Month: June 2011

  • Hand Prayer at the Opening of the Service

    I invite you to take a few deep breaths and relax your body. Play Itunes track ‘ Morning: Good’ by Paul Motian & Anat Fort. Isaiah 2:3 says, Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will […]

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  • Daniel – Living in a Beastly Empire

    The Book of Daniel inspires us with the stories of Daniel and his friends as they unswervingly maintain integrity and faith in their god, the God of Israel, even when facing threats of certain death as they serve in the royal palace of Babylonian Empire. These stories also reveal God as very much involved in people’s lives, sovereign over all things and able to work his will through what sometimes seems like random and chaotic events, even bringing the very one who oppressed Israel and smashed God’s temple to his knees in worship.

  • Pentecost Blessing

    On the day when you are wearing your certainty like a cloak and your sureness goes before you like a shield or like a sword, may the sound of God’s name spill from your lips as you have never heard it before. May your knowing be undone. May mystery confound your understanding. May the Divine […]

  • Prayer for the Walk

    We shared this prayer in our Baptism Celebration this week.. Opening Meditation ‘ Prayer for the Walk’ Play Itunes ‘ Down to the River to Pray’ by Wanda Vick or ‘A New Life’ by Klaus Badelt I invite you to place your feet firmly on the ground. Feel the ground beneath your feet.  Notice your […]