I found this via Google reader this morning as I was quickly scrolling through the usual daren't miss their blogs if I am keeping up with the world and news people in the minority world known as the C of E , and they know who they are.
My prayer partner Shiela and I got together this morning for our weekly time together. Rachel is in Madeira, so our trio is a duet. We prayed about Worship today, and I realised that I have let mine get cold as I network and blog, do this and do that. So thanks Joe at his blog Cross References for pointing me back.
All the trying to keep up with the Cof E Jones's -Oh dear I have lost the plot- so am going back , turning round, repenting.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I was pleased that our 'Envoy' (our Filey Parish magazine) editor M had asked me to give her half a page about Bishop Richard and Twitter. I did the picture above, sent it to her and went out to the Third Sunday Service , our ecumenical Praise Service at the Salvation Army Hall.
As I was sitting there Our God reigns, And can it be, Come on and celebrate etc I was really thinking about the picture I had hurriedly sent to M. So I said to spouse an the way home 'I bet there's a message on the answer machine when we get home , and M doesn't want the article she asked for.' We got home and I was right. We both had not thought it through. No one uses Twitter in Filey Parish, only me and those at uni. Infact the Hull Daily Mail made much of Bishop Richard on Twitter. BUT he has not done any more than a few tweets, has not followed anyone much, and not even managed his avatar yet. It is still that egg thing.
Once again I have rushed on before Gods Plan I think.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
We have been planning today for ages. Aged Parent and I know every aisle, label, and variety of Aynsley Harriot Cup-o-soup in her Beverley Supermarket. Our regular trips to buy the stuffs of life have taken a new turn. We have been to church as well today .
My over 90 mother takes Communion every month. It is brought to the house where she has lived for 26 years by vicar of St Marys. in whose Parish she resides. She shares this time with other residents of the house. This is C of E protocol- not stepping across the boundaries . She cherishes those times. BUT..
She always used to go to her own church St Leonards at Molescroft , but a 9am service is just too early for her now. The Mother Church of Beverley Minster offers a said Midweek Communion on Thursdays at the much better time of 10am.
Although not prepared for the roadworks around the Minster we did manage a disabled space, and the flat walk to the disabled entrance.
Jeremy Fletcher. She knew all about him of course because I had given her My Crockfords. I think she might have thought the minster was going 'high' as he was dressed in the white robe thing. She doesnt really do 'high', but it was very low key, despite celebrating facing east. The verger was right on the case and very discreetly asked if she wanted the sacramant brought down to her. It was all so perfect-she could see everything, she knew every word of course 1662. She is hoping for CW next time. Yes there is definitely going to be next time. So many people came up to her after the service , remembering when she was a regular at the service that she was thrilled to bits. She didnt hear all the talk as she has forgotten her hearing aid. I had remembered mine so relayed it to her afterwards, and improved on it I thought. We didn't stay for coffee this time as we had to fit in the Surgery, the Building Society and Tescos before an afternoon party at the Abbeyfield house.
I am so pleased. She had such a lovely time. Let us not stop meeting together-its all that Hebrews 10 again.
We are planning a fortnightly visit . I cant wait -I love acknowledging and bewailing my manifold sins and wickednesses now I understand what they mean.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Once again the glory is going to someone else...........King James. Now I am as pleased as anyone that the BBC is broadcasting excerpts of The Bible today in the KJV. I am pleased that I keep catching snatches of those words beautiful language, our Heritage, and old familiar words. I love the KJV, but no longer read it other than as a nostalgic treat. I am sorry that whilst praising the wonderful permission to have in Churches what is ours anyway by the grace of God ,the Bible in English, that William Tyndale is an unsung hero. So Thank you William Tyndale for having the courage to make the first accessible translation of the NT for those without a classical education in 1534, most of our forbears that is. Now I know that it had very limited availability, and once again this was rather more to do with his comments on the marriage plans of Henry V111.
So we had the King James Bible , based on Tyndales translations ordered to be read in the Churches
I am reminded to re- assess my Bible reading Habits. I had the KJV read to me every week from age 3 to 21. Some of it is so beautiful I want to cry '
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But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth'
I do thank God for it.
But accessible NO.
I do not think Mr and Mrs Filey, Master Filey and Miss Filey would understand it at all. I am glad that many translations these days are available in these days of option excess, along with varieties of Breakfast Cereals and other stuffs of life. One may choose the version to read that appeals to personal taste. I am praying that personal taste will be for the Bible, and that God will use all this publicity to his glory.
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I have dug out the Bruce family Bible, well read and thumbed by my ancestors in Edinburgh in the 1790s onward. Though foxed, and unwealdy, it nevertheless stands testimony to a time when some families were able to have the Bible in their own language.
It also stood as the registration of births and deaths before the law of 1836 . Thank you my Grammar School in Hull. I have engrained in My brain all the acts of the 19th Century, and this is the first time in 50 years I have ever actually needed to recall one. All the boy children of William Bruce and Christian Sutherland are mentioned-but none of the girls!
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And for you Brian after your Psalm 16 on the Filey Parish Blog, I have found you the metrical one from the back of my family Bible. Your translation from the Net Bible is not so very different if one looks really really really hard, and dont confuse s with f or is it f with s.
Why did I use Signs of the times as a header ,well that phrase was coined by Tyndale along with lots more familiar friends.See Wikipedia.
To God be the glory Great things He hath done.