Preparing for this week’s post I was struck by the confluence of the triumphal reading in Colossians, and the crucifixion account in Luke. Superficially, these seem at odds, until you remember what Jesus had been banging on about for three years: “When I am lifted up, I will draw all people to me.” He wasn’t … More Christ the King – Luke 23 & Col 1
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!
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
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
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!
This fab interactive Christingle is great for a school assembly, all-age worship or Messy Church. Follow the clues to build up the Christingle bit by bit and find out what each part means. As the elements are found and brought up, you can assemble larger versions on a giant Christingle at the front or a … More Christingle Treasure Hunt
In Case You Missed It Check out this hilarious drama about forgiveness and ‘Shove’ Tuesday (with all apologies to Sir David Attenborough) Click here to get the script Lent Devotions Out now in Kindle for instant download, in paperback and from me (possibly even signed copies if you ask!) here’s a look at these hot-off-the-press … More ICYMI – ‘Shove’ Tuesday drama with free audio plus printable Lent resources
Need a new talk for Christingle? Yup, it’s hard to get something fresh each year, so here’s an idea for you. If we look at the word CHRISTINGLE, we see it spells Christ In GLE. Hmmn, so what’s a G-L-E? Good question. I came up with 29 different answers. You may have more. Here is … More Christ In GLE?
John 6:5-13 Feeding the 5000 With Pizza 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. This week is slightly different because it’s HARVEST! There’s a fab new script revealing how The … More Together Apart Harvest – Feeding the 5000 With Pizza – Plus Video!
I’m on holiday with my girlies this week, but just to keep things ticking over, enjoy this script written for my church’s recent all-age worship. It’s great for Messy Church or regular services, a youth group activity or Collective Worship when schools are back. Bert Is My Shepherd Meet Bert, the not-so-good shepherd of Psalm … More Bert Is My Shepherd – New Script (and hilarious if I do say so myself!)