Saturday Reflection

Fast from facts that depress; feast on truths that uplift.   Dear All, We are moving fast through Lent – 4th Sunday this weekend & Mothering Sunday too. I looked at the Sunday readings & was particularly struck by the excerpt from Ephesians – such a wonderful picture of God.  Look at a few of…

Friday – Week 3 of LENT

Leader: God, you have called us to be a people on the move: All:    Give us the desire & energy to keep going forward. Leader: God, you have called us to be a people who travel light: All:     Help us to see what we should leave behind. Leader: God, you have called us to…

THURSDAY in WEEK 3 of LENT

Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal Truth.     Leader:      Come, let us pray joyfully to our ever-creative God – Let us greet God with thanksgiving. All:          O that today we will hear God’s voice & harden not our hearts. Leader:      Let us bow down in prayer before our God for it is our…

WEDNESDAY WEEK 3 IN LENT

Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others     Leader: God of justice, mercy & truth, we gather in your presence, aware of it in your creation, All:     Remind us of your constant love & power to change & challenge our lives. Leader: God of justice, mercy & truth, we gather in your  presence, we…

3rd TUESDAY in LENT

Fast from bitterness; Feast on forgiveness.     Leader: God of the cosmos, God of the commonplace, All:     Through your grace, we seek to do what is required of Leader: God of the mundane, God of the mystery, All:     Through your grace, we seek to do justice. Leader: God-in-the-midst, God on the margins, All:     Through…

3rd Monday in Lent

Fast from hostility; Feast on non-resistance   Leader: Round about us, here among us, All:    God of promise & love. Leader: Good & faithful, strong in mercy, All:    God of promise & love. Leader: Calling our names, bidding us welcome, All:    God of promise & love.   Let’s join in the hymn based on psalm…

3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.     Leader: Jesus says, ‘I am the Way for you’. All:        And so we come to follow Christ. Leader: Jesus says, ‘I am the Truth for you’. All:        And so we come to dwell in the light. Leader: Jesus says, ‘I am…

Saturday Reflection

Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.   Dear All, 3rd Sunday in Lent already!  I hope the good days, weather-wise, have given you more of a spring in your step.  The catkins, hedge blossoms, (white thorn mainly round here, I think), the bird-song & all the other signs of spring definitely bring hope – together…

FRIDAY WEEK 2 of LENT

Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer     Leader: Creator God, ever-present like the steady fall of waves on the shore, All:        We hear your call. Leader: Jesus, companion, as close to us as the beating of our hearts, All:        We hear your call. Leader: Holy Spirit, on…

2nd Thursday in Lent

Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.     Leader: Gathering God, our rock & shelter, All:        We are here to meet with you. Leader: Travelling God, our way & wonder, All:        We are here to meet with you. Leader: Summoning God, our joy & adventure, All:       We…