Monthly Archives: July 2014

You are not the God of those who Murder — Prayer from Argentina

Gerardo Oberman’s powerful prayer comes to me with Robert Jordan’s translation. A gift, an affirmation, a truth we know so deeply but do not often speak. You aren’t the God of those who murder God of streams and deserts, God … Continue reading

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In memoriam Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel, Muhammed Abu Knedir (Genesis 25 – 32)

Perhaps it is in the nature of youth, especially siblings, to push and tug, to fling stones and shout over birthrights and blessings. Why not? They watch the old, supposedly wise among us take sides for self-interest, use them in … Continue reading

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Two liturgical poems from Aotearoa

Erice Fairbrother of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends two poems which are for the gathered community or the indiviudal. Erice offers this introduction to the first one. Here is a poem – thinking of the frailty of relationships, how easy … Continue reading

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Mark 10:13-16 for the United States

Little children were coming from the triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras — many with only their birth certificates and there were authorities and politicians who wanted to turn away this “surge,” saying maybe these children have measles or lice. … Continue reading

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Improv on Deuteronomy 26 for US Independence Day

on this weekend when many of my friends become naturalized citizens, and others live in fear of Immigration When you come to the land where God is calling you to settle in and find an apartment and a job and … Continue reading

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Call to worship, invocation, prayer for illumination

Some liturgy for public worship, or perhaps simply for your personal prayers. First is a call to worship “for communion as a picnic” by Dee Ledger. Following are two prayers by Todd Jenkins … an invocation and a prayer for … Continue reading

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“When on the earth…” new hymn lyrics for hospitality

I have been on vacation for two week’s without access to Internet. While I was gone John Danner sent these wonderful hymn lyrics that connect to Matthew 10: 40-42 which was the Revised Common Lectionary text for last Sunday. I … Continue reading

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