The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, […]
Another week, another disaster. This week, it was human-made as 59 people were killed and nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas. As I’ve observed before, we are so creative in […]
So when the king’s order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in the citadel of Susa in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken […]
A Prayer of Adoration and Confession from Ephesians 4:1-6 Jesus, our Rock and our Refuge, we come to you in prayer. As the many members of your Body, we bring […]
Last week’s lectionary brought us both the Beatitudes and Micah 6:6-8. Since I preached on the Beatitudes, I chose to pray Micah 6 (my prayer based on the Beatitudes […]
This Table is meant bring us into communion, and we don’t get to choose who eats here.
O LORD, do not rebuke us in your anger, or discipline us in your wrath. Be gracious to us, O LORD, for we are languishing; O LORD, heal us, for […]
Pastoral prayer from this week, reflecting on Psalm 23. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still […]
God of our salvation, we will still ask, “How long?” but regardless of your response, let us also respond with praise for your faithful and eternal love.
Prayers of the People from Sunday worship: Lord, we gather in your presence just as the multitudes did so many years ago on a hill in Galilee. We gather not […]