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
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
I’m one of those people who are quite good at a number of things- but not really expert at them. That’s certainly true musically: having played guitar for years I’m fine if I remember my limitations! … More A many-stringed thing! Look, See, Pray
Genesis 32:22-31 – I have seen God (plus link for Matt 14) Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas … More Together Apart – Gen 32 – I Have Seen God / Matt 14 – Five Loaves and Two Fish
Psalm 100 – The Lord is Good Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of … More Together, Apart – Psalm 100 – Plus Videos!
God makes a new covenant with us – but will I sign up? Engaging Make a scroll and write the covenant (agreement) on it. Then decide if you want to sign it. It’s quite a challenge, but it’s up to you. You will need: A4 paper Water Teabags Ground cinnamon or nutmeg Hairdryer (optional) Marker … More New Covenant – Jeremiah 31:27-34
This is the text of a recent devotion I wrote for the United Reformed Church*. Click here to visit their site. * Please note that author’s opinion may not represent that of the United Reformed Church in general. It’s possible that some of them even like the stuff! Reflection Come with me to the land … More Marmite Nightmare! Romans 6:12-23
This is the script of a talk for ‘Come and See’ on 20th July 2019, using the Linked Hearts Mobius Strips. Several folks have asked about how to make the linked hearts, so I have made a video showing you how to do it. The key is to make sure you have one right-hand and … More Turning a Mess into Something Beautiful – John 4:4-19, 25-26 – Plus Video!
Some folks seem to pack a lot of life into a short time. David certainly did, but for other folks it’s different. Perhaps you look back on a long life and wonder what you have accomplished. Perhaps you look at the years stretching ahead and see a desert of monotony – will anything ever happen? Perhaps you stand in the middle, with the time behind lengthening and the time ahead shortening. … More 2 Samuel 5:1-10 – The What and The Why
Mothering Sunday – Crocus Prayers
A thoughtful all-age activity, making simple crocus-shaped flowers in a prayer bouquet as tokens of remembrance or thanks, of sorrow or hope, of joy or loss. … More Mothering Sunday – Crocus Prayers