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Week 6 – Good Friday

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.”  Reading John 19.25b-2725 And that is what the soldiers did. Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When…
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Week 6 – Maundy Thursday

Then Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them … Reading Luke 22.14-2014 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I…
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Midday Reflections: Wednesday

Midday reflections for Wednesday of Holy Week

Week 6 – A peaceable Kingdom

The wolf shall live with the lamb … the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Reading Isaiah 11.6-96 The wolf shall live with the lamb,    the leopard shall lie down with the kid,the calf and the lion and the fatling together,    and a little child shall lead them.7 The cow…
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Midday Reflections: Tuesday

Midday reflections for Tuesday during Holy Week

Week 6 – Made in God’s Image

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness … ” Reading Genesis 1.26-3126 Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over…
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Midday reflections: Monday

During Holy Week, we thought it might be helpful to produce some videos that help us reflect and pause during this very unusual time of staying at home in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We have produced these to be used as midday reflections but you can use these whenever you would like…
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Week 6 – Monday

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind … ” And God saw that it was good.  Reading Genesis 1.24-2524 And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. 25 God made…
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Week 6 – Humans and other Animals

In this final week – Holy Week – we turn to creatures of the land, including humans. We’ll consider what it means for humans to be made “in the image of God” and how it affects our relationship with one another and with the rest of creation. Prayer for the week For each perfect gift…
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Palm Sunday Reading, Reflection and Prayers

The triumphal entry into Jerusalem, with palm branches waving and tunics being throne under the donkey as a way of honouring the king and lining his path, speaks of honour and celebration and joy. Matthew’s version of this account ends with a potent ‘question-and-answer’ in verses 10 and 11:      “When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city…
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Week 5 – Weekend

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem … How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!”  Reading Matthew 23.37-3937 ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together…
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Week 5 – Friday

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts …  Reading Psalm 84.1-4To the leader: according to The Gittith. Of the Korahites. A Psalm. 1 How lovely is your dwelling place,    O Lord of hosts!2 My soul longs, indeed it faints    for the courts…
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Week 5 – Thursday

Then Noah sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground; but the dove found no place to set its foot, and it returned to him to the ark …  Reading Genesis 8.6-126 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark…
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Week 5 – Wednesday

Jesus said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”  Reading Luke 5.4-114 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.’ 5 Simon answered, ‘Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing.…
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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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