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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Our Readings

As we travel through the Sundays of Trinity, Patsy McGregor and Janice Scott reflect on the readings. Patsy remembers a small gift from her dad alongside big gifts from her father God. Her nephew sings the doxology as he eats chocolate chips, praising God. How wonderful when our families remind us of God’s goodness.


She remembers a tornado passing through her town in Madagascar and is reminded of Pentecost as told in Acts. Janice also thinks about the apostles as they set out. They may be afraid but they are given encouragement and support. They are vulnerable and their work is dangerous but they are precious to God – something we can still keep in our hearts today.

 

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Finding God in Summer festivals

Heather Serjeant looks at life in summer festivals and finds God there too. It may be people trying something different, out of their daily comfort zones (churches could try this); or it may be finding something positive via an unpleasant experience. There are good sides (help and friendship) alongside the dark side (drugs and theft). But you will find God throughout.

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In the country

Lisa Tulfer enjoys a visit to an agricultural show and is pleased to see that usually there is a church tent where people can just slip in for a sit down and a chat.

 

 

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Vocation

To mark the start of Petertide, Lucy Russell begins a new mini-series on vocation and what it means to us.

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Finding God in the smallholding

Jeni Parsons finds conflict on her smallholding when animals, intended for the table, also become “friends”. Concern for animal welfare is alongside care for the quality of food – both woven with the love of God. Time later to make difficult decisions.

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Letter from West Virginia

Helen van Koevering sees man’s mark on the landscape and remembers that it was the same in Mozambique, in the search for profit. She prays that God aligns humanity with the natural world.

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Walking with Poppy

Gillian Cooper’s dog Poppy tries to tell her what is wrong when her paw hurts, but doesn’t quite manage to communicate the message properly – so a visit to the vet is needed. We are not always any better at communicating with God ourselves but fortunately God understands and knows our every need.

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Live the Word Have you seen...

... 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 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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