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January 31, 2021

The 4th Sunday after The Epiphany

I had to laugh at my liturgical faux pas. I didn’t mention it at the time. (It means I can mention it now! 😉 ) But it also gives a glimpse into what is important. Last Sunday I accidentally took the ‘wrong’ (as in colour) vestments to church. I suppose I could have changed the […]

January 24, 2021

St Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

I still get confused by social media in particular but by a lot of communication these days and my thinking is when I see a post or a tweet or Facebook – who is speaking? Is it the person personally or if they hold a position or an office, is it the position or office? […]

January 17, 2021

The 2nd Sunday after The Epiphany

The topic of free speech was raised and I found myself saying that there was no such thing! Not really. For Christians, all our speech is to be truthful and in love. (And that isn’t meant to be an excuse for a full tirade of faults said ‘because I love you really’ and ‘it is […]

January 10, 2021

The Baptism of Our Lord

The ELCE held its second Reading Day yesterday. It was a good day – and thank you to Sara and those from many (11) ELCE congregations who read, listened, questioned, clarified, and wanted to understand what the ELCE is becoming. (And we haven’t yet got to what the name of the church will be. Will […]

January 3, 2021

The Festival of The Epiphany

If you have rules, you will always have those who work to get around them. “Did God actually say …?” sort of thing (Genesis 3:1) seems always to have been a part of us where we will do what we want irrespective of what others might say – if we want to do it enough. […]

December 27, 2020

The First Sunday After Christmas

The mention of the death of her parents made me pause. I check the ‘twittersphere’ every second day or so. I don’t know the algorithm of why people whom I don’t follow come into view but this one made me pause as she (a stranger to me) announced that her father had just died (yesterday) […]

December 20, 2020

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

I have no idea how it happened. Literally. No idea. No brain function. No memory. No recollection. It was all about cheese. I was in the supermarket getting some groceries and using the instore app so you can scan and pack then and there. I reached for the cheese and saw two types and I […]

December 13, 2020

The Third Sunday of Advent

I had my first flu vaccination this week. It was a simple procedure and deemed particularly prudent in these times. One doesn’t want to catch or transmit any virus! I was intrigued by the name – more a description – Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (split virion, inactivated) and yes, I had to look up some of […]

December 6, 2020

The Second Sunday of Advent

I did smile at the story of the confused koala up a tree – except this was a family Christmas tree inside the house! Apparently a 3-4 year old juvenile female koala had broken into the house and perched on the tree. I can imagine the surprise of the family when they found her. The […]

November 29, 2020

The First Sunday of Advent

Downstairs at home is still pretty much a building site as the repairs from the broken water pipe are being done. The tiling is part way done. (One more day to finish all the tiling and after that there is still lots of jobs to do to put ‘Humpty’ back together again.) But we can […]

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