Posts Tagged: alternative worship

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 »

Fairtrade Fortnight and Food Security

The theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is “Sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers.” “BEFORE YOU FINISH EATING BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING, YOU’VE DEPENDED ON MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD.” Martin Luther King. But what didn’t he say? THERE ARE TIMES OF THE YEAR WHEN MANY PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WHO GROW… Read more »

The Wonder of the Periodic Table.

On a very mild and dry Sunday morning Third Space met as usual at the Bandstand in the park in Matlock.  The topic for our worship was the Periodic Table of the Elements.   Most people I think will have a sense of wonder and awe at the scale and beauty of the Universe, and a feeling… Read more »

Last Stand at the Bandstand

This was our last Third Space of 2015and we each brought a piece of poetry, prose or thought to encouage each other. Barbara brought  christmas crackers which included the obligatory awful jokes, but also contained wonderful blessings.  Jon brought “We Dance Wild” :   We dance. We dance wild. Not a two step, structured repetition…. Read more »