Curate’s Letter: Christmas 2019

Last month, I wrote about harvest and plastic consumption and how the harvest ended up on our breakfast tables. I received a query as to how and why Christians should be concerned about this and why I would write about that in a parish magazine. Inherent in our worship of the Christ are our ChristianContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: Christmas 2019”

Transformation, 8th Dec 2019

Isaiah 11. 1-10, Psalm 72. 1-7,18-19, Romans 15. 4-13, Matthew 3. 1-12 ‘Tis time the get the decorations out and deck the halls with holly. Or maybe you’re one of those who leaves decorating until Christmas Eve. Me? I try to get in there at the start of Advent and then I don’t have toContinue reading “Transformation, 8th Dec 2019”

Christ the King! 24 Nov 2019

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King! He is King! Hallelujah! The finale of the liturgical year celebrates that Christ is King. Next year we begin our liturgical journey again, with the first Sunday of Advent. The beginning of the process looking to the birth of Christ. But today. Today isContinue reading “Christ the King! 24 Nov 2019”

Sermon: 27th October 2019

I am glad I am not the Pharisee  I do love listening to his stories. We all sit together you know. There’s no favouritism or deference with Jesus. We all love listening to his stories, but sometimes these parts of the stories that make us stop and think. Like this one today. And he’s soContinue reading “Sermon: 27th October 2019”

Curate’s Letter: November 2019

This month, like many others, I find myself juggling a hundred and one things as I prepare and organise the myriad of different services to and within the community here in Caithness. By the time this magazine goes to press I will have conducted four funerals in as many weeks. While not wishing to soundContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: November 2019”

Sermon from 13th October 2019

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15; Ps 111, 2 T 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I spent a couple of days recently at a thing in Inverness, I say ‘thing’ because it was not a conference, nor was it a series of seminars or workshops. Most of the speakersContinue reading “Sermon from 13th October 2019”

Curate’s Letter: October

“We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the ground…” Words that most of us are acquainted with and a good harvest hymn. With the traditional tattie holidays just around the corner, we find that we have come to a point of year where the harvest is being brought in. On Sunday, justContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: October”

Asst. Curate’s letter: September

“Say, Pooh, why aren’t you busy?” I said. “Because it’s a nice day,” said Pooh. “Yes, but—-” “Why ruin it?” he said. “But you could be doing something Important,” I said. “I am,” said Pooh. “Oh? Doing What?” “Listening,” he said. “Listening to what?” ‘To the birds. And that squirrel over there.” “What are theyContinue reading “Asst. Curate’s letter: September”