Category Archives: Eyton

The Messenger

I’m going to start with a confession this morning. I was rather distracted from thinking about what I was going to say this morning by Youtube videos. In my defence, it all began in a good place – I was doing some research into what the process of refining silver would have looked like in […]

The One and Only

“I am the one and only” sang Chesney Hawkes in 1991, to great chart success. Sadly for him, it was, pretty much, his one and only hit. According to Collins dictionary, the phrase “The one and only can be used in front of the name of an actor, singer, or other famous person when they […]

Relationships

So, I wonder who’s hoping I’m going to speak on, “let the little children come to me”. I have to admit, I was tempted when I first read the readings for this week. And continued to be tempted as I looked at the commentaries on the rest of the passages. And tempted some more as […]

Harvest Stories

Where has this year gone? It only seems a little while since we had our Rogation service here, as we dedicated the cleaned and conserved windows, and prayed over the land and the seed, asking for a fruitful year. I seem to remember that it was the first dry day after a period of incessant […]

Overflow

I wonder, does anybody here have a horse? Not very many. What about a ship, does anyone have a ship? No. What about a car, anybody here in a household with a car? Right, so let’s update James’ example a bit. What is the modern equivalent of the bit for a horse or the rudder […]

The Time is Now

This summer in our series of evening services here at St Catherine’s we are going to be looking at some of the parables of Jesus. Now, they are not necessarily ones that are well known, but they are ones which illustrate overarching themes in the message of Jesus – the day of salvation is here, […]

As we have heard

The Psalm we heard this morning begins with a call to praise God. The place where God dwells is declared to have taken on God’s character – Holy – beautiful – elevated. Zion is these things because God abides there in the temple. It is God’s presence that suffuses the mountain and the city with […]

Grateful Trust

Wouldn’t be great if we could control the weather. I mean, I don’t wish to cast doubt on God’s wisdom, but sometimes I think that I could organise things much better if I were in charge. And I’m not just talking about the tropical storms that have brought such chaos to various countries over the […]

Abandoned

Abandoned. It’s a funny word, isn’t it. It’s one of those words with a range of meanings, all with the same root, but some meanings are very negative and some are really positive. To be abandoned is one of the worst and most lonely experiences that a person can go through. To abandon yourself to […]

Trust. Adopt. Care.

Does anybody know what the name of Moses’ Mum was? Jochabed. I’d like to take a few minutes to pay tribute to Moses’ Mum. We know lots of stories about Moses, and the great things that he did. The way God chose him to lead the people of God out of captivity in Egypt and […]