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Hoops

“God, I’m not sure how many more of these hoops I can handle.” “Why don’t you stop trying to handle things and come hula with Us for a while?!?” AH HA!      

Glory

An opening prayer based on Psalm 29 (The Message) Bravo, God, bravo! All authorities and all angels shout, “Encore!” In awe before Your glory, in wonder before Your visible power. Yahweh Melek*, Yahweh Tsebaoth**, Your voice rolls over the waters like thunder tympanic:  smashing the cedars, skipping the mountain ranges, […]

Trinity Prayer

by Richard Rohr, 2005 God for us, we call you Father. God alongside us, we call you Jesus. God within us, we call you Holy Spirit. You are the eternal mystery that enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things, Even us and even me. Every name falls short of your goodness […]

In harmony

*an opening prayer, responding to the harmony in Psalm 133* Psalm 133 – The Passion Translation A song to bring you higher, by King David How truly wonderful and delightful to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity! It’s as precious as the sacred scented oil flowing from […]

From Sand to Stream

I’m captivated by the selection of Scriptures for this first Sunday in Lent  (lectionary readings) which have much to do with this sacred time of preparation for Easter being a period of promise as  God’s draws ever nearer in the acts of repentance, affirmation, retreat, and testing. Below is an […]

Transfiguring Worship

The texts for Transfiguration Sunday this year expand on last week’s reading concerning God’s constant presence and activity (light) in our lives, focusing on the dramatic interplay between light and dark, veiling and unveiling, sight and blindness:  Psalm 50:1-6 – in both the rising and the setting of the sun, […]

Light Blessings

A Call to Worship/Candle-lighting prayer, including a responsive reading of Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (NRSV)  Blessed be you, O Holy Light-fitter, who set the sun in its proper place and scattered the stars across the skies to brighten up our way (the first candle is lit). Blessed be you, Bright Morning […]

Day Thirty Five: Enter The Mystery

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Embodied God, on the ladder between the home of heaven and earth’s dwelling place, the crack between the worlds, a baby journeyed, belonging to both. Tess Ward Epiphany is the story of the Wise Men – philosophers, astrologers, or mystics – […]