Monthly Archives: June 2014

Call to worship and blessings for Trinity Sunday from Aotearoa / New Zealand, Canada and the United States

Elaine Bolitho of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends this blessing for Trinity Sunday. In many ways, such a blessing could be for any Sunday but Trinity Sunday — this year June 15 — is an occasion to reflect on this … Continue reading

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An invocation based on Psalm 8

Aware that next Sunday’s lectionary asks for Psalm 8 (responsive): O God, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Your glory — light-years old in galaxies, is also the waking cry of infants, the “twinkle, twinkle” song of … Continue reading

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Ode’imin Giizis, Heartberry moon — Finding a voice, lending a voice

With this morning, the day after Pentecost, I begin another year of this blog “Gifts in Open Hands: A Blog for a Pentecost Year.” This blog began two years ago as a way to share prayers, poems and liturgical resources … Continue reading

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Risking Pentecost

Words for the morning from Todd Jenkins. To view his wonderful blog go here. When the resurrected Christ ascended, the disciples went into organization mode, promptly replacing Judas as a first order of business. The Holy Spirit broke out, like … Continue reading

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How Pentecost Comes

Here’s the simple side of things. There is a woman who forgets – the deacons’ meeting, her keys, picking up the church poinsettia order. Last Sunday she forgot she was not doing coffee hour — some mistakes are delicious. Someone … Continue reading

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Pentecost Prayers — from Argentina and Canada

Prayers for Pentecost.  The first is from Richard Bott on British Columbia, Canada and it is a prayer with an all ages focus so it is embodied. The second is by Claudia Ursini of Argentina and it is antiphonal — … Continue reading

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Pentecost Prayer — From the Psalms to the Cloud

Sharon Benton of Fort Collins, Colorado, lifts up a Pentecost Spirit, a wild one … Wild Spirit of wind and flame— you whip up our sometimes humdrum lives       from out of their complacency! You fall upon us in unexpected … Continue reading

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