Monthly Archives: May 2020

SpaceX

My small grandsons, both less than five years old, are watching the human space launch bright eyes and holding their breath. For them, it is an ultimate adventure. Wow! and called Dragon, too. For us, it symbolizes an escape from … Continue reading

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Burning Bush, Guest Post from India and Aotearoa New Zealand

Two poets who often correspond with me have sent poems, both called “Burning Bush” The photograph is also from Dayalan Devanesen of Chennai, India who sent the first poem and the second poem is by Heather Kelly from Invercargill, Aotearoa … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for June 7, 2020, often called Trinity Sunday

We celebrate the continuation online worship and the sacred trust and truth of Holy Communion as feeding God’s most vulnerable children. This service is written specifically for churches who at this time are resisting the pressure to re-open buildings and … Continue reading

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After the Death of George Floyd

I remember being arrested in Minneapolis. I remember being afraid of the police — feeling their hands, rough and squeezing, and tingling with frustration, (I was the last of eighty-nine) on my upper arms, and my heels bouncing on the … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak sharing the end of Ramadan with our friends in the Republic of Georgia

As together in all the world we wish Eid Mubarak to all at the end of Ramadan and listen to Malkhaz Songulashvili’s service. This has been a truly difficult year for all Muslims to miss the community aspects of this … Continue reading

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Improv on “We are the Church”

The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. Zoom is the church! Youtube is the church! We’re virtu’lly church together. All who follow Jesus … Continue reading

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Some Pentecost 2020 prayers

1) Pentecost us, God, let us learn to conjugate the Spirit, shed the comfortable accents of churchy insider talk, learn to speak digital, worship virtually fit our mouths to something strange, speaking through a mask of love — mostly verbs, … Continue reading

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Prayer for West Bengal and Bangladesh

Comfort your people of West Bengal and Bangladesh who have been torn by the winds, made homeless by the waters, injured by falling buildings and debris, the bridges washed away, coast ravaged, roads blocked, trees ripped up by their roots. … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Michigan Flooding

O Walker on the waters, Healer of our hearts, we pray for all in the midst of the Tittabawasse flooding, and collapse of Edenville and Sanford dams, for in the midst of pandemic people are afraid of the waters and … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Mary Elford on the experience of deafness

Mary Elford wrote these piece from her own experience in October, 1989 and is sharing it with us. It was originally included in “Not all violins” Spiritual Resources by women with disabilities and chronic illnesses, by a group of women … Continue reading

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