Thursday, April 21, 2011

Seder Supper 2011

Listening to a Rabbi chant the Seder as I get ready for this evening. A lamb is being prepared as we gather for the annual Seder on the Eastport Peninsula. Shalom!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday

Tonight we gathered and prepared Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday.
It's surprising how easy it is to forget how to make Palm Crosses.
After a little struggling we rediscovered how to make them.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Lent 5 - 20110410

Ezek 37:1-14 – PS 130 – Rom 8:6-11 – John 11:1-45
Intro to the Readings
The first reading is from the Prophet Ezekiel – he prophesies to those who are as dried up bones.
Psalm 130 is a cry of the soul from the depths of a monster – the sea – to God – the only one who can save.
As we listen to the Apostle writes to the Romans, the Saint Paul speaks of those who trust in the flesh – he speaks to you who in whom dwells the Spirit of God.
From the Gospel of Saint John we listen as a message is brought to Jesus about the one whom the Lord loves – that Lazarus is ill.

Listen – listen and let the one who loves you breathe life into you.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Lent 4 - 20110403

1 Sam 16:1-13 –  PS 23 –  Eph 5:8-14 –  John 9:1-41
Intro to the Readings
In the reading from First Samuel we hear the story of David being anointed by the prophet.
Psalm 23 is a very pastoral Psalm – a Psalm you probably know to well – but listen afresh to the words of a shepherd.
The Apostle Paul writes to the Ephesians, or does he write to the Laodiceans?* He speaks to us today that we may live as “children of the light.”
In the Gospel we listen to a man who was born blind, but now he can see the light.

Let us listen and receive the light.

* They are missing a letter!

Creative Ideas for Alternative Sacramental Worship - Fr Simon Rundell

I'm presently reading this book and appreciating what Fr Simon Rundell has written. Fr Simon lives in the UK where he has been involved with Blesséd and Fresh Expressions.
See also: Fresh Expressions Canada.