Ultimate Festive Fun, and no worry about setting light to someone’s hair or what to do with the left-over oranges afterwards! Make these fabulous edible Christingles as a fun family craft and talk about Jesus, the Light of the World. I suggest that you have make the CakeTingles first, then have a short talk (suggested … More CakeTingles!! + Advent Resources
With Remembrance Day coming up soon, here is a reminder of some of the resources available for adults and for children. Plus your lectionary resources and a fun video about servanthood. What does it mean ‘to be like the angels, in Luke 20? Ian Paul Remembrance Resources Resources for Remembrance Day from The Reflectionary (here!) … More Queen Poshyposh (Jn 13) + Remembrance
It’s a bumper crop today (Harvest … Crop … see what I did there?) with your RCL liturgy resources referring to not 1, not 2, not even 3, but FOUR different passages of scripture. OK, I did it by having a choice of two confessions, but its still impressive, yes? So which ever passage you … More Ps 65, Jer 14, Jl 2, Lk 18 + Harvest sketch!
After the lazy days of summer, (remember them?), then the flurry of book deadlines and then a pause for the Queen’s funeral, we are finally back to the normal format of The Reflectionary – to whit, a reflection on one of the lectionary passages which, this week, features Michelangelo, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and … More Harvest Round Up + Ps 37
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II This post is delayed from its usual Monday in respect for the funeral of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory, Ma’am. Please see this post for my tribute and prayers. New Books Mid-September it may be, but the shops are already stocking mince … More Nativity Scripts / Free Books! + Ps 91, Ps 146, 1 Tim 6
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
There’s a bumper crop of resources today! For starters, there is the RCL-linked liturgy, with a beautiful confession based on Isaac Watts’ ‘When I Survey’. Why has it taken me so long to spot that for a confession? Next are a couple of resources for 1 Peter 4:16 ‘Praise God that you bear that name.’ … More Phil 3, 1 Pet 4 – liturgy, drama and printable
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
I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Nativity this year – too much other stuff going on. And if this was going to be a book, it needed to be out about two months ago. But the muses struck and the idea formed, so here it is, the Nativity I promised myself I … More Christmas Gone Worng + MP3!
Waa Hoo! It’s that time of year again, when church leaders the world over are fretting about what to do for Christmas. And when The Reflectionary comes up with a bundle of answers. A lot of my resources end up in book form and you, lovely readers, have sent many of those books to the … More Book Giveaway! 10 free books up for grabs