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Sunday Reflection; January 10, 2016

RIVER OF GRACE (Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22) River of God’s grace, where will you touch us this morning? Through whom, river of grace, will you pour out today? May all God’s children know your gift of acceptance. And may all who seek that strength taste the fullness of joy. Dove of the Spirit, where are…

Sunday Reflection; January 3, 2016

New Year’s Blessing Prayer for Clocks and Calendars by Edward Hays   Holy Creator, you who live outside of time,             and reside in the imperishable moment,             we ask you on the beginning of this New Year             your blessing upon your gift of time. Bless our clocks and watches, you who kindly direct…

Reflections on the Readings; December 25, 2015

In the beginning a silent soundscape, a procession of absolute stillness, unfolding spheres of mystery from veiled unknowable to startling specific, the Word descends embeds, gestates, unfurls as grace upon grace, deep rooted love within love. And so, heaven and earth unite in the Word made flesh dwelling among us. Not then, not now, not…

Reflection on the Readings; December 6, 2015

Advent Hands by Catherine Alder   I see the hands of Joseph. Back and forth along bare wood they move. There is worry in those working hands, sorting out confusing thoughts with every stroke. “How can this be, my beautiful Mary now with child?”  Rough with deep splinters, these hands, small, painful splinters like tiny…

Reflection on the Readings; November 22, 2015

truth? what is truth? kings are old, or dead: dust collecting on history’s bookshelf; so, why would we need kings (or ‘constitutional monarchs’) in this day of ipods/mp3s, lightning fast email, instant connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime in the world? what is truth? truth is a commodity traded to the highest bidder; truth is a…