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Week 2 – Friday

Do not let the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up … Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good  Reading Psalm 69.1-3,15-161 Save me, O God,    for the waters have come up to my neck.2 I sink in deep mire,    where there is no foothold;I have come into deep waters,    and the flood sweeps…
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Week 2 – Thursday

Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur … When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter.  Reading Exodus 15.22-2722 Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness…
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Week 2- Wednesday

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan.  Reading Mark 1.9-119 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending…
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Week 2 – Tuesday

You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water  Reading Psalm 65.9-139 You visit the earth and water it,    you greatly enrich it;the river of God is full of water;    you provide the people with grain,    for so you have prepared it.10 You water its furrows abundantly,    settling its ridges,softening it…
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Week 2 – Monday

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  Reading Genesis 1.6-86 And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ 7 So God made the dome and separated the…
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Week 2 – Water

This week we’ll be reflecting on water’s central place in both life and faith. We’ll explore how we can better use, conserve and share this precious gift of God, strengthened and encouraged by our faith in Jesus who offers “living water”. Prayer for the week I heard the voice of Jesus say,“Behold, I freely givethe…
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Week 1 – Weekend

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.  Reading John 1.1-51 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has…
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Week 1- Friday

And God saw that the light was good …  Reading Genesis 1.4-64 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, ‘Let there be a…
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Week 1 – Light & Energy

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.”  Reading Matthew 5.14-1614 ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but…
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Week 1 – Wednesday

O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!  Reading Isaiah 2.2-52 In days to come    the mountain of the Lord’s houseshall be established as the highest of the mountains,    and shall be raised above the hills;all the nations shall stream to it.3     Many peoples shall come and say,‘Come, let us go up to the…
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Week 1 – Tuesday

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come … The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom …  Reading Song of Songs 2.10-1310 My beloved speaks and says to me:‘Arise, my love, my fair one,    and come away;11 for now the winter is past,    the rain is over and gone.12 The…
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Week 1 – Monday

In the beginning … darkness covered the face of the deep … Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Reading Genesis 1.1-31 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the…
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Week 1 Light & Energy

Our weekly themes follow those of the days of creation described in Genesis 1. We begin with an essential building-block of all life: light. As well as exploring the significance of light in the Bible, we will explore issues around light and energy facing the world today. Prayer for the week Spirit of truth and…
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Starting Lent – Weekend

And through [Christ] God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.  Reading Colossians 1.15-2015 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and…
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Starting Lent- Friday

Bringing Good News “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor … to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”  Reading Luke 4.16-2016 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as…
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Starting Lent – Thursday

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth … Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his …  Reading Psalm 100 A Psalm of thanksgiving. 1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.2     Worship the Lord with gladness;    come into his presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord is God.    It…
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Starting Lent- Ash Wednesday

In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens … the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground … Reading Genesis 2.4b-84 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 when no plant…
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#LiveLent2020 – Care for God’s Creation

During Lent Christians prepare to celebrate God’s redemption of the world in Jesus at Easter. Our first reflections remind us that God is also our creator, and they encourage us to broaden our view of Christ’s redeeming mission – a mission that the Church is called to share. Prayer for the week God is love,…
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May Magazine – Minister’s message

Dear Friends, With Easter and our Annual Meetings behind us we move rapidly towards the “Thy Kingdom Come” events which focus on hosting a Prayer Space in Eggbuckland again and we are also hoping there might be one in Derriford (led by Rev. Keith and the Rock Community Team) as well as one at Estover…
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Good Friday meditation

A Meditation for Good Friday Good Friday is the day when Christians remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is a sombre day when churches meet to pray and reflect on the sacrifice Jesus willingly paid for all our sins. Many churches take part in the Walk of Witness. Churches gather (often with…
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