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A new book is on its way but didn't quite make it back from the printer for this newsletter. Maybe next week! In the meantime, we remind you of some resources for the season. And if you would like to contribute to our list of short downloads, see our invitation for contributions.

Photo: Muddy Camas track (or summer in Scotland) © David Coleman

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Seasonal resources


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Acorns and Archangels

Resources for Ordinary Time – The Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows'

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Burgess

A collection of resources for the late summer and autumn period of Ordinary Time - prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others - covering the weeks from the Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows’ Eve.

God of the seasons,
you surround us with beauty and wonder:
you smile in the ripening fruit,
you dance in the tumbling leaves.

Teach us to dance with you,
to act justly
and to share fairly,
to love you in friend and stranger
all the moments of our nights and days.

– Ruth Burgess

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Every Day is a Day of Joy (PDF download)

An all-age communion for summertime on the theme of play

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A joyful all-age communion liturgy celebrating the beauty of the world and the fun that can be had in the hot, sparkling days of summer – and the importance of remaining playful even if we are ‘grown up’. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Resources for Lammastide (PDF download)

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: Prayer, responses and a reflection for Lammastide, taken from the book Bare Feet and Buttercups, by Ruth Burgess. In the past in Britain Lammas Day (August 1st) was a celebration of thanksgiving, and loaves of bread were baked from the first wheat crop and brought to church to be used as Communion bread. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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A Communion Liturgy on the Theme of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A new communion liturgy to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration or to use at other times. We are all capable of being forgiven and transformed.

'I don't know if what Luke tells us is an actual event,  an allegory,
a short story or what.
But I do know that I am called to act on what I believe
and trust in the story.
Which is,
that in Jesus I catch glimpses of what God is doing in the world –
that in Jesus I see someone I want to follow for the rest of my life;
that with Jesus
I find myself on mountaintops
and in valleys
and in every place in between,
but never find myself alone
anywhere.'

13 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Summer (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems and other resources for the season of summer, taken from the book Bare Feet and Buttercups by Ruth Burgess. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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A Reflection on the Story of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Joy Mead

Digital download: Poet Joy Mead takes one of her usual insightful looks at a biblical event, this time the Transfiguration. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Hiroshima Day, 6th August

Norman Shanks

Digital download: A liturgy celebrating the Feast of the Transfiguration which coincidentally falls on the day that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The ‘shining power’ of the Transfiguration is compared with the ‘reverse transfiguration’ of the prioritisation of nuclear weapons over human needs. A liturgy of commitment to standing on the edge and working for a transformation to another, more creative and just, world. 6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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An invitation to contribute


We are always looking for new liturgies or collections of prayers, reflections etc. to add to the growing list of downloads in our e-liturgies section.

If you have something that you would like to submit for consideration, we would welcome your input. Your contribution could be for a particular season, such as Advent and Christmas or Lent and Easter, or on a specific subject, such as homelessness, sexuality, poverty, racism, or for a special day of the year, such as Valentine’s Day, Lammastide, Harvest, Remembrance Day, Father’s Day etc.

If you are interested, or if you would like more suggestions for subjects, please email admin@ionabooks.com and use the subject-line ‘E-liturgies’.


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Autumn Encounters weeks 2017

Joint venture between the St Columba Hotel, Iona
and the Iona Community

To download brochure

21-28th October
Walking into Winter
Led by Jan Sutch Pickard, Joy Mead, and Ruth Burgess

As the seasons change and the year draws towards its close, what words and images come to the forefront of our minds? How can we make creative use of these - through storytelling, poetry, and writing - to help us shape our journeys into winter? A week of conversation and collaboration with three well loved Wild Goose authors and Iona Community Members.

28 October-4th November
Stillness, Silence, and Song
Led by Alison Adam and Cara Riley

In the changing light and landscapes of autumn on Iona, come and experience an unhurried week of meditation and song on this sacred island. There will be space for stillness and reflection, time to roam, and room for encounter with self and others, Creation and the Creator.

4-11th November
Cycles of Grace: Exploring the Ten Beatitudes
Led by Alastair McIntosh

The Beatitudes set out by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount are the essence, not just of the Christian faith, but of all faiths that are drawn from the wells of love. How can we live well when the world seems graceless? What gifts from the Beatitudes might wait for us to share? Under the expert guidance of activist, author, and poet Alastair McIntosh we will reflect on ten Beatitudes and on how we might complete the cycles of grace they set in motion.

For more information, brochure download and booking

 

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Recently published

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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)

Here, in the 'Celtic' tradition, are prayers from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community for the whole of life: for starting an engine, for keeping us engaged and on the road to God's Kingdom; for taking a daily walk, for refugees travelling dangerous seas; an Iona Abbey kitchen prayer for chopping carrots, making bread and sanitising surfaces, and a Harvest supper prayer of sharing; prayers for personal healing, and for our deeply wounded world; a prayer for self-knowledge, and another for doing the laundry and remembering 'lost socks' ...

Contributors include: Tom Gordon, John Harvey, Jan Sutch Pickard, Peter Millar, Rosemary Power, David McNeish, David Osborne, Ewan Aitken, Anna Briggs, Elaine Gisbourne, Thom M Shuman, Chris Polhill, Neil Paynter and others.

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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The Sun Slowly Rises

Readings, reflections and prayers for Holy Week from the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for the days of Holy Week, and a large section of resources, from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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