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Musings from the Manse 5 July 2020

The gospel passage that I am reflecting on this week is Mark Ch 4 vs 35 -41. I am sure that it is a passage that is familiar to you. In many ways, it seems to me that this passage … Continue reading

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Call to Prayer 5th July 2020

Print version CALL TO PRAYER: SUNDAY 5th July 2020 Prayer @ 7pm ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11: 28 (NRSV) These are words of Jesus … Continue reading

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Call To Prayer 28th June 2020

Print version The experience of these last three months is one that will remain with us for the rest of our days. We will look back and reflect on the significance of it and undoubtedly we shall ask many questions. … Continue reading

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Slavery, statues, and choices

Genesis 21:8-21; Matthew 10:24-39 Should we pull down the statue of Christ the redeemer in Rio because Jesus doesn’t condemn slavery? There is a lot in our bible passages but the references to slavery seem to particularly stand out in … Continue reading

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Call to Prayer Sunday 21st June 2020

Prayer @ 7pm – Version for printing We live in challenging times. In truth, the challenge of these times is one that continues. However, the nature of that challenge has changed. In this present moment, we reflect on where we … Continue reading

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Laughing in the face of the impossible

Genesis 18:1-15; Matthew 9:35-10:8 Whatever you do don’t laugh! Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you know you’re not supposed to laugh but you just can’t help it? In a scene reminiscent of countless school assemblies where … Continue reading

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Call to Prayer 7th June 2020

CALL TO PRAYER: SUNDAY 7th June (Trinity Sunday) Prayer @ 7pm Print version We are familiar with the words of Scripture that remind us that ‘now we see in a mirror dimly’ and we might think that these words are … Continue reading

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Ascension – a new normal?

(Readings: Acts 1:6-14 & John 17:1-11) As I came to the end of my training for ministry, I went to visit an isolated farm in the North Pennines to arrange a baptism. I parked the car on the road and … Continue reading

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WWW.Easter

Suzanne Simard, a young Canadian forest ecologist, discovered a curious connection in the 1990s. When paper birch trees were “weeded” out amongst the cash crop of the Douglas Fir trees, rather than benefitting the firs, it hastened their decline. What … Continue reading

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