Sunday 19th of November
This forest church meetup will be at the Crichton as usual outside the chapel main door at 2pm.
We meet in Jesus name, and share his peace. Whether you consider yourself a close friend, or are just curious, all are welcome.
Take a moment to look around. Be mindful of where you are and when you are. What do you sense in this moment as it connects to all moments, past, present, and future?
Reading from the collection of books.
The SEC lectionary reading is Matthew 25: 14 to 30. The story is called the parable of the talents, or the bags of Gold.
Reading from Creation.
The reading from creation will be autumnal, wintery even. Please dress for the weather and we will walk or sit as suits the day and those who gather.
What does what you sense physically help you know about what you can sense spiritually? What does the nature of creation tell you about the artist creator?
We are in Winter, what has been gathered in that we can treasure, use – what do we need to let go of?
What do you observe that reveals the relationships between humans and landscape, what warnings or encouragement does this inspire for you personally?
Time for Reflection
We will gather to discuss what we have sensed.
Jesus you are the light of the world,
A light that no darkness can quench.
Upon your church
Wrestling with the darkness of evil,
battling against doubt,
let your light shine.
Upon the worlds governments
facing gloom and despair
battling against disaster
let your light shine
Upon those who live in the shadows
caught up in sorrow and strife,
struggling against oblivion
let your light shineDavid Adam “The Open Gate” Triangle 1994
We beg you, Lord, to help and defend us.
Deliver the oppressed.
Pity the insignificant,
Raise the Fallen,
show yourself to the needy,
Heal the sick,
Bring back those of your people who have gone astray,
Feed the hungry,
Lift up the weak,
Take off the prisoners’ chains.
May every nation come to know that you are God alone,
That Jesus is your son, that we are your people, the sheep of your pasture.St Clement of Rome
Go in Peace, to Love and co-create with God