Down for everyone or just me?

Is google.com down for everyone or just me?

This is a really helpful Web resource that I’ve needed to use from time to time.

Sometimes you can’t access a website because it’s genuinely down. Sometimes you can’t access a website because there is something wrong with your internet service provider’s (ISP’s) DNS server, meaning that your PC isn’t given the correct address to locate the website. Sometimes you can’t access a website because someone, somewhere needs to switch off the internet and then switch it back on again.

That’s where www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com comes in. It checks to see if it’s down for everyone else or just you.

And that’s it.

As you can see from the result…

It's just you. Google.com is up.

Which readings?!

So there I was, up bright and early on a Tuesday morning ready to get started preparing to think about thinking about preparing a sermon for Sunday when I realised that during the summer months the Revised Common Lectionary (the big book with the list of readings for each service) goes a bit gung-ho! in its list of suggestions.

So this coming Sunday we’re offered two streams:

Continuous

Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Psalm 45.10-17 or Song of Songs 2.8-13
Romans 7.15-25a
Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30

Thematic

Zechariah 9.9-12
Psalm 145.8-14
Romans 7.15-25a
Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30

I’m fairly confident that it’s the continuous stream that Newport-on-Tay follows but play has been delayed until I get confirmation … Ho hum.

Common?

It also doesn’t help that the Scottish Episcopal Church lectionary lists 6 July as “Week of Proper 14” while the Revised Common Lectionary believes that the Sunday between 3 and 9 July is the week of “Proper 9”.

Not so common after all, eh!

Update

Turns out it’s the thematic readings … time to get a readin’, a prayin’ and a writin’.