Sunday 17 May 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter Readings (Comments on the readings in the attached Newsletter)
- Acts 17:22-31
- Ps 66:7-19
- 1 Peter 3:8-22
- John 14:15-21
- TIS 747 The Lord is my light
- TIS 754 You are holy
- TIS 703 As the deer pants
- TIS 739 Nothing can trouble
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting, Sunday 17 May.
Dear friends, I will be doing a weekly zoom service on Sundays at 9.30am until further notice, and the link (which includes the password) seems to be always the same:
We will gather from 9.15 onwards.
Bring candles for candle lighting and food and drink for the “agape meal” if you wish.
Altar to an Unknown God
Perhaps an altar to an unknown god
would not be solid slabs of stone or wood
that brute force wrestled from the gaping sod
and carved with symbols little understood.
Perhaps some legs of driftwood, bare and white,
would hold a sheath of woven bark and grass,
or panel rescued from a ruined site,
with stubs of candles in discarded glass.
There one like Paul might find the linking word
to reach these devotees of all things new,
show them their truth, disguised in the absurd;
in the unknown, reveal what’s always true:
Creator who transcends each human shrine,
the Human One whose life is shared like wine.
Barbara Messner May 2017 (altered 2020)
This Newsletter is to temporarily replace the weekly Pewsheet,
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PARISH DIRECTORYThe ABC Parish Newsletter 150520