Morning sun, slow to rise like these old bones of mine with muscle aches from years of life, work, stress, love, time (Holy Week!) cresting the horizon, rising warming, grateful, and sometimes graceful, but always thankful. amen. The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a… Read More
I’m running and running. Like a bad dream. If I slow down my own shaking scares me more. I am running and trying to pray but words have left me—all sucked into fear that the worst is not over. I keep running. My side aches. Still running. The landscape changes. I have run a long… Read More
Joyful Jesus, how long will we run in search of easy answers when the steadfast mountain whispers the lessons of faith to all who are afraid? Read More
We call this Friday good. What does “good” even mean? It’s a word so over- and misused as to be almost meaningless. We sometimes say, “Naw, I’m good” even when we’re dying on the inside. We sometimes say, “It’s good” when we really mean it’s barely good enough. We sometimes say, “Ok, good.” when we’re… Read More
Dear God, A year ago I write a Maundy Thursday prayer when we were just learning how to shelter in place, how to worship in place. I did not imagine that we would still be learning: about hybrid worship, about how to clean the church to Covid-standards between services, about public health and epidemiology. So… Read More
The day almost got away from me, dear God Have I said, “thank you?” Did I love my neighbor? Am I still following Christ to the cross? In these holiest of days, help us to take the time to ask the questions that will bring us closer to transformation. Amen. ************* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks… Read More
God of Peace- In this season of stress, we seek your comfort. In this week of heightened emotions, we look for you to soothe our spirits. Give us the energy needed to endure any challenges this week. Pacify our anxious souls as we care for our congregants and ensure that our worship services engage all… Read More
Thank you gracious Creator for your gifts. Thank you for the minds behind pandemic vaccines. Thank you for music. Thank you for the way the birds sing, heralding the dawn. Thank you for the confusing liturgy of Palm Sunday, for the opportunity to walk once more the road to the cross, to that morning garden… Read More
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!
With all of creation, we shout … Read More
And just like that, Lord,Palm Sunday is arriving again.It’s been a yearSince the last oneAnd we have been inVarying degrees of lockdownFor this whole time There has been no processionInto Jerusalem orAny other placeNo donkeys borrowed for the MasterNo palm branches swayingNo crowds crying their HosannasNo cloaks tossed on the ground But there have been… Read More