First Sunday of Advent

Psalms: Psalm 122 OT: Isaiah 2:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44 Epistles: Romans 13:11-14 The Psalm for today was 122, "I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord." I was unable to go to church this Sunday because, in addition to my own health issues, I am now … Continue reading First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Lent

I am running a week behind now, as life has got in the way. Around a couple of weeks of a roller-coaster of looking after a very poorly, elderly dog, we had to have him put down last night. So right now I am feeling a little bit overwhelmed with grief . The next couple … Continue reading First Sunday of Lent

Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany

Canticles & Psalms: Psalm 19 OT Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 NT Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 In this passage in the gospel, Jesus is quoting a passage in Isaiah 61 - declaring it to be a prophecy fulfilled in himself. It is so interesting to me that this passage which occurs in … Continue reading Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany

Second Sunday of Epiphany

The following are my scattered thoughts on the CW lectionary passages for the second Sunday of Epiphany, Year C, 17th January 2016. It is a Bible study rather than a sermon, but if anybody finds my notes of use in drawing up their own sermon, I would be very happy for you to make use … Continue reading Second Sunday of Epiphany