URC Daily Devotion Monday 14th December 2020

Monday 14th December – Of the Father’s Heart Begotten This ancient hymn was adopted by the Spanish Church in the 9th Century to be used on 1st January when Jesus’ circumcision was marked.  The tune comes from the 16th Century and we contrast Matthew’s genealogy with the idea that Jesus was lineage is heavenly. St Mathew […]

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URC Daily Devotion 9th December 2020

Wednesday 9th December – Earth was Waiting Spent and Restless This year our nations, with the rest of the world, had a stark lesson in waiting – having to wait indoors, waiting for the pandemic to pass, waiting for infection rates to fall.  Advent is about waiting, something we find difficult.   Romans 8: 18-25 I consider […]

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URC Daily Devotion Monday 7th December 2020

Monday 7th December This is the Record of John Today’s reading is set as a canticle for morning prayer meaning Zechariah’s prophecy over John the Baptist became known in the Church.  John the Baptist went ahead of Jesus to prepare the way, Orlando Gibbon’s anthem shows John’s conflict with the authorities. St Luke 8: 68-79 […]

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URC Daily Devotion 5th December 2020

Saturday 5th December Wait for the Lord The Taizé Community in France was founded by Reformed pastor Roger Schutz who had helped Jews escape over the border into Switzerland during the war. It is an ecumenical community working with the young in particular with distinctive worship based on simple chants. Today’s song takes up the […]

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