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A Voice Is Heard in America

A Time of Lament  A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and wailing. It’s Rachel crying for her children; she refuses to be consoled, because her children are no more. (Jeremiah 31:15 CEB) A voice is heard in America, weeping and

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Posted in Call to Worship, Interfaith Children's Sabbath, Invocation, Jeremiah, Jeremiah 31, Jeremiah 31:15-17, lamentation, Old Testament, Special Times, Uncategorized

Where is the love?

When our neighbors live on the street wandering from place to place… where is the love? When powerful men use their power for sexual favors… where is the love? When our neighbors turn to narcotics because life holds so little

Posted in After a Tragedy, Amos, Amos 5, Call to Worship, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Special Times

Litany of Installation of a Lead Pastor

Covenant of Installation The Presentation The Search Committee of the Albany First Christian Church is pleased to present the Rev. ____________  for installation as our Lead Pastor. Though we are gathered today to install _________, other members of the ministerial

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

Text Mark 6:31-34 & Mark 7:24-30 I love my dog. under covers kiss his head Dogs were not pets “Dogs, a highly insulting name, dogs were regarded as shameless and unclean” (Jewish Annotated NT) rats? Region of Tyre Gentile area bordering Judea

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Posted in Departure of a Pastor, Mark, Mark 6, Mark 6:31-34, Mark 7, Mark 7:24-30, New Testament, Philippians, Philippians 1, Philippians 1:3-6, Sermon, Special Times

Litany of Release & Farewell

Litany of Release & Farewell  Moderator We began our journey together on _______ when __________ called __________ to serve as Pastor. Pastor I have been blessed by each of you, by those who are unable to be with us today, and by the

Posted in Departure of a Pastor, Special Times

A Prayer for Today

Sacred Wholeness: Inspire our hearts, feet, & hands to be your expansive love in the face of hostility and hatred and fear. Help us to retain your essence of compassion and favor for those on the margins. May we embrace

Posted in Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:14, Esther 4:14-17, Luke, Luke 12, Luke 12:22, 25, 31, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Special Times

A Prayer for the Snowbound

When the troubles come, and we struggle just to connect… When we yearn for movement, and we are snowed in so deep… When the simple, has become a chore… We rightly cry out to you, “Enough! Stop it! Why me?”

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