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Following! A Prayer

Creating One, You created each of us in the divine image. We are the dust of the earth and your very breath. Thank you for this unimaginable gift. You embedded us with free will.And gave us love of You and one another

Posted in Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:14, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Prayers

A Morning Prayer

Gracious One, God of joy, of transitions, of confidence, and doubt. We turn to you this morning grateful for sunshine and spring. It reminds us of the resurrection of Jesus after his horrendous death at the hands of Rome. At

Posted in Days of the Church, Easter, Eastertide, Pastoral Prayer, Prayers, Seasons of the Church

Speak Our Name, In-Courage Us

Mysterious One, We sit now before the open tomb.You have done the inexplicable.The world is not as we thought. In the silence of the garden,our humanity – our grief, anxiety, our hopes, and confusion – swirl about us. [SILENCE] As we

Posted in John, John 20, John 20:1-18, New Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Prayers

Truth in a Time of Mistrust and Mythology

The journey continues.  We continue putting one step in front of the other.  Our mind wanders. Our thoughts drifts as we seek to make sense of a world of conflict and mistrust. We put one foot in front of the

Posted in Days of the Church, John, John 18, John 18:28-40, Lent, Lent 4, New Testament, Seasons of the Church

Denial, Fear, Yet Continuing

The journey continues.  Already, we’ve hit some bumps. Already, there are unexpected curves. Think back to past trips completed.  We had some tough times, kept going, and found hope in Christ’s teachings. Sometimes we had no idea what to do

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 18, John 18:12-27, Lent 3, New Testament, Seasons of the Church

A Prayer in a Time of War

God of Humanity and Creation, We turn to you aware that you share our heartache about the many schisms in our nation and world. We ask for healing that we might cease fighting and arguing over the inconsequential and keep

Posted in Pastoral Prayer, Prayer of the Day, Prayers

Rooted in the Spirit, Open to New Paths (Call to Worship)

The journey begins again.  Pack your bags. What shall we carry? Take the memories and stories Of those who came before. Then why do we go? We go because now is not then. We go because God beckons us. Why

Posted in Call to Worship, Lent, Lent 1, Seasons of the Church

Breath & Spit

So YHWH fashioned an earth creature out of the clay of the earth, and blew into its nostrils the breath of life. And the earth creature became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 IB) Breathe into me, O God. Breathe life

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 9, John 9:1-41, narrative lectionary, New Testament

An Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Gathering

Opening Words Recognizing we are made of earth and God’s breath, we gather this evening to confess our human frailty while acknowledging the divine within one another. We lay before God the mistakes and choices we’ve made that separate us

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Days of the Church, John, John 10, John 10:1-18, New Testament

Be Nourished & Transformed

“Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”(John 6:35 CEB) Believe. What does it mean to believe? Believe the teachings of Jesus. Is

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 6, John 6:35-59, narrative lectionary, New Testament
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