Sunday Link

connecting faith

Sunday Link is specially produced for Anglican Christians, and particularly designed to emphasise the “link” between our Christian faith and everyday life. There is an original reflection each week on one of the Sunday readings, which always aims to reveal something to us about our lives as Christians. This is coupled with an original prayer for you to pray on your own or with others. We also provide articles on various aspects of Christian life.

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Reflections on our readings

On 1 October Richard Greatrex looks at the reading from Ezekiel 18 where the prophet tries to get the exiles to see that they are all responsible for their own actions, no matter what has gone on before in their parents’ or ancestors’ time. No excuses! We need to choose life, turn away from sin and actively pursue a new heart and spirit. For the rest of the month Becky Mynett looks at the readings from Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus comes up against the Temple time and time again. We hear the parable of the vineyard producing good fruit, that the priests and Pharisees took such excretion to. Jesus is critical of the Temple authorities over the way things are run. He is asked about taxation and paying to the Romans in occupation. But on the last Sunday of the Church year, we return to what has become the golden rule: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

 

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Letter from West Virginia

Helen van Koevering thought she would only find the beauty of God’s creation in the dramatic landscape of Mozambique but is delighted to find it in the USA.

 

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Just Living

In a new mini-series Jeni Parsons looks at the wonderful snippet of advice from Micah: “Do justice… love kindness… and walk humbly with your God.” Over three weeks of Sunday Link she unpicks each of these and finds it’s not that easy…

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The Paulinus Way

Caroline Hodgson remembers Paulinus, the young Roman monk sent to help St Augustine in his mission in Britain, who is commemorated on 10 October. She also remembers walking the Paulinus Way to York, some 65 miles…

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Timothy

Caroline Fletcher looks at Timothy, Paul’s companion and helpmeet. Although we hear his name throughout the New Testament, he was troubled by lack of confidence, ill-health and his authority was challenged. He may have had weaknesses but God used him in the growth of the Church.

A-Z of healthy living

Therese Garman continues her series, now up to T for treasure. Ask your friends and family where your treasure is – you may get some surprising answers.

Live the Word

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... Live the Word, a newsletter to sustain you through the week. This Sunday sheet for Anglicans details the readings through the week and offers a commentary. It also contains a carefully planned series of articles that will help readers enrich their prayer life. It is an A4 sheet with one side blank for parish notices. For a free month's trial contact our sales team on 01420 88222 or email sales@rpbooks.co.uk.

Who puts your newsletter together?

Sunday Link is edited by Caroline Hodgson, and designed by Peena Lad.

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Caroline Hodgson

Writer and editor Caroline Hodgson started working with Redemptorist Publications in 2005. She joined as Editor in 2014 and took on the role of Anglican Adviser in 2015. Before this she was a freelance writer and editor. She worked for academic journals and corporate clients, specialising in Christian publishing and communications. Among the publications she has written or edited for Redemptorist Publications are the two recent books for church schools: How to Survive as a Governor in a Church School (2016), and How to Survive Working in a Church School (2017). She currently edits RP's regular Anglican resources: The Christian Personal Planner, Common Worship Living Word, Live the Word and Sunday Link.

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