Jesus in a Dressing Gown | 22nd March

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Jesus in a Dressing Gown

The Sunday Sessions

Welcome to our new Sunday Session format. We have been bouncing ideas back and forward over the last week but decided that a format that included familiar faces, videos that could be watched when suitable, and a way for them to be delivered no matter what restrictions will be put in place in the future would be the best way to keep people connected. 
Grab a coffee, get comfy, and embrace the new way to do church!
The Dixy Chicks lead worship for us this Sunday. Click here to watch and sing along
Session one with Joff Phipps

Brther Richard, of the Capuchin Franciscans  
Lockdown

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death....
But...


They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other 
across the empty squares, 
keeping their windows open 
so that those who are alone 
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know 
is busy spreading fliers with her number 
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples 
are preparing to welcome 
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality


To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.

So we pray and we remember that...
Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
 Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able 
to touch across the empty square,
Sing.
Psalm 30.5
                   'Tears may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning'

Each week the preacher is going to recommend a podcast for you to listen to during the week. 
This week we are sharing with you the ask N.T. Wright anything podcast. 
https://askntwrightanything.podbean.com/
N.T. Wright is one of the worlds leading New Testament scholars as well as the lead researcher at Wycliff College, part of Oxford University. This podcast gives great insight into huge questions relating to Christian faith and theology. 
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