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The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Monday, May 16, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 130 Help, God—I’ve hit rock bottom! Master, hear my cry for help! Listen hard! Open your ears! Listen to my cries for mercy. If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, [...]

2022-05-16T05:47:49-05:00Psalms|

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Sunday, May 15, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes LancasterPsalm 129“They’ve kicked me around ever since I was young”—this is how Israel tells it—“They’ve kicked me around ever since I was young,but they never could keep me down.Their plowmen plowed long furrowsup and down my back;But God wouldn’t put up with it,the One who sticks [...]

2022-05-15T05:29:10-05:00Psalms|

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Saturday, May 14, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 128 All you who fear God, how blessed you are! how happily you walk on his smooth straight road! You worked hard and deserve all you’ve got coming. Enjoy the blessing! Soak in the goodness! Your wife will bear children as a vine bears [...]

2022-05-12T15:31:39-05:00Psalms|

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 127 If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. [...]

2022-05-12T15:24:03-05:00Psalms|

June Town Hall Meetings

Meg Revord, President of the Board We are pleased to invite you to one of several town hall meetings we are scheduling with the Congregation to update you on our Church facility visioning and planning as well as the early stages of our proposed capital campaign. The program will start with a tour of the facilities, then [...]

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Thursday, May 12, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 126 It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations— “God was wonderful to them!” God was wonderful to us; [...]

2022-05-12T06:29:55-05:00Psalms|

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 125 Those who trust in God are like Zion Mountain: Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain you can always depend on. Mountains encircle Jerusalem, and God encircles his people— always has and always will. The fist of the wicked will never violate [...]

2022-05-12T05:39:01-05:00Psalms|

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 124 If God hadn’t been for us —all together now, Israel, sing out!— If God hadn’t been for us when everyone went against us, We would have been swallowed alive by their violent anger, Swept away by the flood of rage, drowned in the [...]

2022-05-11T15:01:02-05:00Psalms|

The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Monday, May 9, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Psalm 123 I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look up to you for help. Like servants, alert to their master’s commands, like a maiden attending her lady, We’re watching and waiting, holding our breath, awaiting your word of mercy. Mercy, God, mercy! We’ve [...]

2022-05-11T13:25:50-05:00Psalms|

A Coincidence at the Grand Canyon

Kathy Evertsberg Hello Friends! My name is Kathy Evertsberg. I'm married to one of the ministers at Kenilworth Union Church. As you can tell, I'm channeling words and looks from my husband while taping this video. He's my videographer, say hello Bill. "Hello Kenilworth Union Church! I miss you!" I'm sitting here [...]

2022-05-10T10:59:30-05:00Church Stories, sabbatical|