Break the Bread of Life

EASTER III 2018   In the Collect or collective prayer used for the third Sunday of Easter, (CPWI, BCP, p.169) we recalled Jesus breaking bread with his disciples. This was one way Jesus chose to make known his resurrected presence to them. By breaking bread Jesus signals that the resurrection …

Good Friday

Let us provoke one another to love and good works_ (Hebrews 10:24)   Those words from today’s New Testament reading refuse to let go.  In the context of Good Friday with the Gospel reading from John 18:1-19:4, pulling back the curtain of time as it were, giving us a peek …

“Grace” Notes (Advent Love)

LOVE: (Read Deut. 10:17-19a/John 13:34,35). We’ve arrived at the final stop on this Advent journey, where we’ve explored the many layered characteristics of (Hope, Peace & Joy) a life rooted in Jesus+. Today’s focus is Love, a word which, in the English, conveys varying shades of meaning, depending on its …

The Mystery of our Humanity

From the Desk of The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory Bishop of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands   The approach of Christmas is unmistakable, if we just observe the environment around us. The days get shorter, the sorrel begins to ripen, the gungo peas begin to mature, and the poinsettias begin …

“Grace” Notes (Advent – Joy)

JOY: (Read Is. 65:18 & Phil. 4:4-6). We’re at the halfway point in our Advent journey of preparation. On this day, we’re asked rather pertinently, “what is the sign of your trust in God?” Following a week of multi-layered problems, experienced in every corridor of the world, not least in …

“Grace” Notes (Advent – Peace)

PEACE (Read Isaiah 9:6,7 & John 14:27). This is an often used, largely misunderstood word. From a Biblical perspective, it is more than absence of war. So many images are packed in the Hebrew Shalom, it is difficult to convey full meaning, apart from metaphor. Isaiah’s vision found fulfillment in …

“Grace” Notes (Advent)

HOPE: (Read Isaiah 9:2; Eph. 2:12,13 cf. 1Peter1:3-5). On this first Sunday of Advent, one of three purple candles on the Advent wreath, is lit as a symbol of hope. Some years ago, I encountered words that have stayed with me…”Hope is Faith standing on tiptoe” – go figure! The …

Children’s Sunday – May 1, 2016

Every year during the month of May, which is observed as Child’s Month, we, as a church family, celebrate Children’s Sunday. On this day, we rededicate you to God, celebrate you as God’s precious gifts to us and invite you to use your talents in worshipping God. You and all …