Monthly Archives: May 2016

A week before the knee replacement – Improv on Philippians 2:5-11

It’s been a long time since this knee could bend at the name of Jesus, or anything else – the challenge to clamber over rocks on a hillside hiking with teenagers in spite of their playlists and texts, the sharp … Continue reading

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Justice and Peace Prayers from Volmoed, Hermanus, South Africa

I share here some prayers from the newly revised Volmoed Retreat Centre prayer book sent to me by Isobel Degruchy. You will find the introduction and then some selected prayers for Wednesdays when the theme is justice and peace. I … Continue reading

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Blessing of Bicycles, Tricycles and Wheelchairs

On May 22 our church in Madbury had a blessing of bicycles,tricycles (big and little) and wheelchairs. Our “regular service” was shortened by fifteen minutes so that everyone could go outside where church members and neighbors waited for a blessing … Continue reading

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Worship Resources for Memorial Day

This is a repeated post from last year for a couple folks who were interested in these worship resources for the American holiday. Prayer for Memorial Day God, we come with Taps in our hearts remembering those who have died … Continue reading

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Four Stories from Stewart Island (Rakiura), New Zealand

Beverley Osborn shares true stories from her home — Stewart Island, Rakiura off the southern tip of the southern island. FOUR STORIES FROM A SMALL COMMUNITY WITH A LOT OF HEART – STEWART ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND A COMMUNITY OF ROUND … Continue reading

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A Trinity Sunday Benediction

May the grace of a baby born in a borrowed cave who flung the aurora borealis and laughed with joy at pterodactyls, the love of a clay-handed potter, who communicates in burning bush and acts like a chicken, and a … Continue reading

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In honor of Daniel Berrigan

        I don’t have to prove my life. I just have to live. Daniel Berrigan He lived — Jesuit, poet, educator, child of Minnesota, brother to five brothers, peace-wager for Vietnam, for Central America, the Gulf War, … Continue reading

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