Sunday, May 29, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Easter 6

Acts 17.22-31 — Psalm 66.7-18 — I Peter 3.13-22 — St John 14.15-21
Introduction to the Readings
In our first reading from Acts the Apostle Paul greets the people of Athens, the Athenians, and he proclaims to them the Creator of all. Whom they know as an “unknown god.”
Psalm 66 is a song of thanksgiving. It is also a Psalm that acknowledges that “bad things happen to good people.” But the Psalmist affirms what God has done.
From First Peter we are encouraged to do right – even when we may suffer for doing right.
In the Gospel the Lord implores those who love him to keep his commandments.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Chimes & Church Music: Pre-Service and MP3 players

I'm old enough to recall walking to Church to the peel of a bell. Later came chimes and taped music. These days many churches use a disk player. At St Edward's, Glovertown, they employ an mp3 player. Now that's a neat little solution for big sound.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Grace and Preaching

When you preach you find out how much GRACE some people have!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Introduction to the Readings - Easter 3

Acts 2:14a, 36-41Psalm 116:1-3, 10-171 Peter 1:17-23Luke24:13-35
Intro to the Readings
First we listen to a reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Peter proclaims a promise to the people and for their children.
Psalm 116 is a personal song of thanksgiving. It speaks of love and the cup of salvation.
We listen as Saint Peter, who spoke in the first reading writes in the second reading, he writes to those whose souls have been purified.
We listen to the Gospel of Saint Luke as the Lord Jesus takes a walk with two disciples and as they share a loaf of bread together.
May we hear God’s word for us, and our children, and may we share God’s bread with one another.
May we receive the promise of God, for ourselves, and for our children. And may we be nourished by the bread of God.