Monthly Archives: December 2012

Epiphany Sunday – 2 — Dedication litany from Indonesia

Sandra Pontoh of New Hampshire and Indonesia offers this Dedication Prayer which can be used for the offering but also as a prayer during any portion of the service on Epiphany Sunday, January 6.It can be effectively used in either … Continue reading

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The star goes ahead of us

Tale as old as time … The little girl who was the Bethlehem star in our Christmas pageant two years ago who led the magi on their wandering, bright in her Belle dress from Beauty and the Beast, and then … Continue reading

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Epiphany Sunday — 1 Call to Worship from Canada

Richard Bott of Canada shares a call to worship for epiphany Sunday, January 6, that sends us East to the magi only to see ourselves in the mirror of Christ’s revelation. On Monday I will post a dedication litany from … Continue reading

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Christmas Poem from Aotearoa / New Zealand

A wonderful element of being members of a worldwide community of faith is the opportunity to witness the Christmas season through the eyes of people all over the planet.  In the southern hemisphere, instead of heading into the often-dreaded dark … Continue reading

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Three Elephants

Shared from Todd Jenkins’ blog with great thanks. Three Elephants Guns don’t kill people, but people with untreated and stigmatized mental illness in a society that glorifies violence and infamy who have easy access to powerful weapons will, too often, … Continue reading

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A Gathering Prayer On A First Winter Morning, December 13, 2012

In the northern hemisphere we have shifted into winter — we have not come to the solstice fully but the weather does not inquire about our calendars. Here is a First Nations prayer from Canada to begin the season. Note … Continue reading

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Prayer after the typhoon for the Philippines

December 19, 2012 O come, O come, Emmanuel, come to typhoon-battered Mindanao, find your manger in the shelters where children live who daily go to the road to beg, and send your angels to sing above the broken coconut trees, … Continue reading

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