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Holy Communion For The Feast Of Christ The King

CSJ Mother house photo tour on Oct. 8, 2008.  Photos by Fred Barnes.

In our secular lives those in authority tend to “lord it over us,” as Jesus put it. But in the Kingdom of God we will be as one with the one in whom all authority is invested, Jesus Christ our saviour and our lord. In this sacrament of the eucharist we eat bread and drink wine together in our acceptance of our equality now and as a foretaste of the holy communion that awaits us when God kingdom comes.

At Saint Laika’s everyone is invited to receive communion and be in communion. There are no exceptions. If you have been pushed out of a church in the past or if you do not feel part of the institutional churches, for whatever reason, you are especially welcome here, and you will be among people who know exactly how you feel.

If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.

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Join in with us as we worship God by CLICKING HERE for the order of service, credits and details of the music featured. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.

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After fifteen years working full time as a priest in the Church of England I was made redundant and evicted from my home because I had in the past suffered from depression. The bishop of my diocese at the time believed that mental illness was caused by stress and that anybody who suffered from stress should not be employed as a parish priest. However, I am not prepared to ignore the fact that God called me to be a priest in his church even if my former bishop is happy to do so. So I continue to minister to God’s people. Now, my internet ministry is my only ministry and the donations of my supporters is my only source of England. At the moment that amounts to about £500 per month which is very difficult to survive on. Therefore, please consider contributing to my ministry. Any donation for any amount will be gratefully received.


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Whether you’re a well-versed fan or a newbie to his irresistible old-school rock grooves, this special JD McPherson 4-song digital EP is the perfect addition to your collection. Available for a limited time, you’ll get a sample from every JD McPherson release – including his forthcoming 2015 album Let the Good Times Roll. As a special holiday treat, we’re also offering his infectious Christmas tune “Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights).

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Tony Lucca – “Nashville”
Matt Duke – “Leaving”
Ryan Star – “Bullet”
Honor By August – “Last Chance” (acoustic)
Andrea Nardello – “Home To Me”
Todd Carey – “Friday Night”
Ken Yates – “The One That Got Away”
Brendan James – “He Loved”
Toby Lightman – “Shine Shine”
Ken Yates – “New York Rain”
Andrea Nardello – “One Good Reason Why”
Honor By August – “Little Black Dress”

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Bahamas (Singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen) recently visited the studios at The Current in St. Paul, MN to perform songs off his new self explanatory album Bahamas is Afie, out now on Brushfire Records.

Listen in on intimate performances of “Bitter Memories” and “Stronger Than That” from the new album, and “I Got You Babe” off Jurvanen’s 2012 effort, Barchords.

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I wrote the words for “Am I Still The One For You?” out on the road as a kind of a broken-love-tale between me and America, about not quite feeling so proud of being an American. Yet everything I give a shit about, everything I’m interested in is right here, right in front of me in the middle of the USA. We made “Am I Still The One For You?” the title track, and picked 3 more songs that we recently recorded and have not released and then added 14 more that were on some other records. When I look at the all these songs together I realize that even though we picked them quickly, and I thought randomly, they’re connected. Big dreams, little failures, shit jobs, hard life, slow death, celebration, backsliders, insiders, outsiders, fighting, quitting or just getting by, these are the things that are right in front of me, things that are all pretty fucking American, and the things that seem to connect these songs. (Ike Reilly)

UK Tribal Update

I have just watched Alex Salmond’s final speech in the Scottish Assembly. He must have said the word “Scotland,” or a derivative, at least once every other sentence. No doubt, if a politician was making a goodbye speech in the Welsh assembly they would mention Wales as many times. The same would be true in France and Germany and in most countries in the world. In the United States, if a politician does not say “the American people” in every sentence of a speech he or she would probably be lynched. The only country in the world, as far as I know, where this sort of patriotic namedropping would never occur is England. This is because the English do not have an assembly of politicians that are all English or which only discusses English matters.

I would be happy if there was only one Parliament for the whole United Kingdom but as this is no longer the case the only fair political system has to be of a federal nature. Any fudge that avoids this fact will lead to the further impoverishment of the English regions, especially those that border Scotland as they cannot out-bribe Scotland when trying to attract new business and the government in Westminster won’t bribe companies on their behalf as they don’t want to upset the Scots who make up a large part of its membership.

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