LENT 2021

LENT 2021

The season of LENT is upon us. Ash Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the Christian calendar because it is stark, simple, and contemplative. No matter how good you are at avoiding or deflecting, you are faced with your reality and circumstances in a powerful...
Christmas Eve Prayers

Christmas Eve Prayers

EXPLANATION Throughout the season of Advent there is a refrain that we repeat in our prayers: the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. This statement, this declaration, about Jesus is something we believe to be true all the time but...
2020 RECAP

2020 RECAP

This is the script I used from the Year-End Family Meeting on Sunday, DEC 20. At the end of every year, over the course of a day or two, Julie and I do an audit of our time. We simply pull up our calendars and scan each month looking for events, both significant and...
Prayers for the President

Prayers for the President

I remember well the multi-hour meeting Canaan and I had at Session Coffee (RIP) during our first year as a church where we wrote the first draft of our Prayers of the People. I had just become aware of this prayer rhythm in Episcopal churches (among other traditions)...
JUSTICE FOR _____________

JUSTICE FOR _____________

God of Justice,We thank you for the justification you have accomplished on our behalf through your son Jesus. Although we do not always observe justice at street level, we know that you have fought for and achieved spiritual and eternal justice for your people. We...
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