Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pentecost ideas and some humor from New Zealand

Friends Heather Kelly and Beverley Osborn share some ideas and some humor in Pentecost planning. Pentecost Ponderings by Heather Kelly Call to worship The Bible tells me I should hold a sword. The dictionary tells me a sword is a … Continue reading

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Beatitudes for Gender Minorities

Because I spent Lent writing beatitudes and blessings for many concerns, I was invited to write Beatitudes for LGBTQ folks meeting for an Open and Affirming¬† Convocation in Framingham, Massachusetts, this coming May 18. Thank you for letting me share … Continue reading

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A Letter to My American Friends from Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili

Historically Chechens and Georgians have been enemies. Our enmity was heightened by their religious difference as Muslims and Orthodox Christians respectively and also by brutality committed by Chechens in recent wars in Georgia. ¬†When the refugees fled Russia during the … Continue reading

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Earth Day — Post 2

Elaine Bolitho of Aotearoa, New Zealand writes a reflection for the beginning of Creation Season which occurs in September. How beautiful and appropriate it is for Earth Day. God has a place for each of us – finding our place … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 23 for Good Shepherd Sunday, 2013

You, O Shepherd, are my first responder, in disaster I am not alone. You make me lie down on a gurney. A sip of water, and an IV in my arm refresh me. With defibrillator and CPR you restore my … Continue reading

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Earth Day — Post 1

Two postings for Earth Day. The first “Earth Day Psalm” which is also an Earth Day lament was sent in completely as a gift by Linda Curtis-Stolper from the United States. The second is by Pat Rodgers of Canada and … Continue reading

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Blessings New Zealand

Congratulations as New Zealand has joined the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark in recognizing same-sex marriage. Wednesday lawmaker Tau Henare extended a greeted people of all sexual identities, “My message to you … Continue reading

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