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This week we have a new download for Candlemas, from a book called Spring by Ruth Burgess, which will be published during February. The book is a follow-up to Ruth's book Winter and will provide resources for Lent and Holy Week, as well as for Candlemas, Fair Trade Fortnight and Earth Day. It will be available to order as soon as we get it from the printer.

In this newsletter we also indicate some useful resources for the World Day of Social Justice (20th February) and for Shrove Tuesday.

Call for contributions: We are calling for contributions to a publication of material for celebrating weddings and partnerships – anything from a prayer to a full liturgy. Please send to neil@ionabooks.com. And a special message for Jennifer who sent a contribution called Valentine. Please could you send it again? Due to a computer glitch, it has disappeared, along with your email address. Thank you!

Photo © David Coleman

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New download for Candlemas

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Candlemas (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Songs, biblical reflections, monologues, a prayer and a drama script to celebrate Candlemas. Taken from the forthcoming book Spring: Liturgical resources for February, March and April, by Ruth Burgess.

Contents:
Old folk (monologue), by Marjorie Dobson
A couple came in with their baby (script), by Kathy Crawford
My name is Anna (biblical reflection), by Pam Hathorn
Joseph (monologue), by Evelyn Sweerts
God’s blessing (biblical reflection), by Ruth Burgess
God of light and love (prayer), by Louise Gough
Nunc Dimittis 1 (song – words only with suggested tune), by Roddy Cowie
Nunc Dimittis 2 (song – words only with suggested tune), by Roddy Cowie

10 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For all Candlemas downloads


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Resources for the World Day of Social Justice

For all justice downloads …


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God of the Tipping Point (PDF download)

A service of sorrowing, defiance and commitment

Alison Swinfen

Digital download: A service of commitment focusing on the worldwide struggle for justice, of ‘defiant grief’, in the hope of one day reaching a tipping point in favour of the poor and oppressed of the world. 8 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Iona Abbey Service for Justice and Peace (PDF download)

The Iona Community

Digital download: Two services that draw on the part of the Iona Community’s Rule which is a commitment to justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Includes an appendix with notes for the services and extra resources. Taken from the new, revised edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book. 14 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete Iona Abbey Worship Book (new revised edition)


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We Will Tread the Earth Lightly (PDF download)

A service of lamentation to liberate us for action

Chris Polhill

Digital download: A liturgy lamenting the greed that damages the planet, the suffering of refugees and displaced people, and decline in faith. Lamenting allows us to grieve together and offer our sorrows to God. The value of lamentation is that it can unfreeze us – and lead to action. 10 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Resources for Shrove Tuesday

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All-age service for Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Making and sharing pancakes

Sally Foster-Fulton & Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A fun service for all that involves making pancakes (and eating them afterwards) and thinking about the journey of Lent that we are about to set out on. 5 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: A short liturgy, a reading and a prayer for Shrove Tuesday, taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill. 5 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Eggs and Ashes


For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads


Lent and Easter books

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Recent publications

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Fig Trees and Furnaces

Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Esther to Maccabees

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Fig Trees and Furnaces, based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations (Genesis to Nehemiah).

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Olives and Obligations: Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Genesis to Nehemiah


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies and liturgical resources for New Year, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Advent and Christmas. A liturgy for an ‘ordinary day’, and resources for special days like the UN International Day of Friendship and World AIDS Day. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For the first Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

We have a few copies left of this very popular calendar, so we are offering them at a reduced price of £4 plus p+p.

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information


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