A service for Easter Sunday with a glimpse of the sunrise. Please also check Carla’s Easter reflection
This is the most un-Eastery Easter I have experienced in my lifetime. Or is it? That first Easter morning the male disciples were hiding in terror, expecting the tramp of boots and a knock on the door signalling that they were next. Some of the female disciples were fussing over how they would be able […]
The events of Good Friday from Matthew 7, in excerpts, read by Revd Dr Carla A Grosch-Miller, followed by a rendition of “Were you there when they crucified by Lord” sung by Mrs. Lucy Cooke.
This is a difficult day. That we call this Friday “Good” is somewhat ludicrous, until we contemplate what we believe it accomplished…until we know the end of the story. But the first disciples did not know the end of the story. At this point, all they know is terror. Could we bear to stand on […]
The Reproaches (the Improperia) are a set of statements that Jesus says from the cross to his people. Dating from the Middle Ages, they were lost in the Reformation to churches in our tradition but have been reclaimed by both Anglicans and Presbyterians. They are a sombre call to reflect on how we live on […]
Maundy Thursday, 2020 The shadows lengthen. In ordinary times, we would be gathering in the sanctuary to hear the story of friends gathered around a table for the last time. We would extinguish candles as we recounted the shadows that surrounded Jesus this night: the betrayal of Judas, the denial of Peter, the hate and […]
Palm Sunday reflection: Who is this? Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118: 19-end; Phil. 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ Seated on the back of a donkey, surrounded by noisy crowds whose joy could not be contained, Jesus’ triumphal entry turned heads and set tongues to […]
Bible Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45 Image: Shibboleth, Doris Salcedo (Tate Modern, 2007) The image above is from an artwork by Doris Salcedo, a Columbian artist, who installed it in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in 2007. It is a huge crack in the Hall floor. Those of you […]