Jane Williams’ reflections for 19 October are concerned entirely with the Gospel passage. This reading is the Pharisees’ intended trap for Jesus regarding payment of the census tax and his answer to them.
The questions provided are intended to help each listener to consider how their lives respond to both the state and the call of God to be active in giving “to God what belongs to God”.
(But note that the hymns and songs page utilises all the readings for the day).
Jane Williams Reflection questions/activities updated today, as well as the hymns and songs page. We’ve focused on the banquet imagery this week.
Our Local Shared Ministry Conference is nearly upon us. If you are attending we will be introducing the above resources at one of the sessions and would be pleased to hear from anyone who has been making use of them, and how that has been working (or not!).
We have a couple of people lined up for that purpose, but more comments will be welcome.
Regular updates have just been added for Sunday 28 September (Jane Williams reflections, Hymn and Song suggestions).
Bosco Peters is publishing some new collects in the traditional format, but with fresh language. You are welcome to use them in worship, or print them with acknowledgement:
Updates are available for 21 September in Jane Williams Reflections & Lectionary Hymns and Songs.
Also a plug for Cantus Mundi (Showcasing Christian music from around the world). The tags provide a wealth of material on themes you might be looking for. Everything seems to be performance videos with texts. Check it out!
Jane Williams reflections and hymn and song selection pages (top right) are updated today for September 14.
With another anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the week before, it might be appropriate to pray for all victims and perpetrators of terrorism, and for the peace of Christ to be grown in our lives and in our nations.
Our local LSMUs: Have you registered for next month’s conference yet?
Lectionary hymns and songs, and also Jane Williams Reflections pages are both updated today, current to 24 August.
Jane’s book is highly recommended for Bible studies, sermon starters etc.
Good price here: http://www.bookdepository.com/Lectionary-Reflections-Jane-Williams/9780281065790
Jane Williams has some provocative goodies for Sunday 17 August, and there’s a new suggestion for how to utilise the question format in worship.
How about creating a dramatised reading of the encounter of Jesus and the Canaanite woman? Grab the text from Oremus (Google it!).