You call us to be like children ~ Trusting; in need of connection Able to laugh and play; able to rest Thank you, Loving God For holding us close to your heart And for inviting us to let go. Amen and buenas noches ~ ******** Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom… Read More
The sun is setting for the day The shadows are lengthening and blending with the night Creation, knowing when to rest When will we, God? Until we do, we are grateful for the reminders that nudge us deeper into relationship and trust in You Amen and buenas noches ~ ******** Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella)… Read More
we looked for you
and could not find you.
We did not see where you went.
Our faith disappeared … Read More
The Narrative Lectionary runs each year from September to Pentecost which means that the summer break can be spent preaching on other things. One option this year is to spend 6 weeks in the Book of Psalms. We don’t often preach the psalms, usually preferring to sing them instead. In my tradition, we sing many… Read More
Dear God,All the things…all the things to doall the things that could be saidall the things to worry aboutall the things to rage aboutall the things… I would like to finish this prayerby saying that I will entrust them,all of them,to you. But we both know that I don’t have that capacity. It would make… Read More
As the seasons change we continue to wait, to hope, to imagine, to trust and to believe in you, Oh God We believe that there is a time for every season and we’re getting ready and we’re doing the work and we’re building the relationships and we’re refusing to move in a spirit of “business… Read More
It is a new day and I am trying hard to be glad in it The fight for justice continues and I am trying to stay in it The hurt is old and deep and I am trying to heal from it Love abounds but I don’t know how to trust it And in the… Read More
Today I am singing and rejoicing because— We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses Thank you, God! Now, please God, compel us to lean into this promise with hope and trust Compel… Read More
For those of us who mourn deeply and sometimes in secret this season, grant comfort For those of us whose history gets forgotten with holiday cheer, grant justice For those of us who are alone and have been banished from community and table, grant love We need you, O God. For those of us who… Read More
I don’t know about you, but I’m having some difficulty staying focused. There’s the Sunday School plans, the stewardship campaign, the funeral services, the special worship services, the Bible studies, and don’t forget Advent will soon be upon us. And have you completed your review of the draft budget? Oh, and what about sabbatical planning… Read More