Another Monday has come, O Lord, and we are unprepared for another week. We’re still feeling the echoes of yesterday’s worship words and feeling the exhaustion of navigating Zoom, or prerecording, or negotiating in person in these lingering days of pandemic. The sighs are deep, our bodies are tired. And, yet, you call us into… Read More
Come, thou fount of every blessing,
you have called us to repentance,
hearing our confessions with a heart of grace.
Lead us out of the wilderness
and into the lifegiving waters, … Read More
Before the beginning of the world, Lord,
you knew this moment would come.
Before the beginning of the world,
you prepared for it …
you called us to follow … Read More
A few days ago, I saw a post in one of the clergy groups that has formed online in response to COVID-19. The post posed the question of preaching on something other than the RCL texts for this week. Since I am in the midst of a series on the Sermon on the Mount, I… Read More
The Spirit blows where it will,
and we do not know where it comes from
or where it is going.
So it is
who is born of the Spirit.
Hear our prayers,
Spirit of the Living God … Read More
and the air is thick with smoke.
Your creatures, great and small,
long to breathe
the breath of new life, Lord.
and the rhetoric is angry. Read More
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! But not quite yet. For church professionals, we first have to endure the hard and holy week leading up to Easter. We live out the mental, emotional, and spiritual drama in real time. On Maundy Thursday, we may wash feet or share Communion, or both (hopefully with some… Read More