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A Resource:Narrative Lectionary Advent Prayers

Many Thanks to those who have pitched in to write prayers. Page will be edited as more prayers come in. These are resources, seeds and jumping off points. Hopeful they are useful!   Advent 1 Nov 27 Daniel 6:6-27 Daniel in the Lions’ Den Luke 23:1-5 Author: Pastor Andrea Allen Advent theme is “God Makes a New … Continue reading

Prayer at #Christmas

for
the misunderstood, misnamed, misplaces & misgendered… Continue reading

#magi & #cupcakes

Instead of doing the Kings at the end of Epiphany, we are joining them at the beginning of their journey this year. I’m going with the idea that the wise men saw the star and actually made it to Bethlehem when Jesus was a baby (there is an idea floating 0ut there that the “three … Continue reading

Building the #Nativity: (#christmas) Mary & Joseph

There are very few pictures of Mary and Joseph that are not Joseph pulling Mary on the Donkey for Bethlehem. We aren’t there yet, though. Besides, they aren’t Even LOOKING at each other! But I can tell that Mary and Joseph aren’t really pictured before Jesus. Even though, they had some kind of relationship as … Continue reading

#God in the #dark, #bluechristmas Madeline L’engle

“I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God … Continue reading

Christmas Eve Favorites

My favorite parts of this year Christmas eve service are many…but I’d love to name some 1. The children helping to light the advent candle. I did away with pre-planning a family to light candles (who has time to do that? not me, not them) and have been cycling through the children youngest to eldest–without … Continue reading

Explaining #christmas #mystery #joy and Madeline L’engle

“Don’t try to explain the Incarnation to me! It is further from being explainable than the furthest star in the furthest galaxy. It is love, God’s limitless love enfleshing that love into the form of a human being, Jesus, the Christ, fully human and fully divine. Was there a moment, known only to God, when … Continue reading

Christmas Carols Annotated!

Originally posted on katyandtheword:
I like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Winter Wonderland. But…..I prefer Christmas Carols, possibly because they are so seldom played that they are not on the radio and retail venues everywhere… God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: This is not in my Presbyterian hymnal–it is also seriously undersung (ie its considered a…

The Waiting Room: #adoption #narrativelectionary #joseph #christmas

Jesus is adopted http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2259 here is a good resource to start thinking things and another one http://revgalblogpals.org/2014/12/16/narrative-lectionary-dreams-and-adoption-rooted-in-faith/ …but Jesus is adopted by Joseph as scripture describes here This fact is so, so important in understand who Jesus is…..He’s family… NPR recently played Jillian Lauren’s tale of adoption (Full 12min story here) She flew to Africa to … Continue reading

More Christmas Books

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett Susan is totally practical, but since she’s Death’s daughter, she must help to save Christmas (tongue and cheek) Merry Christmas Curious George: Cheering up sick Children! Little Drummer Boy: yep, just like the song The Tale of Three Trees: Three trees tell the full story of Christmas Little House on the … Continue reading

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