Monthly Archives: April 2020

Guest post — Blessing for a Home, Janeen R. Adil

I am grateful to Janeen R. Adil for this house blessing … may this be a blessing on your home and yours and yours and yours … To Bless Your Home May your home always shelter you, and may you … Continue reading

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Spring and I think of Robert Frost …

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, or a mask or a lockdown, unless they’ve made it themselves across the southern border or the north to keep those Canadians with all their healthcare out. And Robert Frost who knew … Continue reading

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Blessing this complicated life

Alice asked me last week, “Do you have a poem about trying to help a child figure out the volume of a prism while trying to plan worship at the same time?” I think about my week — when Earth … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Calling All Contemplatives: Mystics, Ministers, Intercessors, and Dreamers! Love in the time of Covid-19, Elaine Gaetani

Calling All Contemplatives: Mystics, Ministers, Intercessors, and Dreamers! Love in the time of Covid-19 Rev. Elaine S. Gaetani Elaine Gaetani has shared this extraordinary call to us all in the midst of this time. Elaine is a UCC Pastor, Spiritual … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 84 (with just a touch of 100 and 122) A Lament for Worship in the Temple …

How lovely is your sanctuary, our sanctuary, O God. My soul longs for the pews or chairs for the clear windows to the world around or glass in sparkling color that tells the sweet old stories. My heart and my … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak, 2020

Ramadan Mubarak, my neighbors, even in this season of coronavirus and shelter in place. Deep goodness in the fasting and the prayers of day. May the beauty of Qur’an in virtual recitation be a guide in all your living. May … Continue reading

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Earth Day, 2020

A bird wakes me and it is Earth day. It is the fiftieth one, and on every one of them I have been doing something. Today I am only listening. I planned to write a celebration, but instead I am … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for May 3, 2020, often called Good Shepherd Sunday

This is a service for those who want to share Communion in an online community during a time of quarantine // lockdown // shelter in place. It is a simple service which begins with an announcement on Sunday, April 26 … Continue reading

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Prayer for Yom Hashoah

G-d, I remember my father’s remembering of liberating Dachau prison camp, and his last words always — may this never happen again. Others remember the stories of family, the words of a teacher, and a few are alive who remember … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Nova Scotia Shootings

God, in a time of viral death we are unprepared for violent death in a time when we are taught that staying-at-home is safest, we are shocked by invasion of home, and death on the city street, and what is … Continue reading

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