Monthly Archives: October 2020

Prayer for Turkey and Greece

God, we pray for the countriesof which Paul wrotethey were one holy Body,sharing honor and sharing weeping,and they were citizens with saintsin the household of God. All their cornerstoneswere shaken by the earthquakeunder the Aegean Sea.As buildings felland floods rushed … Continue reading

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An Advent Wreath Ceremony for 2020

Every home should have a circle with four lights. In some places, hybrid churches some people will be in a church building but always we name that the primary place of claiming God’s light is where each person lives. Four … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Larry Trent, Angie’s Story

I am often the grateful recipient of Larry W. Trent, Minister to Migrants at Westwood Hills UCC Church in Los Angeles. Angie is one of the people he came to know in his ministry with people who are unhoused. He … Continue reading

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Guest Post for All Saints’ Day by Maia Twedt

Maia Twedt writes this … This week marks the 24th anniversary of the birth of my firstborn, Gabriella Peace, who was stillborn at birth but is part of my family and ever part of my life. Since then as a … Continue reading

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Prayer for Utah

God, who writes each of our nameson the palm of your hand,we pray for Utah,and the decision to activatecrisis standard of care. We pray for those whose healthis not improvingand may be taken from intensive care,and for those who are … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for All Saints Day, November 1, 2020

Next Sunday, November 1, is All Saints’ Day and Holy Communion in morning worship. Churches celebrate All Saints in a variety of ways. Some celebrate the memories of people who have died in the congregation for the past year or … Continue reading

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“The Great Commandments” hymn shared by Barbara Messner

The Great Commandments – can be sung to tune Sursum Corda, or Morecambe or Song 24 We’ll love the Lord our God with all our heart:that pulsing source of life with steadfast beatwhich moves our blood to every cell and … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Peace Cathedral Hosts

A Vigil for Peace and Reconciliation between Armenia and Azerbaijan I am so grateful that Malkhaz Songulashvili, Metropolitan Bishop of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, has shared this news article with me as we all continue praying for Armenia and Azerbaijan. … Continue reading

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Blueberry bushes turn red in the autumn

(a gentle rebuttal: Ecclesiastes 12:1-7; Psalm 139:14) I am fearfully and wonderfullymaking myself –I put orthotics in my shoes,a spacer between two of my toesthat are too affectionate,a night guard in my mouthto save the enamel on my teethfrom nighttime … Continue reading

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Pie and Zoom

We meet friends on Zoom,or Facetime or Skype, (something we decidednot to complain about,because too many conversationsare prefaced by digital whining) and this time,instead of a meeting agendafor justice action or worship planning,or a very useful webinar,or even a concert, … Continue reading

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