Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Spiritual and Sacred Links - Wednesday 24 June 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague:

The face of the world has turned to Charleston this week where out of tragedy of the loss of nine church members to a gunman, a remarkable Christian witness has shocked the world even more as they live out the words of Jesus: 'Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.

#1 and #2 are two sermons from Charleston, the first from the church which lost members to a gunman on 17th June; #3 Vaughan Roberts on Jesus being all you need; #4 Dr Richard Hays of Duke University on how the two Testaments inform each other #12 how The AME church in Charleston is recovering and the remarkable witness it is making worldwide.  Please pray for it. #15 the Turin Shroud continues to baffle and inspire; #16 and #17 encouraging and #19 a song for Charleston from Christian song-writer Steven Chapman and there are prayers for Father's Day.

Prayers for you for the coming week

1. Sermon at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston today - Rev. Norvel Goff [Psalm 46] [First service after reopening after losing nine members]

2. Do not be overcome by Evil, but Overcome Evil with Good - Brian McGreevy - St Philip's Charleston audio today

3. Jesus Who'll Satisfy You - Vaughan Roberts [John 4:1-42]

4. Did Moses Write About Jesus? - Dr Richard Hays - Lanier Theological Library Vimeo


5. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

6. The New Testament in a year with Rev Andrew Goddard

7. The bells of Lincoln Cathedral - BBC Radio 4

8. Sunday Worship from Wellington College in Berkshire commemorating Waterloo - BBC Radio 4

9. Choral Evensong from King's College, London - BBC Radio 3

10. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

11. Choral services from the chapels of King's College Cambridge
and St John's College, Cambridge
and Trinity College, Cambridge
and New College, Oxford

Please pray for Charleston in South Carolina and Emanuel AME Church known as 'Mother Emanuel' for its foundation; for the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq and Iran; for those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal; for peace in Burundi, Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

Charleston, South Carolina
12. A Call to Prayer from the Bishops in South Carolina
Victims' Families Address Charleston Shooter In Court With Forgiveness
Emanuel AME Church holds first service since killings - USA Today
Moving Photos Of Sunday’s Service At Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church - Buzzfeed

13. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayer for Father's Day
Prayers for the Church of England from Lent and Beyond
South Carolina:Prayers from Lent and Beyond

14. Sunday Programme - with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

Food for thought

15.How did the Turin Shroud get its image? - BBC
Elizabeth Elliot - Christianity Today
Elisabeth Elliot on the Christian Father - Christianity Today
The Church Is Not a Sanctuary: On the Ground in Charleston - Peter Beck
Thriving Churches in a Hostile Culture - GC
Vein Repetition - David Keen
A 4 Step, Simple Strategy To Have a Less Stress-Filled Life - RE

16. Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir

17. Phil Chadder, Prison Chaplain

18. How Beautiful Upon the Mountains - Stainer - St John's College Choir, Cambridge

19. Song for Charleston - Steven Curtis Chapman

God bless you

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