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.
As we continue our journey though Eastertide, Kathryn Fleming reflects on the story of the early Church as told in the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John. She envies the growth of the Church then, compared to now, and tries to learn from it. On the fifth Sunday after Easter she relishes the word of John 14:2 – “In my Father’s house there are many mansions” – knowing that this is open to all. The following Sunday she is very aware, from the readings, that we see God is all around, in creation, in word and sacrament.
Patsy McGregor remembers her first experience of cooking in Africa (soak the beans before you cook) and sees a parallel between that and prayer.
Heather Cooke thinks about pilgrimage: why we go, its history, the modes of transport – we are all God’s pilgrim people.
Urban and rural
Gillian Cooper’s city parish has a tragedy on its streets, bringing crime closer. They pray; but also think about how their churches can offer the love of Christ to broken communities. It’s a start.
Lisa Tulfer, in her rural parish, welcomes the bank holiday even though most of the farmers will be too busy to take advantage of it. But the good weather will be welcome to all.
Lesser-known characters of the Bible
Onesimus and his plight are described in Paul’s letter to Philemon. He escapes from his master but is persuaded to return, to be treated as a brother Christian, not a slave. We can certainly learn from that.
A-Z of healthy living
Therese Garman is up to P now, for Power.
Letter from West Virginia
Helen van Koevering, recently moved from Mozambique to the USA, is still feeling the strangeness. She is blessed by the words of Isaiah: “The Lord will guide you… in parched places.”
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... Live the Word, a newsletter to sustain you through the week. Inspired and written by Jane Williams, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunday Link is edited by Caroline Hodgson, and designed by Peena Lad.
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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