Ok folks, this is the question burning in my soul. If you believe in God and God’s call, and also see the church as diminishing, then, to me, this is the ultimate question. If we can figure out why God is calling pastors, we can figure out what God is calling pastors to…(hint: Its probably … Continue reading
Maybe church doesn’t have to be the most important thing for people. Maybe making the most of the sliver of commitment some people are able to give church participation is as defensible an approach to ministry as continually looking for ways to deepen peoples’ their commitment, measured mostly in the number of church activities they … Continue reading
For me mother’s day is getting up around 6am to help my children get ready for church. I get their clothing (laundry being the only thing my husband doesn’t like to do AT ALL). I actually had laid out our clothing the night before, but my leggings for under my tunic on a rainy day … Continue reading
O Creating God who loved us into being, we your sons and daughters praise you. When we fall, you lift us up, when we fail you restore us, when we are wounded you nurse us, when we grieve you weep with us, when we celebrate you laugh with us. But sometimes we don’t reach out … Continue reading
This year my eldest is 8 so when we explained the presidential election, we had a lot of discussion about voting for the person who would be best for everyone, not just me. We explain that greed/selfishness is about valuing oneself over the community, talk about a heave conversation. Here in Acts 5:1-11 you have stories … Continue reading
Faith is opening oneself up to interpretation. Laying your whole being and existence of the line in order to interpret the who of oneself the why of existence the where to now of being These interpretations are done, usually, using a text, speaking from the Presbyterian perspective that text is the Bible, followed by the … Continue reading
Holy Jesus, how can we not recognize you? How can we have celebrated the resurrection with the women, and yet still the disciples are not yet aware that Easter has taken place. Melt our hearts, O Lord, set us on fire, so we might no longer journey frightened and alone, but know you are more … Continue reading
I love the word Selah, the untranslatable cry to God. We have guesses, but we don’t know exactly what it means For me it translates into the prayer that we don’t know how to pray Selah Its the cry out on Maundy Thursday when Jesus is worried about something that we cannot yet conceive, Selah The … Continue reading
Short Liturgy of the Nails Featuring “Were You There” Continue reading
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Image info (originally found in another language) Invitation to Serve by Rev Amy Fetterman Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Amy Fetterman) appreciated. Luke 22:1-27 and Psalm 34:8-10 or Psalm 34:8 Call to Worship The One who serves has set the table, And…
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