Monthly Archives: September 2014

September Lament

The frayed end of September is raining out of clouds gray and hung low as urban clothesline near the elevated trains. The traffic on slick pavement is a soft percussive. Dogs come in from walks smelling of wet fur and … Continue reading

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Liturgy for World Communion Sunday, Aboriginal Canadian Thanksgiving

R. Matthew Stevens sends this Aboriginal Canadian Eucharist for Canadian Thanksgiving which is celebrated October 12-13, 2014. The litany of remembering, the blessing of the community, the manner of sharing — all are gifts that well can be used for … Continue reading

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In the Pit, a Call to Worship

Dee Ledger sends this poetic call to worship that she paired with the story of Joseph left in the pit by his brothers to die or to be enslaved. I realized how many other texts would call for such gathering … Continue reading

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Fracking Exodus (Exodus 17)

The people wandered in the wilderness and there was no water, so they cried out for they were thirsty. And they quarreled and they were afraid for their children and the animals for they were very thirsty. Then God sent … Continue reading

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Looking back at a cool summer from the first day of autumn

The thinnest Cheshire smile of September moon hangs in deep blue western sky, or maybe we see a sharp sickle poised above harvest and vee of geese, a curl of pine wood whittled, or a sweet lazy fingernail clipping of … Continue reading

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Before I was 5 — Poem by Erice Fairbrother

Before I was 5 I had heard of Herod and beheading A distant A horror But holy story before breakfast today I heard Of another not distant not a story but an unholy horror and grief unimaginable with no ending … Continue reading

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Intercessions for our Planet, from Aotearoa / New Zealand and from the Republic of Georgia

A gift of congregational prayer from Lynne Frith of Aotearoa/New Zealand One: Let us pray for planet earth and for all living things. We pray that there will be careful use of the earth’s resources, that forests, waters, soil and … Continue reading

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