Monthly Archives: February 2018

COCU21B.Lent 3B.4March2018

Readings In a world of seriousness and a Church of purity, the Lectionary calls us to a strange way of being this week – foolishness. The cross, which is God’s wisdom and God’s strength, is placed alongside the law in … Continue reading

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COCU20B.Lent 2B.25Feb2018

Readings Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God promises Abram and Sarai that they will be parents of many nations, that they will be blessed with many descendants and that kings will come from them. Therefore God changes Abram’s name to Abraham, and … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

Another school shooting – Lord have mercy. And more ‘thoughts and prayers’ and ‘thoughts and condolences’. Mike Rayson reflects: “Thoughts and prayers” are not enough for those who follow Jesus. The following text, written to the tune Hyfrodol (Come Thou … Continue reading

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COCU19B.Lent 1B.18thFeb2018

Readings Readings Lent 1B Genesis 9:8-17 God promises Noah that God will never again destroy all life through a flood, and God gives the rainbow as a sign of this promise. Psalm 25:1-10 A plea for God to be merciful … Continue reading

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Lent 2018

Lent begins after Shrove Tuesday (February 13th in 2018) and Ash Wednesday (February 14th in 2018) Lent, those 40 day’s leading up to the crucifixion of Christ, when we commemorate his 40 days spent in the wilderness preparing for his … Continue reading

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COCU18B.Ash Wednesday.14Feb2018

Valentine’s Day/Ash Wednesday in 2018 On the surface, the confluence of Valentines and ashes seems to produce an odd and uncomfortable couple, but it’s fitting to have one day of celebrating love in all its forms while also recognizing our … Continue reading

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