There’s a distinctly poxy feeling about this week’s passages, with Naaman and the Ten Lepers. I hope you’ve had your vaccinations! Checkout the links below for some upfront activities, reflections and even a drama script. Alternatively, you may be Harvest-focussed. See this post for a load of Harvest resources and there’s a great craft below … More Luke 17 – Sozo
A Last-Minute Opportunity to book a children’s, youth and family leaders’ retreat day on 9th Sept. Plus all your lectionary-based resources as usual. Retreat But first, the commercial break: From Becky and Rebecca at The Resources Cupboard: Like many events being organised this summer, we have not yet received enough bookings to make this event … More Last-minute opportunity
Out in the wild, the bears are stuffing themselves with all the food they can devour in preparation for hibernation. Four months of sleeping, metabolism turned down low, in the expectation of cold harsh conditions.
It’s possible that something similar happens with ….. … More Hi-bear-nate: Look, See, Pray
Some lovely words from Hebrews today, plus linked invocations from Jeremiah and Luke. And, if that were not glorious enough, a stunning Arts-and-Crafts image of Mercy from Tiffany. Ps 112:4 They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and righteous. Blessed are the Merciful (1920) by Louis Comfort … More Jeremiah 2, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13, Luke 14
Good morning folks! A day of much rejoicing Chez Fay. Not only have the Lionesses won an historic victory which reaches so much further than one match, one championship, but I’ve also sent off my latest manuscript to my publisher (phew!). And, if that were not enough, it’s the school summer holidays! So for the … More Isa 1, Heb 11, Luke 12 = Yorkshire day
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’s The Lord’s Prayer on the lectionary today. Wow, what a topic! There are bazillions of resources out there, and I’ve listed a bunch of good ‘uns below, ranging from kids’ stuff to academic pondering, via sign language and a finger rosary, and you’ll find a confession based on the Lord’s Prayer in the liturgy … More Teach us to Pray – Luke 11
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
Tourist carriages offer a nice way to “see the sights” and save your feet. For the horse, it’s a different story. Hot roads, bright sun, noisy humans, and hard work. … More Straight Ahead- Look, See, Pray
Two fab resources for you this week: As usual, your liturgy for next week’s lectionary readings can be found at the bottom of this post, but first, an interactive all-age talk based on Deut 6:4-9 and Jesus’ reference to this in Mark 12:30-31 and Matt 22:36-40 plus Luke 10:25-28. PDFs and video included as well. … More Deut 6 – Love the Lord Your God