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Prayers of the People October 17, 2021

Reverend Christine V. Hides God of wisdom, God of love, God of extraordinary miracles, With thanks for each blessing you have given us: the gift of life, the comfort of family and friends, the provision for our daily needs, we come to you in prayer. For your  Church, Christ’s hands and feet [...]

2021-10-21T05:35:34-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People October 10, 2021

The words and imagery were inspired by Robert Frost's "October" The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of all seasons, we come to you in prayer this hushed October morning where turning leaves and sparkling light reveal a glimpse of your glory. We give you thanks for the land and those who have stewarded it through [...]

2021-10-13T05:53:08-05:00Pastoral Prayer|

The Great Prayer October 3, 2021

The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg We come before you Triune God, in gratitude to glorify you and in humility to plead for your help in our trials. Creator God, we thank you for the brisk breezes of autumn and the hints of gold and amber and rust creeping into the canopy [...]

2021-10-06T08:45:40-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People September 19, 2021

The Reverend Katie Snipes Lancaster God, you are incomprehensible and ordinary, found in the hum of the farthest spinning galaxies as much as the hidden heartbeat within. “All earth’s dust has held life, held soul, is holy” ("Come to Dust" by Ursula K. Ke Guin in her book So Far So Good) and so [...]

2021-09-24T10:37:52-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People September 5, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Some days God, the world finds a hush: some semblances of silence that tunes our spirit to the divine. Some days there is an infinite noise: planes overhead, birds, too. The voices of those with whom we spend our lives. The noise of news, neighbors, intention, [...]

2021-09-08T06:48:02-05:00Pastoral Prayer|

(Re)Birth of the Church

Photo Credit: Isabella Raynal The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster As we finish the summer sermon series on Psalm 23 and look to what's next, I can't help but notice that we're feeling called to that which roots us, grounds us, is foundational. Psalm 23 is the most celebrated of Psalms, so [...]

2021-09-23T10:46:40-05:00Church Stories, Worship|