Invitation to be Raised by Rev. Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl) appreciated. Luke 24:1-12 and Psalm 118: 17, 21-24 or Psalm 118:20 Call to Worship/Opening Prayer Option A: Gospel Bring us to your place of resurrection, Lord. Perplex us. … Continue reading
Links of Prayer Resources for Lent. A broad number of prayers from a variety of pastors/denominations. All variations of theology and kinds of prayers were accepted to show the vast richness of God’s work. These prayers are meant for personal spiritual practice or for congregations who follow the narrative lectionary. They include a Call to Worship/Opening … Continue reading
Because God loves the world, this impossible world
Humans visit Hell all too frequently Continue reading
Well, I have finished my clothing fast (which was supposed to only be 10 items of clothes, but due to clothing that looks alike was prob really 12 or 13) I just read an article about a woman who wore the same outfit to her office everyday. Clothing can help you look dependable. Its easier … Continue reading
Christ is Risen Christ is Risen, Indeed! What a funny recitation, its as if we don’t believe eachtother that Christ was resurrection, as if its a surprise to us. Its only sort of a surprise, it reminds me of a Stenta Surprise ( my husband and various members of that family) The Stenta side of … Continue reading
And then all the Christians looked at the church, the pitifully empty pews, and asked each other. Where have all the people gone? But the real question they were asking was where is Jesus? Akin to finding the empty tomb, we can see the emptiness, the absence……and we say to one another “‘They have taken … Continue reading
Funny thing about pastoring, a way to make your job easier is to be emotionally calibrated to the season…i.e if you are “feelin” Thanksgivingy around Thanksgiving, you will be a better pastor, ditto with Easter, Christmas, etc…..I love my job. I am in essence paid to “do the holiday thing”!!!! YAY
“So I’ve been at this Christianity lark for ten months now. The first eight months or so were all about the run up to Lent and Easter—Christmas is fine, Christmas is all jolly, except for the long shadow of events to come—Easter, I was worried about Easter. But I got through that and . . … Continue reading
Just a quick disclaimer: The following poem includes rather strong language. Something I think goes well with Easter. For Lent I gave up swearing … well almost. A Homily for Easter by David R. Henson Goddamn evil Goddamn abuse Goddamn injustice, slavery and rape. Goddamn racism Goddamn war Goddamn that strange fruit of bigotry and … Continue reading
John 21:1-19 is about Jesus’s Abudent Grace–You might think that its about Peter’s need to be forgiven 3 times, but I see it as ever so much bigger. Jesus is abundent, so much so, he equals and exceeds our need for forgiveness…this is where love gets scary folks, because God know every single sin, and … Continue reading
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