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Week 5 – Tuesday

Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great Reading Psalm 104.24-2824 O Lord, how manifold are your works!    In wisdom you have made them all;    the earth is full of your creatures.25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide,    creeping things innumerable are there,    living things both small and great.26 There go the…
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Week 5 – Lord of Sea and Sky

And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.”  Reading Genesis 1.20-2320 And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ 21 So God created the…
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Week 5 – Creatures of Sea and Sky

“Look at the birds of the air,” suggests Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel (5.26). This week we will be doing just that, as well as considering fish and other sea creatures described on the fifth day in the Genesis 1 narrative. Prayer for the week All things bright and beautiful,All creatures great and small,All things wise…
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Lent 5 – Sunday 29th March 2020

Reading Matt 22: 15-22 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by…
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Week 4 – A New Heaven and Earth

“The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.”  Reading Acts 2.14-2114 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what…
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Week 4 – Friday

You have made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. You make darkness, and it is night, when all the animals of the forest come creeping out.  Reading Psalm 104.1-4, 19-231 Bless the Lord, O my soul.    O Lord my God, you are very great.You are clothed with honour and majesty,2     wrapped in light as…
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Week 4 – Thursday

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.  Reading Psalm 19.1-6To the leader. A Psalm of David. 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God;    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.2 Day to day pours forth speech,    and night to night…
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Week 4 – Wednesday

The Lord determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.  Reading Psalm 147.1-111 Praise the Lord!How good it is to sing praises to our God;    for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.3 He heals the broken-hearted,    and binds up their wounds.4 He determines the…
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Week 4 – Stargazing

The Lord brought Abram outside and said, “Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them … So shall your descendants be.”  Reading Genesis 15.1-615 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very…
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Week 4 – Monday

“Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years … ” Reading Genesis 1.14-1914 And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night;…
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Week 4 – Stars and Seasons

As well as providing light (our theme in Week 1), the sun, moon and stars divide time into day and night, seasons and years. This week we explore how attending to these rhythms can help us live in greater harmony with God and nature. Prayer for the week Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,Sun,…
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Mothering Sunday 2020

Today is Mothering Sunday. A day when historically people would return from their work places and visit home – worship at their ‘Mother Church’ and spend time with their families. In more contemporary times, it is a day when we remember and give thanks for our mothers and receive a posy of flowers from church…
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Week 3 – Rest for the Land

“Six years you shall sow your field … but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath for the Lord … ”  Reading Leviticus 25.1-525 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying: 2 Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When you enter the land that…
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Week 3 – Friday

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower … Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.” Reading John 15.1-4, 7-915 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he…
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Week 3 – Thursday

The fields are devastated, the ground mourns; for the grain is destroyed, the wine dries up, the oil fails. Reading Joel 1.2-4, 10-142 Hear this, O elders,    give ear, all inhabitants of the land!Has such a thing happened in your days,    or in the days of your ancestors?3 Tell your children of it,    and let your children tell their children,    and…
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Week 3 – Wednesday

For you shall go out in joy … the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Reading Isaiah 55.10-1310 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,    and do not return there until they have watered the earth,making it bring…
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Week 3 – Tuesday

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord … They shall be like a tree planted by water … in the year of drought it is not anxious.  Reading Jeremiah 17.7-87 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,    whose trust is the Lord.8 They shall be like a tree planted by water,    sending out its roots by the stream.It shall…
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Week 3 – Monday

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind … And God saw that it was good.  Reading Genesis 1.9-139 And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so. 10 God called the dry land…
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Week 3 – Land & Plants

This week we’ll be reflecting on land and on the tree and plant life it supports. We’ll be exploring what the abundance of nature tells us about the God who created it, and the urgent need for humans to value and protect it. Prayer for the week When through the woods and forest glades I…
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Week 2 – Water & the Spirit

“Those who drink the water that I will give them will never be thirsty … [it] will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” Reading John 4.7-157 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’. 8 (His disciples had gone to the city to buy…
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