18th February 2024  (Year B – Lent 1)  “You Are Remembered”
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18th February 2024 (Year B – Lent 1) “You Are Remembered”

Lent is a time of turning towards something other than ourselves.

A time of remembering who we are in God’s eyes and what we need to do to be part of God’s Story in the future.

A time to be present for people who are not normally ‘at our table”.

The psalmist says, “We are remembered by God according to our love”.

11th February 2024  (Year B – Transfiguration of Jesus)  “Silence and Solitude”
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11th February 2024 (Year B – Transfiguration of Jesus) “Silence and Solitude”

The Adult Jesus we encounter in Mark was a busy person – but he
still had a need to find a quiet space to experience silence.

Using times of silence gives an opportunity to have deep and life giving connections with the Divine God and our inner being.

21st January 2024 (Year B – Epiphany 3)  “Call, Letting Go and Picking Up”
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21st January 2024 (Year B – Epiphany 3) “Call, Letting Go and Picking Up”

Moving through this Epiphany we need to be looking for the signs that God has for us for this new year.

The fishermen that Jesus called to follow him, knew what it was like to pull fish from the chaos of the sea.

What does it mean to pull people from the chaos of their lives, the storms around them, the deep blue of the seas they are in and bring them into the order of God. ‘Called to follow’ equals ‘Call to love’ (even when we want to resist).

14th January 2024  (Year B – Epiphany 2)  “Called to do Great Things”
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14th January 2024 (Year B – Epiphany 2) “Called to do Great Things”

In this week John is giving us a theological construct.

Rather than telling us an actual historical event John’s aim is to make clear theologically what our response to Jesus should be. The Messianic time has begun; the reign of God is present.

The season of Epiphany is ‘God’s appearing to us’.  We are called to marvelous things!

7th January 2024  (Year B – Epiphany) “Follow that Star”
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7th January 2024 (Year B – Epiphany) “Follow that Star”

EPIPHANY – “an illuminating discovery” according to one definition.

The Magi were  gentiles, foreigners – the opposite end of society, that came to worship the newborn king.

They came to know the blessings of being part of God’s love for humanity and creation as a whole.

Jesus is the Saviour of all people not just for those in the church.