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In this week's newsletter we have a new download from the Iona Abbey Worship Book, some resources for special days in October and another look towards Advent and winter.

Photo © David Coleman

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New download


Sunday Morning Communion Service from Iona Abbey download transspaser

Sunday Morning Communion Service from Iona Abbey (PDF download)

The Iona Community

Digital download: Two alternative Sunday morning Communion services from Iona Abbey, with an additional section of extra resources. Taken from the new, revised edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book.

30 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete Iona Abbey Worship Book


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Seasonal resources

For World Mental Health Day - Oct 10th

http://www.ionabooks.com/a-book-of-blessings.html download transspaser

When the Road is Hard (PDF Download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Blessings and prayers for times of darkness and for those in distress, taken from A Book of Blessings by Ruth Burgess. 4 pages.

In Times of Affliction
May we discover that the road we didn’t choose,
didn’t want to travel,
is a highway that leads unerringly
towards the light.

Frances Copsey

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book A Book of Blessings … and how to write your own


For World Food Day - Oct 16th

http://www.ionabooks.com/a-book-of-blessings.html download transspaser

Hunger for Justice (PDF Download)

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: A service for all ages about not having enough to eat and about being hungry to share what we have. Includes a drawing/colouring activity. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Blessed Be Our Table

Graces for mealtimes and reflections on food

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

This book invites us to recommit ourselves to act for justice each time we join in the simple sharing of a meal. It is also very much a celebration ­ of food, of diversity, of community and sharing, of Creator and creation. The graces, prayers and reflections come from a wide range of contributors: Iona Community members, associates and friends; other religious communities and houses of welcome; humanitarian organisations; various faiths and traditions.

For more information

For the e-book version


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Starting to think about winter and Advent …

For all Advent and Christmas books

 

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Winter

Liturgical resources for November, December and January

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Another great collection of seasonal resources from Ruth Burgess. It includes prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections, liturgies and meditations for the major Christian festivals of All Saints’, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, as well as for Remembrance, Blue Christmas, Christingle, New Year, Christian Unity and other occasions. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

A blessing of the dark sky be yours,
of the white moon
and the faraway stars.
 
A blessing of the cold earth be yours,
of the hoarfrost
and the drifts of snow.
 
A blessing of a warm hearth be yours,
of a lighted fire
and a loving home.
 
A blessing of the Trinity be yours:
Maker,
Storyteller,
Holy Spirit,
 
this long night
and for evermore.

 
From ‘This long night’ by Ruth Burgess

For more information

For the e-book version


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Recently published

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From Darkness to Eastering

(Book and e-book)

Bonnie B Thurston

This is a book about how, on a cosmic and a personal level, darkness gives way to light. It does not sugar-coat the reality of darkness but is full of hope, reminding voyagers that ‘light shines in the darkness’, that darkness is required to perceive light – and that Easter means the light has come, life triumphs, and the promised Holy Spirit will empower us for growth: ‘eastering’ …

These reflective, prayerful poems are ‘a ticket and passport for a spiritual journey’ and can be used in a daily discipline or with groups.

‘For each traveller I pray journeying mercies,’ Bonnie Thurston writes. ‘And I remind pilgrims: Take heart. He will come.’

Having resigned a professorship and chair in New Testament studies, Bonnie Thurston now lives quietly as a solitary near Wheeling, West Virginia, USA, working as a spiritual director and retreat leader and volunteering in a food bank. She is the author of over 20 books.

‘You are in skilled hands here, so let yourself be carried along, ready to experience delight, or be jarred into discomfort. Above all ponder, weigh, take time. For each poem comes out of the quiet depths of a person who is a fellow pilgrim, illuminating the familiar with her own God-given insight.’

– Esther de Waal

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’, St Columba’s Day, Father’s Day; on hunger, economic witness, peacemaking, the environment, pilgrimage, welcome, hospitality and friendship. Includes a blessing liturgy for a marriage or partnership, a wedding/partnership ceremony and resources for a memorial event. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You

New prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

New prayers, in the ‘Celtic’ tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Colliding with God

New and selected poems of faith and doubt

(Book and e-book)

Richard Skinner

Witty and reflective poems of faith and doubt, starting with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and concluding with the events of the first Easter, taking in on the way Julian of Norwich’s hazelnut, Mastermind, God as a blizzard, and the eighth deadly sin.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Iona: A Map (new updated edition)

Available in folded or flat versions

The Iona Community

This new edition has been extensively redrawn to reflect new and changed use of buildings, rerouted fence lines, etc.

For more information and to see a sample

For the folded version

For the flat version

 

 

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