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by Joe Parrish
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack
Replies: 8
Views: 51

Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack

Guess no one here enjoyed 'Pinky Lee'. It was 'in color' if we put this special plastic on our B/W telly screens. Joy is almost always contagious.
by Joe Parrish
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: PCC Membership
Replies: 37
Views: 14612

PCC Membership

"This is about individuals making a commitment to their parish, once they have chosen to become a regular communicant. "Off course, if you are unable or unwilling to make such a commitment there is no reason why you should not continue to attend worship, but refrain from taking communion until you f...
by Joe Parrish
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Temptation
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Temptation

In both Matthew and Luke, Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit “to be tempted by the devil”. ... It is only two chapters later in Matthew when Jesus urges his followers to pray that they avoid the same situation, praying to God that he not lead them into temptation as Jesus was led.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

“The best at the last”, a reflection for 2 Epiphany (C) for January 20, 2019, based on John 2:1-11, is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

Jesus knows what will make us joy-filled. Only ask, and the miracle may be yours.
by Joe Parrish
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Finding a New Parish Priest
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Finding a New Parish Priest

Sounds like he saw better opportunities, since he did not apply. It always takes the approval of a bishop and archdeacon here as well. There needs to be order, but that does not always benefit the parish. Same here; however, savvy bishops are on top of the situation and will have an interim in mind,...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

“Why we are baptized”, a reflection for 1 Epiphany (C) for January 13, 2019, based on Luke 3:17-19, 21-22, the first one at http://www.sjnj.com John the Baptist tells it like he thought it was; God is a refining fire. But we also know God is a loving God. Yet the loving God sometimes uses a bit of i...
by Joe Parrish
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Finding a New Parish Priest
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Finding a New Parish Priest

Hi Ernie,
The question that occurs to me is why didn't the parish offer the Curate the interim position?
That would be more of the tradition in the US for parishes with Curates.
It seems to work rather well, but as I noted, most cannot afford a Curate.
by Joe Parrish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Finding a New Parish Priest
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Finding a New Parish Priest

A more 'ancient' method was always to have a curate ready at hand and trained, but most churches cannot afford one nowadays. The more 'modern' method is to have at least a 12-18 month trained interim in place immediately to help the parish work through its needs and reorient itself to a new face and...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

“We several wise people”, a reflection for Epiphany (C) for January 6, 2019, based on Matthew 2:1-12, the first one at http://sjnj.com

Epiphany is a sign of God’s presence with us today and forever.
by Joe Parrish
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Happy 2019

by Joe Parrish
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Hello again

Hi all I was a member here some years ago, but haven't been active for a long time. I couldn't work out how to log in, so I have started a new account. I used to be active in church, most recently with singing in the worship band - but I have not attended church for a couple of years either. There ...
by Joe Parrish
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Follow the Star
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Follow the Star

Follow The Star Follow The Star invites you to travel in the footsteps of the Wise Men this Christmas to meet Jesus. The app contains 14 daily reflections, one for each day from Christmas Eve throughout the 12 days of Christmas, ending with the Epiphany. Together, they form a journey through Jesus’ ...
by Joe Parrish
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Hello again

Hi Glo.
So glad you are back, yet feeling so...
Didn't realize Brexit broke off the church, leaving you in the lurch.
Faith is a state of mind, so just be kind.
One day we will better understand, as God helps us search and find.
by Joe Parrish
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Follow the Star
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Follow the Star

#FollowTheStar daily reflections from the Church of England - 26 December Day three - Boxing Day Invitation Read: Luke 2.8-18 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord ...
by Joe Parrish
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Christmas
Topic: Advent Carol - Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Advent Carol - Light the candle, Jesus is coming.

Maruševec - Croatia
Beautiful, and amazing.

Many thanks, Pam.
by Joe Parrish
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Follow the Star
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Follow the Star

Yes, I am following the booklet which started yesterday. Good to reflect during a busy time for Clergy and Laity alike. Four services down, just one Main service today, and I will be leading a Communion by Extension Service (BCP) on Thursday, for the Feast of John, Apostle and Evangelist. Than I ca...
by Joe Parrish
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

"Go tell it on the mountain”, a reflection for Christmas Eve (C) for December 24, 2018, based on Luke 2:1-20, the first one at http://www.sjnj.com Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a lowly shepherd’s hut in Bethlehem. Angels announced this birth to shepherds. They came and told the Holy Family wh...
by Joe Parrish
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Advent 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Advent 2018

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu (Lynne Cameron-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Dr John Sentamu Friday December 21st 2018 https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/christmas-message-archbishop-york/ The i newsletter News for free thinkers You may not have heard of Lou Xiaoying. One of the poorest of Chinese...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Help

Emle wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:15 pm
:votive1: :votive1:
Giving thanks and praise
:praying: Amen :praying:
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

"Golly”, a reflection for 4 Advent (C) for December 23, 2018, based on Luke 1:39-45, is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com God chose young Mary, a young unknown virgin in an insignificant town in an inconsequential country, to be the one to birth the One who reigns on high; whose throne is above a...
by Joe Parrish
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Follow the Star
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Follow the Star

Many thanks, Joyce.
On the daily posts I am getting from the CoE I have found some already.
by Joe Parrish
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

"Making a list and checking it twice” a reflection for 3 Advent (C) for December 16, 2018, based on Luke 3:7-18, is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com John the Baptist’s message of repentance calls to practical measures, good deeds, loving kindness. As Christians can we not excel in doing such dee...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Follow the Star
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Follow the Star

Tried several times to sign up for the daily version, to no avail. I only get the CoE summary of issues. Alas.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 245
Views: 140277

Joe's blog

"Are we really in a Holy Season?” a reflection for 2 Advent (C) for December 9, 2018, based on Luke 3:1-6, the first one at http://www.sjnj.com What we say and what we do do not always agree, if ever, but the divergence between the Christian way and the way of Christians seems sometimes far apart. O...