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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 […]
Praying While Moving Your Feet: A New Way of Sorrow/Way of Hope
Prayer Stations of Action
These prayer stations are designed, sadly, to be used after another incident of gun violence, because we continue to have them. I’m fed up with writing prayers after these events where children die, so I wanted to create […]
We confess that we have sinned against You, O Lord.
We have valued money over blood.
We decided it is better to have guns for protection at the risk and cost of innocent lives.
We argue for our right to bear arms instead of the right to live.
We have clung to the […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Psalm 25:1-9; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Name is Revealed, Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 (John 8:58)
The people, newly out of slavery in Egypt, complain to Moses in the wilderness that there is no water to drink. So Moses in […]
A Call for Solidarity in Prayer, Courage, and Resources
God, You are not the wind and the waves,
You are in the ease of the wind and the calming of the storm.
God, You are not the terror that strikes our hearts,
You are in the hearts of those who respond to […]
God of the Prophets,
You called upon these ancient ones to speak on Your behalf. You put Your words in their mouths and Your fire in their hearts. They spoke up when the poor were trampled upon. They cried out when the needy were traded for a pair of sandals. They were outraged when there […]