A sermon on the Bible for Bible Sunday, 25th October 2020. King James It’s slightly over 400 years since the publication of the Authorized, or King James, version of the Bible in 1611. This was the only authoritative English Bible for reading in churches until the Revised Version in the 19th century. Influence It’s been … Continue reading Bible Sunday
'Liturgy of the Ordinary' - Losing Keys A video looking at losing keys, or confession and repentance: https://youtu.be/CpSNADNdT_4 You can find a service sheet if here if you'd like one: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wednesday-Worship-21st-October-2020.docx
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio', broadcast 17th October 2020 Recently I was in an online discussion about why people love autumn. There were hundreds of answers. A lot included the beautiful colours, the crisp air, the smell of bonfires and snuggling down indoors while it’s all cold outside. I would also … Continue reading All Change for Autumn
7 October 2020 Hello Here is a new Wednesday Worship, looking at finding God in the ordinary. This time I'm looking at brushing teeth and other routine body maintenance. https://youtu.be/Ch5Isp1eyk8 Service sheet available here: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wednesday-Woship-7th-October-2020.docx
I'm supposed to be doing my Wednesday Worship right now but I'm feeling rather shaken today following the publication of the report into abuse in the Church of England. It's not really news to me but as a survivor of several kinds of abuse, not by clergy but by people close to me, the publication … Continue reading On being let down by the Church
'Liturgy of the Ordinary' - Making the Bed Hello Here is another video about finding God in everyday things and moments - hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. https://youtu.be/sx56KtxrVFA You can get a service sheet here if you'd like one: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Wednesday-Worship-23rd-September-2020.docx Take care!
Matthew 20.1-16 / Proper 20 Introduction The writer Barbara Brown Taylor describes the parable of the labourers in the vineyard as being a little like cod liver oil: you know Jesus is right, you know it must be good for you, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. This is one of those … Continue reading A spoonful of cod liver oil
A sermon preached on 6th September 2020 Matthew 18.15-20 Introduction Imagine two friends in a church far away. Let’s call them Andrea and Louise. Andrea and Louise used to spend a lot of time together. They came to church together, had meals at each other’s houses, went on days out, talked and laughed. Sometimes they … Continue reading How to deal with conflict
Finding God in the ordinary: waking up The latest video is here: https://youtu.be/cYIoXXa1Kew You can find a service sheet (including hymn words) here: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Wednesday-Worship-9th-September-2020.docx Hope you enjoy it!
People Jesus Met - Zacchaeus A new video is here, now featuring hymns! https://youtu.be/CfxRTEdhwt8 A service sheet is available here: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wednesday-Worship-26th-August-2020.docx