Ray returns this month to continue his reflection on the Holy Spirit.
The focus this time is on the ‘Spirit of Truth’.
The hymns included are…
– Holy Spirit come confirm us
– Speak O Lord as we come to you
– I heard the voice of Jesus say
and a special version of
– Who would true valour see
John Saunders joins us this month for our reflection
The theme is ‘Lord of the Harvest’
John looks at the things that impact on harvests around the world. Harvests remind us of the never ending love God has for His creation
The hymns included are:-
– Give thanks
– For the beauty of the earth
– Praise God for the harvest
– For the fruits of all creation
– Now thank we all our God
The reflection this month is called
‘Times and Seasons’
It feels like we have gone through most of the seasons in the last few weeks!
The hymns included are :-
-Summer suns are glowing
-Fierce raged the tempest
-When music gilds the sky
-Lord of all hopefulness
-Our life had its seasons
We hope you enjoy the reflection from Ray and the music from our singers and musicians.
This month the reflection is all about the Fruit of the Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit are
Love, Joy, Peace,
Patience, Kindness, Goodness,
Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control.
The hymns included are
– Love to the world
– Spirit of God unseen as the wind
– Christ is our peace
– Like the murmur of the dove’s song
– The love of God comes close
Gary Gotham joins us this month – the theme is
Pentecost – Hope and Trust
Here is a collection of five hymns themed around Pentecost.
Let’s acknowledge the Spirit of God present and active.
Untamed and wild.
Energetic and free.
God is beyond words, beyond majesty, but is experienced in wisdom, power and love – continually inviting us to live in community with one another and Godself.
In our musical reflection this month we are celebrating the coronation and kingship.
The main challenge to the power of earthly sovereignty is the image of the servant king. The anointing of our new king makes a connection between royal power and the kingship of Christ. It is the acknowledgment that monarchs of this world are under the judgment of God for their actions, and that the heart of true leadership is service of others. That was stated right at the beginning of the King’s recent coronation when he said “ I come not to be served but to serve “
Our reflection for April celebrates this Easter season
and rejoices in the risen Lord. Alleluia!
A very happy Easter to you.
Many blessings to you and all that you do this week.
Our reflection this month is called ‘Thinking through Lent’.
Rev Ray Adams asks “…if we shall use this season of Lent to put ourselves in a place where our sense of God deepens and God’s purpose for us comes into clearer focus?”
We were busy preparing another reflection when the news came in about the earthquake in Syria and Turkey. We quickly changed our plans so that we could all focus our prayers together to where they were needed most.
Holy God you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround us now with your grace and peace. By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue and rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer. Amen
A new year gives us the opportunity for new beginnings,
a fresh look at our lives and the expectation of new insight
into our journey with God.
May 2023 be filled with many blessings
In the busyness of preparing for Christmas, take some time to reflect and be still with our Mid Week Musical Reflection for Advent.
We pray you are staying warm, safe and healthy.
For those of you who are ill we pray for a speedy recovery.
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We have chosen the title “More to remember” for this November sequence of hymns, because each year there is some new international conflict to include in our thoughts and prayers on Remembrance Sunday. We remember those who have gone before us – those who have lost their lives in war for our freedom and make a heartfelt plea for a future where peace-making will restore the earth and bring security to all its people. We remember those – whose lives have enriched ours, whose love has nourished us, and whose memory will always have a special place in our hearts and minds.
This month the reflection follows the United Reform Church as they celebrate 50 years. It include winners from their recent hymn competition. You will recognize the tune of the first hymn with new words! The URC has always had ecumenism at its heart and has united with churches of other traditions at a local level, with many joint URC / Methodist churches. You will find out more in the reflection….