Jesus tells us that we are his rock...but some of us are not feeling so steady 3 weeks into Stage 4. Courage my friends...together we are strong.
Oh Jesus: lamb of god,
good shepherd, man of sorrows,
singer of songs of justice...
Let's see what one good woman, amongst many, has to say, on this day, to us all With thanks to Rabbi Brian, Cristy, Barry, Indi, Derek, Mark, Grace and the beautiful Clover for her sweet, sweet song.
This week we pray for Beirut, we welcome Nicki to the pulpit and we reflect on miracles and wild water. Thanks to Mark, Georgie, Grace and Grace (!), Ginger, Indigo and Leslie and of course our preacher Nicki.
When did we give away our collective power? When did we forget that Jesus could feed the 5000 with the power of communal love? When did caring for our older people become about profit...when oh lord...when?
Thanks as always to the magnificent Mark Lucas without whom worship would consist of me standing on the church steps throwing bibles at passers by. Thanks also to Lucy, Anna, Paul, Tilly, Indi , Alex Angus and Emily for her stunning and heartbreaking prayers...God Bless.
So apparently nothing can separate us from the love of God... Really? Not even a lockdown? Not even fear? Not even really weird doctrines from the Reformation? Nothing.
Statues are toppling, sacred spaces are being blown up, the barbarian is at the gate, children are sewing masks for refugees and Jacob saw angels, on a ladder...everything is tipped upside down, for good and ill...so where do you stand?
Special thanks to Georgie, Mark, the Sewers, Indigo, Winsom and Arthur, Sharon and Rochelle and Anthony.
Thanks to Allan, Grace, Mark, Mathew, indigo and Kat. What shall we call this generation? Wild? Wonderful? And full of Holy Hope...