2011 Archive

Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends,   The other morning, whilst eating my breakfast, I was watching the morning news on the BBC. The two presenters were interviewing an actor, who was advertising the latest edition of a book called ‘Dear Me’. In the book, celebrities had been invited to write a letter to their 16 yr old selves […]

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November December Newsletter

GOD’S CARE How brief is our span of life compared with the time since you created the universe. How tiny we are compared with the enormity of your universe. …yet during every minute and every second of our lives you are present, within and around us. You give your whole and undivided attention to each […]

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Lectionary Readings for November & December 2011

November All Saints (November 1) Isaiah  51: 1 – 6; Psalm 131; Hebrews 11: 32 – 12: 2; St Matthew 5: 1 – 126th        Joshua 24: 1 – 3a, 14 – 25; Psalm 78: 1 – 7 or Amos 5: 18 – 24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18; St Matthew 25: 1 – […]

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Musings from the Manse

  Dear Friends, August is usually a quiet month – not many meetings – schools out for the summer, folks away on holiday. So when I received an email from Mohammed Ali Amla, asking me to circulate an upcoming event called ‘Experiencing Ramadan’, I was both intrigued and inspired. Ali had recently organised a series […]

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Lectionary readings for September & October 2011

Lectionary Readings September & October 2011   September 4th         Exodus 12: 1 – 14; Psalm 149 or Ezekiel 33: 7 – 11; Psalm 119: 33 – 40; Romans 13: 8 – 14; St Matthew 18: 15 – 20 11th       Exodus 14: 19 – 31; Psalm 114 or Exodus 15: 1b – 11, 20 – 21 […]

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September /October 2011 newsletter

TALKING REFORM – STILL TIME HELP? In the July-August Newsletter we included an appeal for volunteers help the teams that produce recordings of the URC Reform magazine each month for blind and partially-sighted people. The recordings are made at Galloway’s Society for the Blind, Penwortham, on the second Monday of each month starting at 12 […]

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What's On September & October 2011

September Fri 2nd 7:00pm Hymn Practice Sat 3rd CTFB Pilgrimage to Stonyhurst & Skipton Sun 4th 10:30am Morning Worship Mr Mac Dunsmore Wed 7th 7:30pm Elders Thu 8th 7:30pm Church Fellowship Fri 9th 7:00pm Hymn Practice Sun 11th 10:30am6:30pm Holy CommunionEvening Worship Rev Helen Higgin-BothamRev Peter Sheasby Mon 12th 7:30pm Craft Group Fri 16th 7:00pm […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, I am writing this after spending four days up at the URC’s ‘Home in the Lakes’, the Windermere Centre. Being June, it’s been Minister’s Summer School – which is not, as some have commented, a ‘jolly’, but rather an intensive time of discernment and learning for URC Ministers and CRCW’s (Church Related Community […]

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July / August Newsletter

KING JAMES BIBLE   Most readers will, by now, be fully aware that 2011 is the 400th Anniversary of the first authorised translation of the Bible into English. I suspect that most of the family Bibles we still have will be copies of this edition – the King James Bible. King James 1 of England […]

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