Author: Ian Trimnell

Service of the Word, Sunday 28 February 2021

This Service is conducted by Zoom. Full details on how to access the Zoom Service can be found here. A recording of the service is now available: Led by: Revd Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga Preacher: Revd George Mwaura Introit – Harpsichord prelude in C, J.S.Bach  Welcome Prayer of the Week God who calls us on our journey, as...

Prayer of the Week 28 February 2021

God who calls us on our journey, as we remember Jesus’ time in the wilderness,
help us to cast aside those things that get in the way of hearing your word.
Help us to seek you in the places of bounteous beauty and of barren bleakness.
Help us to seek you in the faces of friends and in the smiles of strangers.
Help our devotion to be made real in the actions of our lives.
When we have looked deep into our own hearts and struggled with who we are,
send angels to minister to us and draw us out from our own wilderness
to fulfil our calling to serve you.
In Christ’s name.
Amen

Evening Prayer Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Beloved is Where We Begin By Jan Richardson If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave without hearing who you are: Beloved, named by the One who has traveled this path before you. Do not go without letting it echo in your ears, and if you find it...

Evening Prayer Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Derailleur of the Heart By Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer Because our conversation feels like riding a bike uphill, I think of gears. I think of how easy it is to shift lower, how a simple flick of the thumb makes the impossible possible. Where are the gears for love? There must be better ways to use our...

Morning Prayer Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Walking Past the Mud Puddle By Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer  Today I feel too clean to play, but oh there was that day when you and I walked past the mud puddle, all slick and ooze, a miresome mess, and we reached our fingers into the sludge and smeared the muck onto each other’s faces— thick mud,...

Evening Prayer Monday, 22 February 2021

Cast All Your Votes For Dancing By Hafiz  I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that can ruin your life Still send their invitations. But you are with the Friend now And look so much stronger. You can stay that way And even bloom! Keep squeezing drops of the...

Morning Prayer Monday, 22 February 2021

A Work for Poets by George Mackay Brown  To have carved on the days of our vanity A sun A ship A star A cornstalk Also a few marks From an ancient forgotten time A child may read That not far from the stone A well Might open for way farers Here is a work for...