Monthly Archives: August 2012

95 days of Pentecost — prayer for Korea as it faces typhoons

Thoughts and prayers go to Korea — North and South — in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven and anticipating what additional damage may come from Typhoon Tembin. I have turned to an earlier book Gifts of Many Cultures — Worship … Continue reading

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Prayer for New Orleans

God who does not speak the language of whirlwind, earthquake or fire, and who names “laughter” a child born when none was forecast, never the destruction of children, call with your still small voice of hope and send the compassion … Continue reading

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August 27, 2012 … 92 days since Pentecost and we are still listening to voices!

Barbara Van Ausdall is a gifted poet, musician and songwriter. A number of her resources are in the book Gifts in Open Hands including the song “Minga” which she wrote in Ecuador with its music based on the word minga … Continue reading

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Collect for a Summer Still Life — Josephine and Koi

Just a small prayer for these late summer days in the Northern Hemisphere. God who wakes goldfish from pond mud and settles on her usual bench the ninety-eight year old woman without teeth who feeds them a hot dog bun, … Continue reading

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August 23 — 88 days since Pentecost — Agape Meal

From England comes a liturgy for an Agape Meal … a meal for the community of love and justice. Graham Sparkes and Anthea Sully have shaped this feast in which the participants eat fruit and drink water. Clearly there could … Continue reading

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August 20, 2012 — 85 Days! since Pentecost! Housewarmings

┬áPeople move. When faith communities have the opportunity to bless a new home with prayer and food and welcome is it an occasion often remembered for years by young and older. Two resources follow. The first is a house blessing … Continue reading

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Improv on Exodus 3

So often I add a piece of my own to this blog on one of the “off-days” … not-Mondays, not-Thursdays, in response to the breaking news, the news we cannot let break us. This morning, it’s scripture — “olds,” not … Continue reading

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Eighty-one days of Pentecost — Zimbabwe Artists for the Environment

Several weeks ago Lance Muteyo offered an invitation to Artists for the Environment in Harare, Zimbabwe. After the event he sent some photos. I share them below and it seems appropriate to see them in the context of Allen Myrick’s … Continue reading

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Seventy-eighth evening since Pentecost … Vesper Words

Today there are some resources from three continents for evening prayer. Choose one or more of these pieces for your own reflection before sleep or for your community of faith. Vespers Gathering Words from Lynne Frith, Aotearoa/New Zealand: One: In … Continue reading

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Seventy-fourth day since Pentecost … they ate together

Our congregation at Madbury United Church of Christ just finished a seven week study based on the curriculum “Just Eating– Practicing our Faith at the Table” created by program partners — Advocate Health Care, Church World Service and Presbyterian Hunger … Continue reading

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