The Pastor Is Political: Mother’s Day Edition

Ah, Mother’s Day. Another holiday of banal Hallmark cards, rushing to send flowers and gifts, of handing out red and white carnations (red if your mother is alive, white if she’s dead, or is it the other way around?), of asking our mothers in the congregation to stand. In this more-than-one-year pandemic, motherhood is more… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Creator God, Oh Holy One, who loves differences and made the world delightfully diverse, thank you. Help your creature, especially we humans, who fall away from your expansive love for variety and instead treat some people as more valuable than other people. Help us to see the beauty, the grace, the vibrancy, the life! In… Read More

RCL – Easter III

Acts 3:12-19 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The Acts reading picks up just after Peter has healed the lame man at the Beautiful gate, and drawn a bit of a crowd. The crowd is clamoring, questioning, pushing in on one another – And Peter says basically, what the heck is wrong with you?  Peter’s question… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

The sun is settling We say goodnight Days end We say goodbye Adiós To God It’s all good Thank you, God Amen ******* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct… Read More