Sunday 24th May 2020

A service of Morning Prayer in the Celtic tradition led by Rev Roger Mills with a talk by Rev Alyson Lamb. The service is available online from 10.00am on Sunday  24th May.

To link to the service on YouTube click HERE

To participate in the service it will be helpful to have to hand:
– the Service Sheet HERE – so that we can join together in words and prayers
– a Bible, marking Psalm 139 so we can say it together with Roger. The psalms were originally intended to be sung or recited by the people of God together. During their long years of exile, they must have treasured these ancient songs of praise, prayer and lamentation. Reading their words together, even though we are apart physically, can bring us closer in spiritual communion.  Roger will read in the NRSV version, which you can find HERE  
– please also read Mark 6: 1-6 as preparation for Alyson’s talk
– and if you wish,  a candle for lighting at the start of the service.

Today’s talk is the fourth in our teaching series: Jesus Scandals.
Scandal followed Jesus everywhere he went.  His teaching, his miracles, his unconditional love for all people – everything he did and said subverted and threatened the social and religious establishment of his day.  Looking at key episodes of Christ’s ministry according to St Mark, we will discover how the scandalous Jesus challenged the norm, and still does, and why he is good news for our world today.

For the special Reading Plan forMark’s Gospel click HERE