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Green Communion 5 Feb

St John’s, Hartley Wintney is launching its participation in Eco Church on Sunday 5th February. Both services that day will celebrate the beauty of the world and commit the church to care for the earth using the Eco Church scheme.

  • Other churches holding Green Communions include:
  • Derby Cathedral on 5 Feb
  • St John’s,

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Posted in Worship Materials


Sermon Luke 12: 32- 40 A sermon for Joy in Enough – Good News for the “anxious middle”

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading Luke 12:32-40   alongside Luke 12:13-21 what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell,

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Earthcare – to tune of The Skye Boat Song

(See Hymn Index for other green hymns)

Chorus ……
Care for the planet that cradles our life, beautiful mystery:
Spark from the sun, flung out into space; part of our galaxy.

1)
Why are we here?  Will we survive?  Questions of origin;

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Posted in Hymns


For life we rejoice – New Hymn

(See Hymn Index for other green hymns)

Tune: Laudate Dominum (O Praise Ye the Lord)

 

For life we rejoice;
A gift from God’s hand.
Creation gives voice;
The seas, skies and land.
Each proton, electron,
Each neutron and quark,

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Posted in Hymns


Green Guardians – New hymn – good for children

Green Guardians (with children in mind)

Tune: All Things Bright And Beautiful

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small;
God made us to keep them safe,
so let’s protect them all.

1.      Each little flower that opens
feeds bees and butterflies,

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Posted in Hymns


O, Lord we know that you made everything

(See Hymn Index for other green hymns)

Tune: Peel Castle, Hymns and Psalms 346

This hymn by Win Walters won first prize in the local section for the 2016 Settle Methodist Circuit Hymn Competition: Theme: The God of Creation.

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Posted in Hymns


A sermon on an economy of grace

A sermon on the economy of grace. Luke 7 verse 1  and 7-14 (Stratford on Avon MC August 28th 2016)

 

This teaching about the marriage feast or the banquet seems to fall quite neatly into two parts.

In the first part Jesus seems to give some rather shrewd advice.

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Posted in JiEResources, Sermons


A Sermon for Joy In Enough Luke 12: 32-40

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading to-day’s gospel alongside last weeks what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell, those who fear that their income will not guarantee their security or that their purses or pensions plans will grow old and develop holes through which their status and security will disappear.

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Posted in JiEResources, Sermons


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