St. Nicholas Writer’s Group

June 10, 2015 by  
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St. Nicholas Writes,
our resident writing group, has a change of date because of the joint service with Christian Valley on the 28th.
We will meet on Sunday, June 21, from 9:45-10:45 in the new wing classrooms. Everyone is welcome, visitors and guests. We will be  looking at lyric and dramatic poetry and their different ways of creating meaning for the last session before summer break. Copies of the email sent to members   describing upcoming events will be available at  the meeting.
For questions or further information, please call Dianne Armstrong at 706-221-9020, or message
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Lenten Series Meditations: Holy Saturday, April 4

April 4, 2015 by  
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A-Future-of-Hope-Mary-Magdalene-at-TombMeditation for Holy Saturday
By Father Jeff Jackson

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.” Matthew 27:57-61 Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Good Friday, April 3

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John Donne (1572-1631)

Submitted by: Mallon Faircloth

My Donne library is terribly incomplete. I have only a few of the Holy Sonnets. I can suggest what is commonly called A Hymn by Donne which I think is most appropriate to the Lenten season. I believe it is more of a confession of sins and a prayer for forgiveness – sins from original sin to the multitude of those personally perpetrated. The poem has a very nice twist at the end. Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Maundy Thursday, April 2

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JeThe Levite Seeks Revengesus says to His disciples: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

The Failure of Hospitality in Judges 19

Judges 19:1-10 ~ The Levite of Ephraim and his Concubine
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, there was a man, a Levite, whose home was deep in the highlands of Ephraim. He took as concubine a woman from Bethlehem in Judah and they set off on their journey home. Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Wednesday, April 1

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cross-lent-purple-drape-5LENT By Barbara Morgan

Lent: Forty days to follow Jesus’ example by resisting sin.
Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return. (Genesis 3:19)
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity. I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after the wind. (Ecclesiastes 1:4) Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Tuesday, March 31

March 31, 2015 by  
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Celtic Prayers

 

Psalm 84: 3,5 Genesis 28 11, 12 John 4: 34-36

He Is My King

He is my King;
in my heart He’s hid.
He is my joy all joys amid.
I am a drop in His ocean lost Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Monday, March 30

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10257245_10152077768563807_8550682742123041503_oSalvation by Anne Simpson

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
As I think about the height and breadth of God’s love for us who sent his only Son to die on a cruel cross for our sins, I am profoundly grateful as I know in my heart I could not satisfy the laws in the Old Testament. God in his wisdom knew that and made his Son a Living Sacrifice for my sins.
I believe “The Roman Road” clearly defines the way to Salvation through Christ our Saviour. I call this the “roadmap” that anyone can use to witness to an individual or a group of people. Sometimes words fail us when we want to share the “Good News” of Salvation but the Word of God never fails. Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Palm Sunday, March 29

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palm-sundayA Meditation for Palm Sunday by Chris Butzon

The palms of Palm Sunday are said to symbolize the fronds and cloaks lain on the ground before Jesus and his followers as they entered Jerusalem at the beginning of the final week before the crucifixion and resurrection. This padding of the way was by tradition done in tribute for the arrival of the king, the honored one. John chapter 12 verses 12 – 15 says that Jesus rode into townon a donkey, another sign of the perception of his honored position. Jesus was greeted with excitement. These descriptive circumstances show the perceptions of the people of Jerusalem that their king had come to rule over them and protect them. Jesus’s perceptions are quite at odds with the thoughts of the people. He knew He was facing imminent ridicule, betrayal, torture, and death. He anticipated the upcoming events with great anxiety. Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Saturday, March 28

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Pyrus-Manchurian-Pear-leaves2Lent is the season of contemplation – a time to think, to notice

by John Winsness

This fall, while walking by my old pear tree I noticed something – the leaves in the pear tree had fallen and, much to my surprise all the leaves had fallen with their face down. I bent down and turned each leaf over – all the leaves from the same tree were painted differently on the downward facing side.

Is there a message? Read more

Lenten Series Meditations: Friday, March 27

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matt-6-6-spend-time-in-secretSilent Lenten Prayer by Bob Hamilton

A very ancient practice during Lent and of many saints throughout the ages emphasizes additional time and effort given over to prayer, especially quiet prayer of the heart. A silent heart open to the spirit renders us particularly ready to receive what God has to offer and to accept what is given to us in God’s word. We must become poor in Spirit and silent in prayer in waiting for the Word because the Word is waiting for us. Read more

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