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Month: June 2011

Week starting July 3

scripture readings textweek resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for July 3 and the week following (NZPB) • collect/opening prayer reflection for July 3 and the week following (Common Worship CofE) You can share any comments as well as any resources, ideas, sermon-starters, children’s activities, hymns, prayers, etc. in the comments section below. BCP USA (TEC):

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iReligion

Our local newspaper, usually not interested in religion, last week printed an article by Aleks Krotoski about the effect of the internet on religion. This included (with my emphasis): Online, contrary to Nietzsche’s allegation, God is most certainly not dead. The web is littered with sacred spaces and, if anything, He (or She or It)

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belief

Short version: Coincidentally, in my last couple of sermons, I have been including reflections about “belief”. Please, pretty please (with a cherry on top!) do not use “belief” to mean merely “I accept this to be correct”. Do not use “belief” as in “I believe that the planet Pluto exists” – say: “I accept that

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Corpus Christi

Today is the feast of Corpus Christi. Some Sundayise this feast day. textweek resources From the New Zealand Prayer Book page 541: Praise and glory to you creator Spirit of God; you make our bread Christ’s body to heal and reconcile and to make us the body of Christ. You make our wine Christ’s living

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Jesus Mafa - Jesus welcomes the children

Week starting June 26

scripture readings textweek resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for June 26 and the week following In NZ, as well as the normal RCL readings, Anglicans have the option of celebrating “Te Pouhere Sunday” celebrating our life as a Three Tikanga Church. This has its own set of readings, etc. Generally, our liturgical celebrations share in

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