Narrative Lectionary: Perplexed, Afraid, and Amazed (Luke 24:1-12)

Luke 24:1-12 is just the beginning of the story. The Word is told, it is shared, before it is experienced. It is heard before it is understood. Jesus’ followers have been told the Good News; and shortly they will see and experience the resurrected Jesus themselves. They have been telling Good News and soon they will be living into (but not solving) the mystery of the resurrected life, of new life. Read More

Worship Words: Transfiguration Sunday (2/14) and Ash Wednesday (2/17)

Are you looking for some liturgical language that helps express where we are in these days? Here are some offerings from around the RevGals community, for you to use or adapt. Please give credit in video descriptions or manuscripts, but no verbal attribution is necessary.  TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY Prayer: Glory, by Christine Jerrett, posted on Christine… Read More

Worship Words-January 17, 2021

What a time to be planning worship! May God grant you words and actions to both express/name what is and to call/proclaim what God wills to be. Feel free to use/read/adapt with credit to the listed author and revgalblogpals.org 1A.Opening Prayer by Barb Hedges-Goettl (GATE-L) O God, in this time of change and challenge, we… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Who’s in Charge?

Photo credit: © 2017 Blueprint Church – All Rights Reserved from https://www.blueprintchurch.org/series/imago-dei. Last Sunday I preached on the Narrative Lectionary, which took up the large swatch of Mark 12:1-17 with the stories of the wicked tenants (who kept beating & killing the vineyard owner’s representatives) and the paying of taxes to Caesar. There are a… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: More Than Thoughts and Prayers

The Pastoral is Political: More Than Thoughts and Prayers. Is your heart sore? Is your carpal tunnel kicking in from writing to people trying to instigate action? Are you tired of having the same conversations—the ones resulting in no change? Are you losing sleep trying to figure out what else you can do and/or how… Read More

Sunday Prayer for 7/28: Bless this church this day, O God.

Bless this church this day, O God. Inspire all worship. Meet each person. Empower each word. Inspire each prayer. Lift each song. Open each ear.  Fill each heart. Feed each person. Bless this church this day, O God. Inspire all greetings. Welcome each visitor. Comfort        each weeper. Share with each rejoicer. Parent… Read More