Tag Archives: New year

Sermon for the Covenant Service

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 12:1-2 As is our tradition, early in the New Year we meet to renew our covenant with God. This is a distinctively Methodist practice which can be traced back to the first covenant service held by John … Continue reading

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Sermon for Watchnight

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; Ephesians 5:6-20; Luke 12:35-40 With thanks to Revd Dr Joanna Adams whose sermon formed the basis for my own thoughts  – original here. Time.  This night of all nights, our eyes are on the clock.  We are counting … Continue reading

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Methodists and Pentecostalists join together to celebrate Watchnight

We haven’t got to the end of the first week of the year but Mary Ann and I both agreed today that it seems like ages since New Year’s Day. I can’t believe that less than a week ago we … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Come, let us anew

With the demise of Watchnight services in most of British Methodism this hymn and its associated ‘rollicking tune’ (Elizabeth Hart, All Loves excelling) DERBY (aka DERBE) is not as well known as it once was, when it was described having … Continue reading

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After the party

Life in the Philippines is returning back to normal today after the Christmas/New Year holidays. Yesterday the old Macarthur Highway which runs past the front of Sito and Arlyn’s house was jammed with southbound traffic as families were returning to … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution: No Resolutions

It’s nearly midday on New Year’s Day; Mary Ann has gone to the mall and the younger members of the Weary family are still in bed. I have been catching up with newspapers online, which as one might expect largely … Continue reading

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New Year Mayhem

Less than six hours to go and we’re counting down to midnight. We’re back in San Simon for a family New Year celebration. The church service is at 8pm, which gives plenty of time for food, karaoke and a glass … Continue reading

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