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Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost 2

Posted by on May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost 2

Read today’s lectionary Pentecost! A day of wind and flame as we celebrate the dramatic way the Holy Spirit was poured out for all people. When we speak of wind and flame or fire, we speak of things that can disrupt. A fire can bring cozy warmth to an evening when people gather around a fire pit, but we’ve seen the ravages of wild fires in California and terrible fires this week. A gentle...

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost 1

Posted by on May 30, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost 1

Our journey toward abundant living is like walking a spiritual labyrinth repeatedly from an ever deepening inner space. We walk toward the center to be transformed by God’s love; then we walk outward to transform our small space in the world by reflecting God’s love. There is no intention to trick us or get us lost along the journey But there is mystery. Always mystery. And awe. And amazing...

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Sunday, May 24, 2020 – Prepare to Be Patient

Posted by on May 23, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020 –  Prepare to Be Patient

…he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. (Acts 1.4) Read Acts 1:1-14 and Luke 24:44-53 “Prepare to Be Patient” – this is the headline of an article in a magazine that was left open on the kitchen table. Prepare to be patient? That caught my attention. Had I left one of my “church” magazines open and missed that title? An article...

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Sunday May 17, 2020 Divine Indwelling

Posted by on May 16, 2020

Sunday May 17, 2020 Divine Indwelling

The Divine Indwelling * Today’s lectionary readings In God we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17.28a) …because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you. (John 14: 19b-20) I invite you to take some time to read and pray the prayer from the United Methodist Book of Worship. Each phrase has depth of meaning that might elude a...

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Sunday, May 10, 2020 Abiding Places

Posted by on May 9, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020 Abiding Places

Please read the lectionary for today. Hymn for the day: Gather Us In, verses 1, 2, 4, The Faith We Sing #2236, Marty Haugen Gather us in! Out of darkness into marvelous light… Wouldn’t that be marvelous – to gather again! This hymn is one of my favorites, and on the mornings when we are gathered in the sanctuary just as the sunlight comes through the windows, my spirit gets an extra boost!...

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