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Like our ancestors’ ancestors’ ancestors did, we bring the green indoors.

For those buried in snow and ice, may the green be a reminder of your warmth and new life, Holy One.

For those surrounded by fire, may your green be cool refreshment, Holy One.

For those stuck indoors, looking out with longing, may your green be a connection with all creation, Holy One.

We bring in the green this time of year for so many reasons, Holy One.  Bless us all we pray.  Amen.


Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at First Congregational Church -UCC in Vancouver, Washington.  She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.

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