Spring Newsletter – Canterbury LPA

kowhaiYes, it is that time of year when life seems to be bursting forth at every turn of the path.  And, once more, Joy Kingsbury-Aitken and Linda Cowan, of the Canterbury LPA, have produced another newsletter full of resources for Spring – prayers, poems, a call to worship, a meditation – for use on Flower Sunday as well as during Creation Season, beginning this coming Sunday, 1 September.

And, here, one small taste of the contents –

…  We pray in the name of Jesus, who has walked with us through winter cold and dances by our side into the new life of spring.
[Linda Cowan]

Download your copy of the newsletter here!

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A Prayer and a Blessing

Two items extracted from the recent Canterbury Lay Preachers Association Newsletter for the Season of Creation have been added to our prayer resources page today.  One is a prayer of thanksgiving for companion animals, written by Joy Kingsbury-Aitken –

peace-and-justice-01We thank you for the animals
who live with us as pets;
sharing their lives with us
and giving their affection to us, …

and the other is a blessing for Social Justice Sunday, celebrated on 25 September.

Celtic blessings, and the 2016 Season of Creation

Linda Cowan offers two Celtic blessings with the comment, “I thought a Celtic blessing celtic crossmight be good in the aftermath of Australian elections, Brexit, ISIS bombings and so on.  The first is written by John Birch. The second is sent tongue in cheek …. It tickled my fancy, …!”  These can be found together at the top of the Prayers page.

And from the Canterbury Lay Preachers Association’s Joy Kingsbury-Aitken and Linda Cowan we have a wealth of information and resources for this year’s Season of Creation – this can be found at the bottom of the Church Year page, under “Ordinary Time.”