I write this while watching the coronation and scoffing scones and jam. It is a legal requirement on such occasions, so I am led to believe. (You’ll note I have gone all-inclusive on the jam-first-or-cream dilemma.) Below, a reflection on this week’s psalm, your liturgy resources as always, and a slightly mad-cap sketch about our … More Hares of God + Psalm 66
All-Age Pack Did you remember a while ago there was a lock-down and no-one could go our or see anyone? During that time I produced all-age resource packs called ‘Together Apart’. Here’s the one for Psalm 23. Click on the link below for a printable 10-page PDF, and remember that ‘All-Age’ does not mean ‘just … More Psalm 23, Eph 5
The weather forecast is, “Cloudy, with a chance of glory over high ground.” (Click image to download larger version.) This week’s readings have a lot of clouds. Moses and the cloud, Jesus and the cloud, Peter and his big mouth and the cloud. Following the theme you could add the ascension, the pillar of cloud … More Cloudy with a Chance of Glory + Making a Prophet (script)
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