Elders’ blogs

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Jeremy 1.8.17


2017 New Year

Ten Top Tips for Living Alone

Our Thursday Lunch Group (mostly retired, mostly women, mostly living alone) gave lots of tips, of which this is a simplified version:

Keep social
Keep safe
Ask for and accept help
Keep on top of things
Keep warm
Eat healthily
Have Jesus as a friend
Use the phone to keep in touch and the red button for emergencies
Go out – use Dial-a-Ride and your Taxi Card
Get a pet


What a great thing happened last Sunday morning at South Park Chapel. 6 people were baptised.

At home I have been having a bit of a throw-out. I can across a black leather-bound Bible I bought around 40 years ago. I glued and taped it back together and it should last for a bit. Interesting to come across some notes I wrote in it all those years ago, looking forward to my years of Christian service. Now I look back on them and can compare those with what actually happened.

I’ve been reading Luke’s writings (mostly the Gospel) over the past year. Now I have moved on to reading Mark’s Gospel in 2017.

Jeremy  11.1.17



… OK, that’ll be me then. I’m enjoying Lent and am trying to do something in the spirit of this season. For the past few years I have tried a few different things during Lent. For me it’s a bit experimental. What I like is that Lent is temporary but not too brief. It’s long enough to get a feel of whatever discipline I have committed myself to. Maybe something entirely new; maybe something I have been neglecting for a while. I like also the idea of using the Sundays in Lent with a theme of resurrection and celebration. Jeremy 16.3.16