usual reflection. Probably best to get a cup of tea and a biccy before you start. (The TL;DR version – every time I think I know, I find there’s a whole lot more to know. It applies to God … More Isaiah 55, Psalm 63 and thoughts on Numbers (the digits, not the Bible book)

Liturgy Resources (with VIDEO!) Holy, holy, holy

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