Christ in the stranger

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 28 June 2020 Rev Kate McDonald Lectionary Readings: Genesis 22.1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6.12-23, Matthew 10.40-42 *********** Collect: Almighty God, you have taught us through your Son that love fulfils the law. May we love you with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength, and…

Who said anything about safe?

Third Sunday after Pentecost 21 June 2020 Rev Kate McDonald Lectionary Readings: Genesis 21.8-21, Psalm 86.1-10,16-17, Romans 6.1b-11, Matthew 10.24-39 *********** Collect: O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief; through…

Christ has no body but yours

Second Sunday after Pentecost 14 June 2020 Rev Kate McDonald, St Andrew’s Church Jerusalem & Tiberias Lectionary Readings: Genesis 18.1-15, Psalm 1161, 10-17, Romans 5.1-8, Matthew 9.35 – 10.8 (9-23) Collect: Almighty God, without you we are not able to please you. Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule…

‘Where our hope lies’

“Trinity Sunday, Year A 7 June 2020 Rev Kate McDonald” “Lectionary Readings: Genesis 1.1 – 2.4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13.11-13, Matthew 28.16-20” “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I’m Kate McDonald, Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberias. As we gather on this Trinity…

We are not alone

Easter 6, Year A 17 May 2020 Rev Kate McDonald Lectionary Readings: Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-18; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I’m Kate McDonald, Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberias, and as we journey through this Easter season, I…

How can we know the way?

Easter 5, Year A 10 May 2020 Rev Kate McDonald, St Andrew’s Church Jerusalem and Tiberias Lectionary Readings: Acts 7.55-60, Psalm 31.1-5,15-16, 1 Peter 2.2-10, John 14.1-14 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I’m Kate McDonald, Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberias, and I pray…

He keeps me alive

Easter 4, Year A 3 May 2020 Rev Kate McDonald, St Andrew’s Church Jerusalem and Tiberias Lectionary Readings: Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I’m Kate McDonald, Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberias, and I pray…

We are an Easter people.

Second Sunday of Easter, Year A 19 April 2020 Rev Kate McDonald (St Andrew’s Jerusalem a nd Tiberias) Lectionary Readings: Acts 2.14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31   Collect Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen,…

Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil, Year A 12 April 2020 Rev Kate McDonald Lectionary readings: Genesis 1.1-2.4a; Exodus 14.10-31, 15.20-21; Isaiah 55.1-11; Romans 6.3-11; Matthew 28.1-10 Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Greetings to you all on this Easter morning. I hope this may be a day when you know the joy of the risen…

Journeying to Jerusalem

Palm Sunday 2020 year A   Grace and peace to you today on Palm Sunday. I am John McCulloch the minister of St Andrews Jerusalem & Tiberias Church of Scotland.   Let us pray   Lord Jesus Christ, on the first Palm Sunday You entered Jerusalem where you were to die. Enter our hearts we…