Prayers for Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and for His Majesty, King Charles III O God, we give you thanks and praise for the life and reign of our late Queen Elizabeth: for her seven decades of selfless duty, for her role as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, for her grace as a stateswoman, for … More Prayers and Video for Her Late Majesty + Ps 78, John 3
Why are we doing it? Two good reasons: 1. it’s fun and kids deserve fun; 2. It’s about Jesus and kids deserve to hear about His special love and life. … More Can You Guess? Look, See, Pray
Woo Hoo! Summer holidays! Today we have your usual lectionary-linked resources and liturgy, including hymn suggestions and a couple of linked activities suitable for youth groups, Messy Church, all-age events or Bible studies. In addition, you have a video and script of a short talk on ‘I am the Gate’ (slightly longer than anticipated because … More Passing through things eternal? + Sheep Racing!
It was my turn on the United Reformed Church’s Daily Devotions this week, so here is the text of my offering, with a link to the audio recording. If you find these useful, you can have the devotions delivered daily by email or pod cast, and the URC also provide full Sunday services (rent-a-pulpit) suitable … More Gen 18, Ps 15, Col 1, Lk 10
Beginnings have endings, as day turns to night; the circling of Earth brings hope of “yet to be.” … More After the Squall – Look, See, Pray
Wow! Last week’s resources were mega-popular. I got over one week’s worth of traffic in just one day! So, if that’s what is helpful, here’s another bundle for the Sunday after Pentecost, or for any Sunday when you are looking at the Trinity. As always, there are liturgy resources at the end: a confession and … More Trinity – Ps 8, Rom 5, Jn 16
What a whopper of a weekend! UK readers will know that the weekend of Pentecost 2022 is Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebration with jollities abounding and lashings of trifle. Many Happy Returns, Ma’am. If you are running a Jubilee event, or perhaps a Jubilee-themed Messy Church or assembly and want some ideas, check out the selection … More Pentecost – Acts 2, Romans 8, John 14 plus Jubilee!
I just received a brief thank you note for a devotional I wrote for 6th May. I sometimes wonder if the stuff I write makes any difference, so you can imagine how much that note encouraged me. A little sugar goes a long way. The devotion, Grace upon Grace, is reproduced below, and I commend … More Grace upon Grace – plus craft and liturgy
Next weekend I hope to join the annual Little Gidding Pilgrimage, this year featuring poet Malcolm Guite. I recommend a visit to his blog and a look at his books, such as Parable and Paradox: a collection of sonnets based on the sayings of Jesus. From the blurb: Cambridge poet, priest and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite … More Acts 11, Rev 21, John 13
This week in the RCL, we have a ever-popular 23rd Psalm. At the end of this post you’ll find a confessions and absolution, blessings and dismissal based on Jesus, The Good Shepherd and suitable for any week of the year There are also links to LOADS of sheep-based resources. If you have never tried out … More Good Shepherd Resources