Author: Ian Trimnell

Music to end the Day, Sunday 2 May 2021

The last two Sundays of Easter focus on inspirational words from St John’s Gospel, chapter 15. If you dwell in me and my words dwell in you, ask whatever you want and you shall have it. This is how my Father is glorified: you are to bear fruit in plenty and so be my disciples. As the Father...

Evening Prayer Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Lending out books by Hal Sirowitz You’re always giving, my therapist said. You have to learn how to take. Whenever you meet a woman, the first thing you do is lend her your books. You think she’ll have to see you again in order to return them. But what happens is, she doesn’t have the time...

Evening Prayer Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Teach Your Children By Kelly Roper Teach your children to appreciate the planet. Bring home a seedling and help them plant it. Teach your children to conserve the trees. Going paperless these days is a breeze. Teach your children to respect the earth. Recycle throw-aways into something of worth. Teach your children to care for God’s...

Morning Prayer Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Everyday Is Earth Day By Kelly Roper Every day is earth day, Or at least it should be. We should take steps every day to save our planet, don’t you agree? Try walking when it’s practical, And skip driving a car. It will help cut down emissions And raise air quality by far. Reuse, renew, recycle,...

Evening Prayer Monday, 26 April 2021

The rain in the night By Heidi Williamson The past is falling on the house lightly, insistently with its own unnameable scent. I can’t tell when the first mist of it began to drift down, lifting itself gently – down. It wasn’t there, then it was all around the house, moving across the roof with a...

Morning Prayer Monday, 26 April 2021

Because By Grace Shulman Because, in a wounded universe, the tufts of grass still glisten, the first daffodil shoots up through ice-melt, and a red-tailed hawk perches on a cathedral spire; and because children toss a fire-red ball in the yard where a schoolhouse façade was scarred by vandals, and joggers still circle a dry reservoir;...

Music to End the Day, Sunday 25 April 2021

Hello, everyone. The fourth Sunday of Easter is often known as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’, so all our music in today’s sequence is related to this theme. We begin with an arrangement for piano solo of Bach’s ‘Sheep may safely graze’. In its original form this is a soprano aria from the composer’s 1713 ‘Hunting Cantata’ (Was...