30th August 2020
The Burg and Ben More from North End

Photo: The Burg and Ben More from North End © Mark Scholefield

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Worship resources for weddings

Simon Taylor

Digital download: Worship resources for weddings, including opening words and prayers, responsive prayers, prayers of intercession and blessings. Also a section on suggestions for the wedding sermon along with three sample sermons.

23 pages

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Old favourites
Known Unknowns

Daily Readings with George MacLeod
Founder of the Iona Community

Ron Ferguson (ed)

Readings from the founder of the Iona Community. Many lives were changed by George MacLeod’s spine-tingling sermons, and many more by his personal example. The extracts in this book, which can be used to inspire personal or group reflection, give a flavour of the passion and poetry of the Celtic mystic who led the rebuilding of Iona Abbey, and whose theology was worked out not in the study, but out on the street.

Invisible we see You, Christ beneath us.

With earthly eyes we see beneath us
stones and dust and dross,

fit subjects for the analyst’s table.

But with the eye of faith, we know You uphold.

In You all things consist and hang together:

   the very atom is light energy,

   the grass is vibrant,

   the rocks pulsate.

All is in flux; turn but a stone and an angel moves.

Underneath are the everlasting arms.

Unknowable we know You, Christ beneath us.

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The Pieces We Keep

The Pieces We Keep
Stories for the seasons

Katie Munnik

A collection of short stories told by vivid voices. Some voices are familiar: characters from scripture, history, folklore, myth and legend; others spring from the world around us and speak a modern tongue. Together, they direct our gaze to life’s small details – taking down the Christmas lights, swimming on a summer’s day, remembering the names of wild flowers, looking back and looking forward. The familiar becomes strange and the overlooked beautiful as Katie Munnik calls us to consider anew why stories matter.

The book charts the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.

‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller … Her stories are flesh and blood, like the Christian and Jewish scriptures. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’
– Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

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Recently published
Journeys in Community

Journeys in Community
Father-daughter conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope

John Harvey & Ruth Harvey

A book of reflections, meditations and prayers for Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension and Pentecost arising out of conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope.

This book began as a birthday gift. For her 50th birthday Ruth asked her family not for material presents, but for gifts of time and experiences. What followed included long talks with her father about the deep stories of their shared spiritual journey.

John and Ruth write: ‘It has been a privilege to spend time in each other’s company around the kitchen table and in a chilly Glasgow study. For us it has been a profound experience. We hope that in sharing a part of this story, it may encourage others on a similar journey of shared gifts and faith.’

John Harvey is a retired minister of the Church of Scotland who was part of the experimental Gorbals Group Ministry. He has been a member of the Iona Community since 1964, and has served as Warden of Iona Abbey and as Leader of the Community.

Ruth Harvey is the Leader of the Iona Community. Previously she was Director of Place for Hope, a Scottish charity accompanying churches and faith communities through times of challenge, change and conflict. She is a minister in the Church of Scotland and a Quaker.

‘This book will welcome you home, 
with justice, courage, humour and delight.’
Pádraig Ó Tuama, former Leader of the Corrymeela Community

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Voices Out of Lockdown

Voices Out of Lockdown

Jan Sutch Pickard (ed)

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, many people turned to writing: diaries, letters, cards, poems. Human words, sent out across the void of our isolation, shouted into the storm over which we had no control. What we could do was communicate with each other, raise our voices against the silence of separation, argue with our own doubts, call out to God, express our fragile hope.

Here are the voices of just a few – members and associates of the Iona Community – with poems, psalms, songs, affirmations of faith and prayers written during a full and fraught ten weeks.

We offer these human words believing that when the darkness seems overwhelming, light dawns; that into the silence of our worst fears God speaks a living Word.

Jan Sutch Pickard is a member of the Iona Community, a former Warden of Iona Abbey, a storyteller, liturgist and Methodist lay preacher. She has twice served as a peace monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Her other books include Out of Iona, A Pocket Full of Crumbs, Walking Through Advent and Sing But Keep On Walking.

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