Monthly Archives: June 2015

in times of grief, and death, and sorrow

This statue is called “Emptiness” (Melancolie), seated on a park bench in Geneva, is a great attempt at describing how a parent feels after losing a child. Read more about the sculpture and artist here. John Maddox wrote, “We may look … Continue reading

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COCU43B Pentecost 3B.14th June 2015

Reading: Mark 4:26-34 Mark’s Gospel relates two parables that use seeds as the metaphor for God’s Reign. In both readings the message is clear: God often uses the least, the smallest, the hidden, to accomplish God’s purposes. God’s work is … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day – June 8th

A bit of cross-referencing here from my DIAKONIA website about World Oceans Day (June 8th), which includes some resources, youtube clip, hymn, prayers.

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Winter

Iona resource: Winter A book of helpful resources by Ruth Burgess. It is for Northern Hemisphere winter, so includes key events in the church calendar in the Nov-Jan period (Christmas, Blue Christmas, Advent etc). Opening Prayer Holy One, today the … Continue reading

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Lament

The following two prayers/reflections were written following the execution of Andrew Chan and Myurun Sukumaran in Indonesia. The words could easily be adapted for another sorrow, for surely there will be more to come that our nation will be engulfed … Continue reading

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