Monthly Archives: April 2014

Earth … season, US and Aotearoa, New Zealand

Doxology, Earth Day Praise God, above and all around, Praise God, who is our steady ground, Praise God, who speaks in ev’ry sound, The One in whom all love is found. – John H Danner Morning Karakia (Maori word for … Continue reading

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Today there is a new saint

Pray for Maren Sanchez, Connecticut martyr, but perhaps not a national cause, after all she was only one school girl – not twenty, and she was stabbed – not a rallying grief for gun control advocates. She never wore the … Continue reading

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An aviary gloss on Mark 14:72

We are the cocks crowing – we clergy. It doesn’t really matter what we say in all the sermons we plan so long and shape so carefully to inspire, not to offend, and to illuminate the old stories. We need … Continue reading

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Two poems from South Africa

Isobel DeGruchy writes: I wrote an Easter poem this morning, having in mind largely those who neglect Easter these days. In SA Good Friday and the Monday after Easter are Public Holidays so we do have the problem of a … Continue reading

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After the ecstasy comes the laundry, Call to worship … From the Psalms to the Cloud

One of my favorite after-Easter lines by Ken Sehested: One: Listen up, you heralds of hope: Hear the cheer of angels for your big, bold, even brassy acts of courage. Don’t back down from the chance to be audacious, bodacious, … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen — Affirmation from Mexico

A gift from Joel Elí Padrón through Red Crearte for your Easter and may joy surround you! CHRIST IS RISEN Each time we respect ourselves Each time we join in solidarity and offer our hands to help Each time we … Continue reading

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Fractured parables — Lenten post 7

The concluding of this Lenten devotion for 2014. Thank you for reading. Praying the parables – April 14, 2014 Gospel of Thomas 97 — the woman with the jar of meal Jesus said: The kingdom is like a woman carrying … Continue reading

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