Monthly Archives: December 2009

Blessed by strangers

Last year, I tacked a communion onto the end of the non eucharistic Christmas Day family service.  It was really for my benefit, that year I wasn’t on the rota to do a midnight mass, I had a shocking cold … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Am in that strange lull between crib services and midnight mass.  Exhaustion has unusually not set in yet but there is still time so I’m resisting the temptation to fiddle with tonight and tomorrows sermons.  They will have to do! … Continue reading

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Christmas tree festival

Opened the Christmas tree festival with a carol service/Christingle/Blessing of the crib as the next service at St A’s won’t be until midnight on Christmas Eve. It was interesting to try and merge three services into one and I was … Continue reading

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Proud Mum again

Don’t know where he gets it from! It seems mathmagic has done well in the British Maths Olympiad and is off to Hungary on a maths jolly. Probably the best birthday/Christmas present he will get.  I have a very smilely … Continue reading

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Thanking God today for…….

Time to pray with vicar in the busiest week ever! RAC man who fixed flat tyre (second one in last 3 months grrrr) a chance to slow down because of the two hour wait a surprising lack of frustration and … Continue reading

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Prayer consequences

If I had asked each member of the congregation on Sunday to write a prayer or Advent cry during the family service and then to read it out I am sure I would have had mutiny on my hands or … Continue reading

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Advent cries

Thought we would have a go at writing some Advent cries at the family service tomorrow.  There are some excellent examples in Ruth Burgess’s book, ‘Hear my cry’ The reading tomorrow is from Luke 3. The people asked John, ‘What … Continue reading

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