Thursday Reflections

Thursday Reflection

Good morning Thursday friends. Below is our passage for reflection today should we have been able to meet for our service. I include a question to ponder withe the help of Seiger Koder’s image of Jesus and Simon of Cyrene!

John 15:9-17
Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends …


Rev’d Doug Heming
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Thursday Reflections

Service to others!

The passage for reflection in the Church today is John 13 v 16-20. It is about the virtue of service to others.
The image below is our regular artist in residence on a Thursday morning, Sieger Koder, depicting the moment of Jesus washing the disciples feet. Following that is a link to a reflection which includes the image and which I found quite moving.
God Bless Thursday Friends x
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Thursday Reflections

Bread of Life

It is perhaps fitting that the Lectionary reading for this Thursday (30th April 2020) is about bread. Bread has become a big feature of lockdown The Spanish government recently reported that flour sales have quadrupled. In the UK, flour producers have doubled production, but are still struggling to meet the demand. In France, flour sales are up by an estimated 140%. What is going on here? Is it more than simply a breakdown in supply chain. And if there is a more significant place for bread in society what does it mean that Jesus is the Bread of Life for the believer? Continue reading “Bread of Life”

Thursday Reflections

Studies on Lament

During Lent we had intended to host a 6 week course on what the Bible tells us about the importance of Lament in church. This message is as important as ever now so here is the first of the sessions which we did indeed host … the others will follow in the next few weeks concluding in Holy Week. Let us not forget where we are in our spiritual journey this season and prepare for the Easter celebration as we need it’s message of light and freedom more now than ever.

Week 1 : The lost tradition of Lament!

Week 1