Sunday, 8 February 2015

pay back to ceaser the tax he is owed

When Jesus was once questioned by the then Jewish clergy and hierarchy, he was asked if the people should pay taxes back to Rome and the Ceaser. Jesus thought about the question and realised the nature  of the trap and gave his answer. Give me a coin  he said. Who is this picture of on the coin. He was told Ceaser ,  so he said you must pay back to him who owns the coins what is his. In this way he said if you enter a game you must live by the rules of the game. To use Roman coins means you must abide by their rules and that includes paying tax.

Tomorrow there is a program on BBC 1 on panorama about HSBC Bank and how they avoided or more like evaded paying tax by using swiss bank accounts and advising rich customers how to not pay tax. Once again that would be a criminal offence to the man in the street but when it's a bank they do seem to be above the law...
The program is on Monday 8:30pm BBC

The public have an expectation that our institutions are not corrupt but more so that the laws are not one sided and protect obvious corruption..

Monday, 2 February 2015

Childrens liturgy 1/02/2015 -The miracles of Christ

There were several topics for discussion with the children. The first topic was what is the name of a Jewish church or temple ...
A) Synagogue,
 also spelled  (fromGreek συναγωγή, transliterated synagogē, meaning "assembly"; בית כנסת beth knesset, meaning "house of assembly"; בית תפילה beth t'fila, meaning "house of prayer"; שול shul;אסנוגה esnoga; קהל kahal), is a Jewish house of prayer.

Synagogues have a large hall for prayer (the main sanctuary), and may also have smaller rooms for study and sometimes a social hall and offices. Some have a separate room forTorah study, called the beth midrash(Sefaradi) "beis midrash (Ashkenazi)—בית מדרש ("House of Study").

Synagogues are consecrated spaces that can be used only for the purpose of prayer; however a synagogue is not necessary forworship. Communal Jewish worship can be carried out wherever ten Jews (a minyan) assemble. Worship can also be carried out alone or with fewer than ten people assembled together. However there are certain prayers that are communal prayers and therefore can be recited only by aminyan. The synagogue does not replace the long-since destroyed Temple in Jerusalem.

Israelis use the Hebrew term beyt knesset(assembly house). Jews of Ashkenazidescent have traditionally used the Yiddishterm "shul" (cognate with the German Schule, school) in everyday speech. Spanish and Portuguese Jews call the synagogue anesnoga. Persian Jews and Karaite Jews use the term Kenesa, which is derived fromAramaic, and some Arabic-speaking Jews use knis. Some Reform and ConservativeJews use the word "temple". The Greek word "Synagogue" is a good all-around term, used in English (and German and French), to cover the preceding possibilities.[1]

The children next discussed the miracles of Christ and which was their favourite. There are many examples of miracles Christ performed and the first being the changing of water into wine.
The children coloured in their favourite miracle scene

children's liturgy 25/01/2015- the fisher of men

The children explored the idea of the words from Matthews gospel about following Jesus and becoming a fisher of men and women ...

Matthew 4:19 is the nineteenth verse of the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. Jesus has just begun preaching in Galilee and has encountered the fishermen Simon Peter and Andrew. In this verse he calls the pair to join him.

The original Koine Greek, according toWestcott and Hort, reads:

και λεγει αυτοις δευτε οπισω μουIn

the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:
And he saith unto them, Follow me,

The World English Bible translates the passage as:
He said to them, "Come after me,

For a collection of other versions see BibRef Matthew 4:19

The phrase "fishers of men," also at Mark 1:17, is one of the most well known lines in the entire New Testament, and the most important metaphor for evangelism. The image probably had an important role in the adoption of the Ichthys as a symbol of early Christianity. The reference has also often been moved from the disciples to Jesus, with him being called the "fisher of men," and the image of Jesus as a fisherman is second only to that of Jesus as a shepherd.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The combined SVP Lunch and Art Show

Yesterday (saturday) 31/01/2015 was staged the St Vincent De Paul Dinner along with the combined art show. The venue was the hospitality  centre in Our Lady and St Josephs in Lymington High St. Scheduled for the last Saturday of each month. It was an extremely cold day and the hot soup and chili options for lunch were more than  warming on a cold winters market day in Lymington.
Members of the waterside art group presented their art pieces and staged an art workshop during the morning.

There were also contributions from a young up and coming Burmese artist. The artist is struggling to buy materials to continue his art but is becoming widely known in Burma (Myanma) as a great artist.

If you're interested in supporting him or wish to purchase his pictures please contact mike Monro on  01590626744

From Waterside art group Hilary Bell.

Peter and Mary York had several framed art pieces and cards.

 Interest was high and two pictures were purchased along with various cards...