Sounds of Summer

St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church David Remez Street 1, Jerusalem Tuesday June 6 at 8.30pm (20:30) Inbalim choir is delighted to invite you to its annual concert: Victoria, Mozart, Schumann, Verdi, Brahms, Ben-Haim and more Conductor: Amir Bernhard Piano: Haim Tukacinsky Tickets NIS 40 Eilat: 050-7935027 |  Rachel: 058-5172920 To reserve tickets online click here…

Noga plays far afield

St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church David Remez Street 1, Jerusalem Monday June 5 at 8pm (20:00) A Special Benefit Concert in Aid of Syrian Refugees Tickets NIS 50, available on site. To reserve seats please email Trio Noga Trio Noga Idit Shemer, flute Orit Messer-Jacobi, cello Maggie Cole, piano In our programme we connect musical…

Living in the gap

Seventh Sunday of Easter May 28 2017 Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11; John 17.1-11 Rev Anita Venter, Bethlehem Bible College I remember a time in my life when my parents had to leave on a business trip for a week. My siblings and I had to stay behind … alone at…

Stockholm syndrome

Rev Páraic Réamonn In its report to the general assembly on Thursday May 25, the Committee on Chaplains to Her Majesty’s Forces asked the assembly to approve a covenant with those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families. Here is what I said in the debate. St Andrew’s Scots Memorial…

Come dwell in Solomon’s walls

Rev Páraic Réamonn From my Partner Plan letter, written on May 18 On the Sunday evening after Easter, St Andrew’s Scots Memorial hosted the Detroit Methodist Chorale for a concert of sacred music. This group of 25 women and men from the Detroit, Michigan, area in the United States were on tour in the Holy…

On not endorsing BDS

Rev Páraic Réamonn In the general assembly debate on Monday May 22 on Embracing Peace and Working for Justice, a joint report of the World Mission Council and Church and Society Council on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, Rev Tom Gordon of the Presbytery of Edinburgh proposed a counter-motion [1] to a deliverance from…

People in glasshouses

Rev Páraic Réamonn On Monday May 22, the general assembly of the Church of Scotland debated Embracing Peace and Working for Justice, a joint report of the World Mission Council and Church and Society Council on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Here follows what I said in my first comment on the report. Jesus…

God with us. A brief sermon

Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21 Rev John Howard, Methodist Church of Great Britain “You know him because he abides in you, and he will be in you.” (John 14.17) In his biography, Let the Trumpet Sound, Martin Luther King Jr. describes how in the midst of the Montgomery bus boycott, when daily…

Going to the root

Rev Páraic Réamonn This is an extract from my report to the annual general meeting of the Society of the Friends of St Andrew’s, Jerusalem, which met in the Lindisfarne Room of St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh, on Friday May 19. “To be radical,” said the young Karl Marx, “is to go to the root.” The…

Christ the way

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 14 2017 Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2.2-10; John 14.1-14 Rev John Howard, Methodist Church of Great Britain  “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” One of the things I love about Jerusalem are the many places – shops, restaurants,…