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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

#peace and #advent #prayer

Prayer of Confession: Lamb of God, we confess that we do not always do peace well. We confess that we are not always the instruments of the kingdom. Reshape us, Lord. Mold us from swords into plowshares, makes us the tools of your peace through the planting of seedlings of hope, joy and love where … 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

The Anglo-American, Caucasian #Christmas, War on #Christmas & #Starbucks Coffee

Sarah Ross Apparently Starbucks selling coffee in plain red cups is seen by some as another sign of the so-called “War on Christmas.” And rightly so. How dare they crowd out Advent and Christmas with the color reserved for Pentecost? I only drink liturgically correct coffee. (Above is a light-hearted post from a colleague of … Continue reading

#Adventus 3, 4 #CrimingWhileWhite

“Am I my brother/Sister’s Keeper” Genesis 4:9 In the Bible “Keeping” someone is a broad topic. It includes caring, loving and doing justice on that person’s behalf. Thus we give as a blessing “The Lord Bless you and keep you” It is a good question, am I my brother’s keeper?….but it hints at the deeper … Continue reading

Adventus 2

In the Begining God Created….Genesis 1:1 Sparkles: the perfect balance of light and darkness I be God sparkles

#Adventus Day 1

Prepare the Way of the Lord–Mark 1:3 Snuggles………. How many times do I prepare for things? I clean, I mix things up, I run errands… And yet, when I prepare my child for things I talk to him,  I make pictures and tell stories about that which we are waiting for, and I snuggle him, … Continue reading

Christmas: What if we just owned it?!?

The elves are starting. Many parents do the elf on the shelf thing (Not me, Advent is busy, and we find them creepy although lots of parents do a good job) or even the kindness elves. Christmas flyers are being sent out, and of course retail has been talking Christmas forever Tumblr is starting to … Continue reading

My Santa Hat

My Santa Hat is older than my children. I got it the first year of college at Oberlin. At that time, I realized three things 1. I missed my family and church (the churches were CRAZY as a result of 9/11 and I couldn’t find a good one) 2. I wouldn’t be able to do … Continue reading

Christmas Books: Classics, Children’s, Adult’s, Books you didn’t know were about Christmas

Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy over and over again!     A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Ever actually read the book? Its a good read out loud Tale.           The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. … Continue reading

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