Author Archive: Frog Orr-Ewing

Risen Conquering Son

Dear Minster and Friends Our Easter season this year at the Minster is entitled ‘Endless Victory’ – a phrase taken from one of the most loved and famous Easter hymns in the English language: Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled […]

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Epic Love

Dear Minster and Friends This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began  just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming,  Clear the road for him!’” This messenger was John […]

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To Be A Pilgrim – Use Of Allegory

Sky became dark…Mark’s crucifixion account.   I watched with fascination the Italian rugby team run circles around the England players last weekend, citing a little known rule and laying with intelligence against a seemingly stronger side.  It was as if they had been taught to know the rules behind the rules and this allowed them, […]

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A Statement from the Executive Pastor

  “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me.  Not only I, but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.   Greet also the church that meets at their house.” (Romans 15) Dear Minster and Friends; The Apostle Paul had many special friends, […]

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Strength and Song

“The Lord is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation” Psalm 118 :14 Dear Minster and Friends; In recent weeks we have been asking the lord to ‘teach us how to worship’ – drawing succour from the Psalms and learning from the worship life of those who have gone before us. Tomorrow, […]

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Fearless

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.” Psalm 118 Last Sunday, inspired by Psalm 118 and our new series ‘teach us to worship’ I suggested we should look to 2017 to be a year in which we will be thankful, worshipful and fearless.  Max Lucado, in his excellent book […]

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Hallelujah Land not La La Land

“Sing to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, making melody in your heart to God, giving thanks always for everything.” Dear Minster and friends; In 2016 we were told by the Oxford University dictionary that the word of the year was ‘post-truth’.  The word used to describe a way of doing politics and […]

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God Rest You Merry

God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born upon christmas day, To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone astray: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy.   ‘Rest You merry’ was an old English greeting […]

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