Category Archives: Chaplain’s Musings

Chaplain’s Musings – January 2023

Dear members of St Catherine’s in Stuttgart and in the diaspora As the working / school year resumes – if I haven’t already seen you this year – may I wish you every blessing in this year – in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings from the Chaplain

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Chaplain’s Musings for Advent

1 CORINTHIANS13 (Advent and Christmas version) If I bake a Christmas cake and dozens of mince pies but have not love – I’m just another harassed family cook. If I decorate my house with outdoor fairy lights and a twinkling … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – ‘seeing out’ the year 2022

 ‘as the winds of winter gather, do not forsake us, o God’ Psalm 71 I take this Psalm refrain as both literal for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and also as metaphor for anywhere in our broken world. … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings on Peace

#thoughtforthisweek Not so many years ago I wrote this time of year beginning with: “What really is the difference between the commemoration of an atrocity and the perpetuation of a grievance?” Some version of this question (though usually more emotive … Continue reading

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A Harvest Grace…

There will be Harvest Hymns next Sunday (2nd October) and you can still bring non-perishable foodstuffs and/or financial gifts for the Schwäbische Tafel as part of our – ‘Those who have – share the Harvest’.

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Summer Prayers – Wk. 6

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Summer Prayers – Wk. 5

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Summer prayers – Wk. 4

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Summer Prayers – Wk 3

Peace be to this home And all who dwell here Peace be to those who enter And to those who depart.

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