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collect/opening prayer reflection for February 6 and week following (NZPB)
collect/opening prayer reflection for February 6 and week following (Common Worship CofE)

BCP (TEC)

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins,
and give us the liberty of that abundant life
which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Salt in Jesus’ day was used as a disinfectant and as a preservative. Salt enhanced the good and limited the bad. That seems to me to be a wonderful description of our vocation: to enhance the good and limit the bad…

The Church of England begins counting backwards to Lent: 5th Sunday before Lent. The ever-flexible Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia calls this Sunday by the CofE name, by “5th Sunday in Ordinary Time”. Last Sunday was the 4th Sunday after Epiphany – but this Sunday doesn’t seem to carry on that counting. Here it is also Waitangi Day, and the Sunday focusing on the Anglican Association of Women…

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