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Every Sunday, across the world, Christians share an agreed three year cycle of Bible Readings in Sunday worship, this is called the Common Lectionary. We offer materials including prayers bible study and worship resources for each one of these Sunday's via our Lectionary Bible Notes Section.

ChaliceTrinity 12 - Ordinary 20 - August 19 2018

The lectionary readings over the past few weeks have spoken a lot about bread. Jesus has made the bread multiply so that he has fed thousands with a few small loaves. Then he has told people that they must eat of the living bread. The message doesn't seem to get through to some people who just follow Jesus around so that they can get free loaves.Perhaps to make the point most forcibly, Jesus is at his most dramatic and offensive this week when he tell the crowd that they must eat his body and drink his blood.

Eating human flesh and drinking blood was as obnoxious then as it is now and some of the people who heard Jesus were clearly upset. However Jesus wants to make the point that it is no good just following him around for fringe benefits. Those who are serious will consume and be consumed by God. There are no half measures and Jesus will literally give of his own flesh and blood by his death on a cross. Those who follow Jesus today draw closer to him as they take the bread and wine of communion, powerful gifts of Jesus of his body and blood which was given for them.

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August 26
September 2
September 9
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Ordinary 20
Trinity 12
Proper 15

Ordinary 21
Trinity 13
Proper 16

 

the cross is the way

 

Each morning and each evening
let the peace of the Father, be ours.
Each day and each night
let the peace of the Son be ours.
Each dawn and each dusk
let the peace of the Spirit be ours.
Let the blessing of the three in one be ours;
both now and for ever. Amen.
Carmina Gadelica