Serve the congregation as the body of Christ ... In mass, sometimes the minister (the "presbyter") is the focal point of communion. He - or in some denominations or regions, she - "presides", and serves communion for the congregation. And sometimes, "high churches" elevate the minister as the focal point; through such as architecture, silver and … Continue reading Do this in remembrance of me. The practice of communion.
It has been a quiet couple of weeks in NYC. I head to Leeds on Monday 12th. It's about 6.5 hours from NYC to London, and then I will bus up to Leeds. I have found a church in Leeds that seems to be a good fit. I am keen to be drumming, and contributing … Continue reading Next steps
Holy Spirit a warm presence; an ache, for expression Find expression. Life that which we desire; an ache, to be heard, and to be done Find expression. Be spoken - Love that which we need; a warmth, to be welcomed Find your way Confidence that which builds; please Find a way Worth … Continue reading A gentle Spirit
... "from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me." Paslm 17:8 I asked for a Bible verse to write on this evening. This was it. It begs the first half: Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, God knows. About those who … Continue reading God’s protection
Priorities, are something I think about a lot. When I sit down and think. Distractions aside. ... If you can sort out what matters, then surely you can "achieve it." If not with the advantages of a "modern" life, then with wisdom and discipline; and then if not these, with God. ... But, and there … Continue reading The way of achievement
It's easy to become engrossed in mission and work. Greater though, is love. St Paul wrote, "If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and … Continue reading Love, and work
... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative. In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, … Continue reading The time to honor