Monthly Archives: January 2022

God, Companion (com-panion “with bread)

sung to the tune of “Let us break bread together” Let us take bread together in our we find strength for all the daily tasks. Refrain: When I lift up my heartwith my hopes for the days to come,God, … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for February 6, 2022

This communion liturgy is shared freely to churches that offer online worship and hybrid sanctuaries with some people at home and some people practicing distancing and caution in an indoor or outdoor setting. Feel free to use pieces of this … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso, we pray again

God, All-Compassionate, All-Merciful,we weep again for Burkina Faso,again and again and again –for the months have passedthe sorrow is ongoing,and the coup has happened. We prayed for Christmas cancelled,three years ago.How long, O Holy One? We prayed last summerfor death … Continue reading

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Winter Version of Morning has Broken (Bunessan)

(Hold on to this for six month friends in the southern hemisphere) Morning has woken, like the first morning,Icicles broken, sparkle and shine.Bulbs’ deep creation, bears’ hibernation –Pauses our rushing, blesses our time. Sweet the snow’s new fall, under Orion,laughter … Continue reading

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Praying for our losses of guides

God grant me the serenityof Thich Nhat Hanh,to change the world one petal,one small wakeup, one unwillingnessto worship the finger that points. God grant me the courageof Desmond Tutu,to hold activism and reconciliationin tired but willing hands,change many hearts,write books … Continue reading

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Parable before the Sermon in Nazareth

At breakfast on the Sabbath morningwhen he was going to preachin his home-town synagogue,he looked around the tableat his hovering anxious parents,maybe a couple fragile new disciples,the sunlight streaming in the doorreminding him of the other heritage, and he said, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ukraine (Україна)

“There are ‘no minor incursions and small nations.’”President Volodymyr Zelensky God, of the sparrow falling,the existence of beauty in a field lily,the bread-potential of leavensheltering branches which comefrom the mustardseed,a pearl of great price or single cup of water, and … Continue reading

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Roll the Scroll – Luke 4 for preachers

I am wearing my preaching shoes,with a rainbow of shiny glass jewels,pointed toes, and  the most comfortable soleI’ve stood up in for a long time. You see, we don’t sit downto preach anymore,because pulpits help us get a grip,and maybe … Continue reading

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Prayer after the South Pacific volcano eruptions

God, Giver of calm in all turmoil,we pray for those under ash, steam and gas clouds,and those who feared or experiencedtsunami this weekend, in the wake ofHunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai’s eruptions. We pray for Tonga’s Fonuafo’ou islandnearest to the eruptions,and Tongatapu … Continue reading

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Let’s have fun — Some Southern Hemisphere Winter games, saved to share — Guest Post Rosalie Sugrue

These three were challenges written and published by Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand last June, that she gave me permission to save and share, for yourself or a small group. This kind of fun is what I do … Continue reading

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