Monthly Archives: January 2013

Transfiguration Liturgy

Kenneth C. Wells of the United States has these wonderful resources for Transfiguration included in the anthology Before the Amen — Creative Resources for Worship (Tirabassi and Tirabassi, Pilgrim Press, 2007). Opening Prayer Every morning we climb from our slumber … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Liturgy from Aotearoa / New Zealand

As we plan for Transfiguration Day, these liturgical resources — Call to Worship, Prayer and Blessing by Elaine Bolitho from Aotearoa / New Zealand lift up our spirits before we turn to the journey of Lent. Transfiguration Sunday Let’s go … Continue reading

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Liquid, fragile, perishable, or potentially hazardous

In the United States whenever a person brings a package to the post office to send, the postal workers ask one question. There are signs all over the place … you cannot ship snakes, bombs, blood, illegal drugs or fireworks. … Continue reading

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Three Prayers from South Africa

This morning I share three poems from Isobel de Gruchy a wonderful poet and liturgist from South Africa. Morning Prayer As I open the door and step out into a new day, Father/Mother God, be there with me: To guide … Continue reading

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Attend to the Earth — it is Summer in Argentina

We attend to the earth in all seasons but the earth is more invitational in the summer months. I am writing from the northern hemisphere and this reflection on scripture by Gerardo Oberman of Argentina (English translation — Katie Fiegenbaum) … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend memory

Mine was a typical United States family. Two of my mother’s relatives fought for the Union and two of my father’s for the Confederacy during the Civil War. My grandmother’s best friend was an ex-slave, Miranda Russell, and Grandma named … Continue reading

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Stewardship and Sharing — from Venezuela

Elida Quevedo of Venezuela has created a day’ retreat focused on stewardship and sharing that can be adapted to an evening program or a youth or intergenerational event. She invites creativity with music and with art.  Order for a Retreat … Continue reading

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Hymn for Right Relations between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Peoples

I share today a hymn freely offered by Read Sherman that honors Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat nation. First the hymn, then I share portions of the two letters in which it was imbedded for me the first from … Continue reading

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Improv on Howard Thurman’s “The Work of Christmas”

Howard Thurman The Work of Christmas When the song of the angel is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks — The work … Continue reading

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Two faces of January — reflecting backward, looking forward, Aotearoa and Canada

Janus two face Some see this as the beginning of an Epiphany season, a season of revelation, others as the beginning of Ordinary time, a settling in to the changed life of small awarenesses. And the month itself carries this … Continue reading

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