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Meditation: where God dwells

2 Samuel 7:1-10; Ephesians 2:17-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The lectionary readings set for the week do something a little strange when it comes to the good news that we have been following in the Gospel of Mark: they scoop out the middle of the story (the feeding of the 5000 and […]

Where God dwells

Resources for Proper 11B Part One: In Our Worship 1. Welcome and notices 2. Opening prayer from The Celtic Psalter My dear King, my own King, without pride, without sin, You created the whole world, Eternal victorious King. King of the mysteries, You existed before the elements, before the sun […]

A winter blessing

Written  by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr in a contemplative and challenging journey through the seasons of life. *** Blessed are you, winter, dark season of waiting, you affirm the dark seasons of our lives, forecasting the weather of waiting in hope. Blessed are you, winter, you faithfully guard a […]

Divine DNA

*a prayer inspired by Psalm 139* Lord, You know everything there is to know about us. You perceive every movement; You are present in every moment: Your Divine DNA woven into us within our mother’s womb as You shaped the delicate inside and the intricate outside and knit them all […]

A season for snuggling

*a winter prayer* O extraordinary God who reaches into the ordinary moments of our days and nights, with such tender, transforming touch: smoothing and shaping, healing and breaking, soothing and stretching, warming and pruning, I give You thanks and praise for this changing season which invites me to snuggle and […]

Forgive our sins we pray

While it’s been almost a year since we made the move to a new country and a different denomination, one of the constant thrills has been discovering new music (complemented by the comfort and familiarity of having many of the hymns I grew up with as a child included in […]

Quote: Trinity

“What the doctrine of the Trinity is telling us is that God is fundamentally a relational being… The Father, Son and Spirit live in conversation, in a fellowship of free-flowing togetherness, and sharing and delight – a great dance of shared life that is full and rich and passionate, creative […]

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 […]