Prayers of the People September 18, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Spirit of the living God, mighty God, prince of peace, we long for you. We gather here under the safe canopy of this Sanctuary to seek your presence and know the peace of your spirit. Be with us now as we pray. Hold our hopes and dreams, our worries and fears, and receive [...]

2022-09-22T04:54:40-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People September 11, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Draw near, O Lord. By day, preside over the busy-ness, the day’s tasks, the responsibilities and endeavors that fill our lives. By night, govern our dreams, hold our worries, give peace to our unrest, entrust us to your safe keeping, and permit the gift of sleep [...]

2022-09-16T09:17:36-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

The Great Prayer September 4, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Clouded, cloudy, ungraspable God, make manifest your presence today. Your spirit woven through life and relationship. Your ineffability unfolding at family gatherings, meals shared, laughter rising to the rafters. Your wisdom interlaced in every conversation, every decision, every creative endeavor, when our own spirit is open to [...]

2022-09-13T05:59:51-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

The Prayers of the People August 28, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Holy one, Architect of Daybreak, who awakens us from the “mansions of the stars” (Diane Ackerman, from poem “School Prayer”), the celestial melody of rest still ringing in our ears; give us daybreak; give us early light; give us delight at the simplicity of breath in [...]

2022-09-01T16:45:34-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

A Wilderness Blessing

Squire Prince Wilderness Blessing God of all creation, light, and life. Lord in the wilderness you met us. In the lack of physical strength your spirit strengthened us. In places of uncertainty you encouraged us. In the space of fear you were the true author of our faith. We thank you Lord, that [...]

The Wizard of Uz Sermon Series

September 11, the anniversary of the most traumatic national event in our lifetimes, falls on a Sunday this year, and that got Katie and Christine and me to thinking about all the evil and malice in God’s good creation.

2022-09-01T11:40:13-05:00News, Worship|

Prayers of the People August 21, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Ineffable God, incomprehensible mystery, we turn toward you, our bodies ready and awake to the possibility of your presence. We go about our daily lives, some days oblivious to your presence, but on a day like today, even walking the dog, preparing breakfast, or the very act [...]

2022-08-23T11:33:17-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People August 14, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of the edges, God of thick darkness and pillar of fire, Your promises outnumber the grains of sand in which we spend summer afternoons wriggling our toes at the edge of the lake, delighting in your creation, resting in your care. -You meet us at the [...]

2022-08-16T15:42:10-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|