Posts Tagged: alternative worship

The One and the Many

On a beautiful, warm sunny morning we sat in the park and shared a Richard Rohr meditation: Perennial Tradition Richard Rohr You can call it the collective unconscious; you can call it the One Spirit of God—the question is, why are so many people from different cultures, countries, ethnicities, educations, and religions saying very similar… Read more »

living peacefully on earth

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Living Peacefully on Earth To live non-violently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them. My friend and nonviolent activist John Dear recently published… Read more »

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Yesterday our opening worship in the park began with a welcome: welcome to what you cannot see to what you cannot control to what you cannot ignore to what you cannot hide from welcome the welcome is universal the entrance is free the invitation is open the hand is extended the time is now….. welcome… Read more »

Fairtrade, Beatitudes and Sanctuary!

We met together in the bandstand on a grey, wet Sunday morning, and began our worship with the following: God of the Universe, You made the heavens and the earth, So we do not call our home merely “planet earth.” We call it your Creation, a Divine Mystery, a Gift from Your Most Blessed Hand…. Read more »

The Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard.

At our Wednesday evening meeting we continued to look at the parables featured  in Amy-Jill Levine’s “Short Stories by Jesus”. In the parable, a landowner searching for workers for his vineyard continues to hire labourers throughout the day, and in the end, he pays all of the workers “whatever is right,” which results in every… Read more »

The Parable of the Talents

On Wednesday, 19th October we met at Holly House to discuss various interpretations of the parable of the talents, with help from Amy-Jill Levine’s book: Short Stories by Jesus – the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi. She writes: “Parables are Jesus’s way of teaching…………they continue to provoke, challenge, and inspire.”  “Jesus’s God is a generous… Read more »

The Shipping Forecast

We began our worship by reading some verses from Psalm 65:5-9 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Saviour, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,  who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,  who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring… Read more »