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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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Re-membering in Discordant Times

May we re-member in this discordant time that we are all One. Move us to act as One, humbly and resolutely calling out injustice. Give us the courage and passion to build a world in which all share in power

Posted in Elections, Prayer of the Day, Special Times

How Long, O Lord? A Sermon in a Rural County Following the Election

Isaiah 6 We must hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. –Karl Barth Election numbers County 2/3 State 40% National slightly less than 50% Protests across cities Fringe Trump supporters overtly threatening We are a

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Posted in Elections, Isaiah, Isaiah 6, Sermon, Special Times

Before the Ballots: A Liturgy

Prayer & Meditation for Wholeness  Statement of Purpose We gather as a people beleaguered by too much shouting, discord between neighbors, and an earth in need of healing grace. The noise makes it hard to find the divine path. It distracts and

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Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:13-26, Elections, Interfaith, Liturgy, New Testament, Special Times
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