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We are deeply disturbed, shocked and grieved.
We struggle with the world that just seems to get worse and worse and worse.
But we come to You in prayer, knowing You are with us, as we
Pray for our city.
Pray for the child who was maced.
Pray for the […]
(Prayer for Mother’s Day at the end of the liturgy)
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
Narrative Lectionary: Church at Corinth, Acts 18:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (Mark 9:34-35)
Stephen is considered one of the first martyrs after Christ. He refused to stop proclaiming the name of Jesus and […]
Blessed are the maskwearers,
who help prevent passing on of illness.
Blessed are the maskmakers,
who are blessing us with their craft.
Blessed are the ones on the front lines,
who are doing their part to slow the spread, care for the sick, and provide emergency support.
Blessed are […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42
Narrative Lectionary: Parables in Mark, Mark 4:1-34 (Psalm 126)
The second of the servant songs of Isaiah, the prophet speaks as Israel, collectively as one in 49:1-7. The prophet speaks poetically of how God has known Israel long before Israel knew themselves as […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30
Narrative Lectionary: Paul’s Mission, Acts 13:1-3, 4:8-18 (Matthew 10:40-42)
During the Easter season, the Revised Common Lectionary focuses on stories from the early church following Jesus’s resurrection and ascension. Dorcas, also known as Tabitha, is given the title “disciple.” She had a ministry to […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11
Narrative Lectionary: Tempted in the Wilderness, Matthew 4:1-17 (Psalm 91:9-12)
The prophet Isaiah declares that God will not remain silent in 62:1-5. The prophet speaks that God is bringing the people who have experienced the hardship of exile into a new time, with […]
God of Life,
We are at a loss of what to say.
There are no words that can bring comfort.
No words that can bring healing.
Nothing we can do that can end the pain so many are experiencing.
O God, we are angry.
Angry that white supremacy and antisemitism […]
Need a Sunday off? Need a creative idea instead of a sermon?
For Labor Day, I’ve designed a Prayer and Reflection service. I have printed the scriptures listed below as an insert in the bulletin, and I will hand out colored pencils. We will read the scripture out loud and invite the congregation to underline, […]
Revised Common Lectionary
Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:15-17; 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
Ascension Sunday: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53
Narrative Lectionary: The Christ Hymn, Philippians 2:1-13 (Luke 6:43-45)
Suggested scriptures for Mother’s Day: Isaiah 66:13 or Isaiah 42:14-16 (see notes below)
Our first […]
Release Date: October 8th, 2019