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
This week we have Confessions and Absolutions, Blessings and Dismissals for the last Sunday before Lent and for Ash Wednesday – in fact there are TWO confessions for Ash Wednesday. Goodness, what a bumper crop! But before that, here is a round-up of all the Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday / Lent resources that you … More Ash Wednesday Round-Up +Liturgy Resources
2 Sam 11:26-12:13a & Ps 51 Back when I was a young, bright thing I bought a pair of flowery ‘dockers’ (Doc Marten boots). Loved ‘em. Wore ‘em loads. I even wore them to an ordination service once. I was in the choir and ‘cos it was a posh do we had to wear robes. I … More “How come I didn’t see that before?”
Some ideas for a Maundy Thursday with more of the punch that it had the first time round. … More Maundy Thursday – What really needs cleaning?
The church has never been a place for good people. It’s a place for broken, hurting, ordinary people – just like you and me. And God rejoices. … More 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 51:1-10, Luke 15:1-10
And God? God forgives. Fully and immediately. It’s almost like he was waiting for someone to confess so that he could release all the pent-up mercy. … More 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Sometimes the person we find it hardest to forgive is ourselves. This activity helps us to think through the sometimes difficult reality of our Father’s wonderful forgiveness. This activity is better done in quiet. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a rubber. Take a minute to sit quietly, breathing slowly, as … More An Activity – Forgiven
This activity illustrates that the inside is what counts. You could use it in an informal church service, a Sunday school or youth group or an RE lesson. You each need a heart shape, about 5cm (2″) wide that is black on one side and silver on the other. You could cut the heart from … More Activity – Bright Heart
God uses loved, mended, broken people to bring broken people to be mended and loved.
It’s like Eton Mess – crushed fruit, broken meringue, bashed-up cream – yet so good. Our broken-ness, in God, is redeemed. … More Psalm 51