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CALL TO WORSHIP: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

At the Last Super. Jesus told his followers not to feel abandoned. He would not leave them orphans; He would always be with them through the gift of the Spirit who would dwell within all humanity. We are all the dwelling place of God’s Spirit, channels of understanding and hope, called to be gentle and […]

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THE BLESSING OF DRAWING NEAR

It is difficult to see it from here, I know, but trust me when I say this blessing is inscribed on the horizon. Is written on that far point you can hardly see. Is etched into a landscape whose contours you cannot know from here. All you know is that it calls you, draws you, […]

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EMPOWERING MUSIC AND PRAYER

This week’s scriptures invite us to open our hearts to God’s indwelling Spirit. The following music has been chosen to strengthen your prayer and contemplation this week. “Spirit Song” “The Lone Wild Bird” The words of this old hymn place us in a bleak environment wherein we are offered the comfort of God’s “Great Spirit.” […]

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A BLESSING FOR EQUILIBRIUM

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul. As the wind loves to call all things to dance, May your gravity by lightened by God’s grace. Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth, May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect. As water […]

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EMPOWERING PRAYER

The Prayers of Thomas, the Apostle Lord, you know me so well, I am realistic, Always protecting my heart from false hope, Often falling into pessimism. And yet, O Lord, I do not struggle to believe. My heart is filled twin emotions — love and fear. My love for you cannot reconcile the way you […]