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Midweek Evening Prayer in the season of Rogation

As we prepare to plant our crops and gardens, we thank and praise Creator God for the blessings of abundance that we hope to receive, in a service of mainly Celtic style prayers. Photo: Cristina Anne Costello,


Understanding John’s Gospel Chapter 21

Scripture: John 21: 15-23 Nigel Bunce Today’s homily is about understanding John’s Gospel Chapter21. I think of John’s Gospel Chapter 21 as a post-script to the rest of the book.  I don’t think that I have ever preached on today’s passage before. It follows the “Barbecue on the beach” that Jan preached on two weeks […]


Biblical and modern prophets

Scripture: John 10: 11-18; Earth Day Nigel Bunce Both Biblical and modern prophets warn of impending disasters unless society changes its ways.  Today, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday as well as Earth Day.  Scientific prophets warn of climate disaster unless society takes action soon.  Are we ready to listen? John’s picture of the Scriptural shepherd […]


Earth Day Evening Prayer

  A Creation-oriented service of Evening Prayer to celebrate Earth Day Photo: Andy Roby,


Fishing in the subconscious

Scripture   John 21: 1-14      Jan Savory After the resurrection, some of the disciples went fishing.  Were they also fishing in their subconscious minds to find meaning for the changes in their lives?     Deep waters – synonymous with chaos and danger In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,  the earth […]


Let’s celebrate doubt as a catalyst for faith

Scripture: John 20: 19-31 Nigel Bunce Let’s celebrate doubt. It’s not something to be ashamed of. It’s part of spiritual growing up. Today’s Gospel story “That evening, the doors being shut, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said, “Peace be unto you” [John 20: 19]. I’m still trying to unpack whether it’s an […]