Worship for Holy Week – Monday

Hi all, I hope some of you have had a chance to look at my first 'Worship for Holy Week' video, for Palm Sunday. There is now a second one for Monday, focusing on love, and you can find it here: https://youtu.be/q5p1pTmBMUs A service sheet to go with it is here: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Monday-of-Holy-Week-outline.docx Do take a … Continue reading Worship for Holy Week – Monday

Embroidered cross with the words of Song of Solomon chapter 3 verse 4

A Love Song

Song of Solomon 3 / Matthew 28.16-end A talk for Morning Prayer on Wednesday of Easter Week Human Love We don’t hear much about the Song of Solomon in church. It’s a bit too romantic and passionate; even, if I dare use the word here, sexy. We hear it read at weddings a lot, and … Continue reading A Love Song

St Valentine

Love and St Valentine

Sermon preached at Morning Prayer We don’t know a lot about Valentine, but he seems to have been a priest or a bishop of Terni, in central Italy. He was martyred in Rome under the Emperor Claudius in around the year 269, and probably on the 14th February. It’s actually possible that there were in … Continue reading Love and St Valentine

Baptism of Christ

Isaiah 43.1-7 / Luke 3.15-17, 21-2   When looking at today’s gospel reading the question that stuck in my mind was: “Why does it matter that Jesus was baptised?” It’s a very short story here but Luke obviously thought it was important enough to include, so there must be some purpose to it other than … Continue reading Baptism of Christ

Being Rich & The Kingdom of God

Bit late but here is my sermon from yesterday on the grounds of "better late than never"!   Mark 10.17-31 When I think about the man in today’s gospel reading I imagine a rather earnest, conscientious person who worries about doing what’s right. He’s a good Jew who not only knows what he’s supposed to … Continue reading Being Rich & The Kingdom of God