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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Current themes

 

We reflect on the readings

This month our readings come from both Old and New Testaments, focusing on 1 Kings and Isaiah, the Gospel of Luke and the epistle to the Romans. Lisa Tulfer sees the image of the Transfiguration beautifully portrayed in iconography. She experiences the drama of the storm on the Sea of Galilee, as Jesus calms it. This theme continues with the earth, wind and fire that Elijah experiences before he hears God’s still small voice of calm. The passage from Isaiah encourages her to think about exiles, those physically apart as well as those socially so today. In his letter to the Romans, Paul teaches us how our relationship with God should be – although this will always vary between individuals. The challenge is to discern the particular function to which God is calling.

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Care farming

 

In a new mini-series, Nigel Thomas looks at ministry on a therapeutic care farm. Young people with learning difficulties interact with the animals; they cope with death; how grooming a rescue pony works on both the animal and the child; and coping with ageing.

 

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Letters from America

Back home in the USA, after her time in Mozambique, Helen van Koevering is once again finding her feet in regular ordained ministry. She also looks forward to seeing the total eclipse of the sun this month, visible in North America, though not in Europe.

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A child’s eye view

John Bunyan is celebrated at the end of the month and Christine Clark reflects on how his sermons might have been received by children in the congregation.

 

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A-Z of healthy living

Therese Garman continues her series, now up to R for a readiness.


 

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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