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Spill the Beans: Summer 2018

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Spill the Beans Issue 27

The summer issue is here for Spill the Beans picking up on three of the short series suggested by the Narrative Lectionary team at Luther Seminary. This is the final issue in our four year journey through the Narrative Lectionary and it has been a fabulous time which we have enjoyed as a team very much.

Issue 27 covers from Trinity Sunday to Pentecost 12, 27 May to 12 August 2018. This includes three different short series:

  • The Ten Commandments
  • 1st John
  • Ruth

Created by folks here in Scotland, this issue has lots of ideas and resources for you to inspire, adapt, use in leading worship or for age groups in Junior Churches and youth groups. If you have not used Spill the Beans before then have a look at this sample.

Looking ahead to the future, we have taken many of the suggestions provided by many churches about the stories we do not often hear at worship and have devised our own lectionary to cover the gap between the end of the Narrative Lectionary cycle and the start of Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary. We are looking forward to doing something different and taking a year to spend with stories from the Bible that are not on our usual plans. It should be a lot of fun. This will begin with Issue 28 but if you want to have a look at the full lectionary click here.

If you'd like to download a full copy of Issue 27 for use in your church or personally, then click the 'Buy' button below. The cost is only £12 (GBP). You can make a secure payment via PayPal and then an email with secure link to the download should wing its way to you. Please note that you can only download the file using this link three times, so please make sure you save the file to your computer or tablet as soon as you have downloaded it.

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Spill the Beans Issue 27

Spill the Beans Issue 27 Cover

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You can also get involved in feedback and discussion on the Spill the Beans blog, where we try to put up weekly PowerPoint backgrounds too. There is also a facebook group in which we share ideas.

Print Copies

If you would like an additional printed copy of Spill the Beans, then this can be arranged. The cost is usually around £22+P&P and these can be arranged directly with the office at Ferryhill Parish Church. Note this cost is just for printing expenses. Each issue is in full colour and comb bound for ease of use. Please note we can only send these within the United Kingdom.

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