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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Romans 8:25 If we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Spiritual Practice: Waiting There has been a collective, global waiting these last 13 months. Not that our waiting has been “quietly sitting in the waiting room.” No, our [...]

2021-04-13T05:39:12-05:00Immersed|

Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Monday, April 12, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Psalm 62:1 Let every living thing praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Spiritual Practice: Centering Prayer In a 2018 publication, my worship professor Cláudio Carvalhaes wrote, "Our worship is our wireless connection with one another, bodies next to bodies, connected by something that is fully [...]

2021-04-12T04:53:32-05:00Immersed|

Prayers of the People April 11, 2021

God of this day. God of sunrise and rainstorm, God of sanctuary and living room, we praise you. We praise you, even in the impossibility and struggle, for we know you are there when the days are long, and the nights are hard, and intensity is on the rise. You are there when we [...]

2021-04-13T14:10:59-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Sunday, April 11, 2021—Confirmation Sunday Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Proverbs 20:5 Advice comes from the deep waters of the heart; those with understanding can draw it out. Spiritual Practice: Mentoring Today is Confirmation Sunday, a day that cannot come about without mentors (livestream Confirmation Sunday worship today starting at 8:30 a.m.) It takes [...]

2021-04-11T06:50:44-05:00Immersed|

Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Saturday, April 10, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Jeremiah 30:1−2 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.” Spiritual Practice: Journaling There is something powerful in writing down [...]

2021-04-10T00:25:42-05:00Immersed|

Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Friday, April 9, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Psalm 23 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Spiritual Practice: Labyrinth Prayer Whether you’ve been to the labyrinth in the church front yard, or to the stone labyrinth at [...]

2021-04-08T04:32:39-05:00Immersed|

Engaging with a Spirit of Repair

Youth Guidance’s Programs BAM (Becoming a Man) and WOW (Working on Womanhood) In his letter to the White community of Birmingham Dr. King declares that now is the time for action against social, legal, economic, and personal racism, both intended and unintended. Almost 60 years after that speech we will discuss the challenges [...]

2021-04-09T14:02:24-05:00Adult Education, Racial Justice|