Becoming a Singular, Sensational Church Words for 7th Sunday of Easter – 24 May 2020 – Parish of Felixstowe A Cyber Sermon from the Vicarage Text: …that they may be one, as we are one. (John 17v1) God give you peace my sisters and brothers. Please click here to watch a video of the song… Continue reading Becoming a Singular, Sensational Church
Being lonely sucks! Enforced loneliness while others are going about their ordinary business sucks even more. Yet it is often int the empty times, the lonely times, when we are able to hear God’s voice more clearly and find light in the midst of the dark.
At a time when we are not allowed to travel, our common life has been diminished, and truth changes with the daily newspaper headlines, we need to discover once more what it means to know Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Lockdown, locked-up, or enfolded?
There are so many voices to confuse us yet if we shut them all out we are even more isolated.
What if we transformed this lockdown into the gift of being safely enfolded with the Good Shepherd when we can listen intently to His words of love and comfort.
There is a world of difference between heartburn and our hearts ‘burning’ within us.
One is to do with over-indulgence and greed, the other demands we get even more involved in the process of giving our lives and our hearts away
The old chorus exhorts us to ‘Reach out and touch the Lord’ but we live in a time when touching brings death instead of life. How do we still sing ‘Alleluia’ at the beginning of an Easter that feels more like Lent.
The light always, always shines brightest in the deepest darkness
Currently, due to Covid-19 restrictions, our parish is running an hour behind the rest of the nation.
Perhaps not a bad thing as looking to the past in times of crisis reminds us of God’s faithfulness then, comfort now and hope for the future
It seems that everybody, even God is in lockdown and no one has any weal for our woe. For a Bible reading all we have left to give is a dead man and a smell…
St John the Baptist, Felixstowe – Sermon for Mothering Sunday 22 March 2020 Terry Gibb – Reader and Churchwarden May I speak in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost A 102 year old lady was asked if she had any worries in life. After a pause she replied – ‘not… Continue reading Motherless Mothering Sunday