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Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:49
Bible Refs: Heb 13:15-16
Written By: Sara Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

This is a prayer based on Hebrews 13:15-16: "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:38
Media Types: images, Powerpoint
Bible Refs: Psalm 81:10
Written By: Sara Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

 Here is an image of Psalm 81:10. You could use it as a memory verse, display it as a verse to raise hope that God cares or print on a card to aid personal devotion. It is attached in a jpg-format, which you can easily insert into Powerpoint or Keynote....

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:29
Bible Refs: Jer 18:1-4
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 18, Ordinary/Lectionary 23 (Year C)

This is a reflection on the picture in Jeremiah of God as a potter. It reflects honestly on the struggles of transformation and discipleship. It could work well to give everyone in the congregation a small piece of clay or play-doh to fiddle with as they listen to the reflection. You...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:14
Bible Refs: Luke 14:25-33
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 18, Ordinary/Lectionary 23 (Year C)

This is a re-phrasing of Jesus teaching in Luke 14 about counting the cost of discipleship. Extract from the reading: There were loads of people following Jesus. Loads and loads and loads. So what did he do? Count them? Write an article on church growth? Pat himself on the back for a job well done? Take one...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:02
Bible Refs: Jer 2:13
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

This is parable based loosely on Jeremiah 2:13’…for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.’ It could work well as a discussion-starter on themes such as community, division, sin and...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 08:35
Bible Refs: 7-14
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

This is a re-telling of Jesus' parable about choosing a humble place at a wedding feast. Extract from the script: One Sabbath, Jesus went to the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisees, to have a meal. As ever, the pharisees were keeping an eye on him, to examine closely everything...

Posted: 27 Jul 2016 09:58
Bible Refs: Psalm 71:1-6
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 16, Ordinary/Lectionary 21 (Year C)

This is a poetic re-working of the first few verses of Psalm 71. The themes of God being a 'refuge' relates strongly to things happening in our world today, and the whole piece has a overall theme of trusting God in the hard times. You could set it to a...

Posted: 16 Jul 2016 15:22
Media Types: Poetry, creative writing
Bible Refs: Isa 5:1-7
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 15, Ordinary/Lectionary 20 (Year C)

This is Isaiah 5:1-7, re-written in the style of an English folk song. You could set it to a tune, it would want to be something mournful and lamenting. Extract from the poem: My beloved had a vineyard, on a pleasant hill and fine. He dug it and he cleared it and he...

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 14:06
Bible Refs: Luke 12:32-40
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 14, Ordinary/Lectionary 19 (Year C)

This is a re-telling of Jesus words in Luke 12:32-40. He is encouraging his disciples to be prepared for his return, to live in such a way that we are not encumbered by earthly concerns but ready for the fullness of his Kingdom. Extract from the paraphrase: Don't be afraid, little sheep. Make...

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 13:59
Bible Refs: Luke 12:13-21
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 13, Ordinary/Lectionary 18 (Year C)

This is a versified version of Jesus parable of the Rich Fool. You could speak, rap or sing it. Extract from the poem: There once was a man with a bunch of stuff, but a bunch of stuff wasn't nearly enough. So the man made a plan, he was really chuffed, a plan to make...

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Instrumental Music for Reflection
People often ask about the music we use when leading reflections, prayer stations or other meditative parts of worship. So I've put together a playlist of some of the pieces we...
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