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Litany of Lament

written by The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster For two voices and a bell. There comes now, a collective global groan, uttered at times to no one, that ascends to the ears of God. Hear our cry for help, O Holy One. BELL Hear our cries, united by the constant, vexing, unearned [...]

2020-07-30T03:35:51-05:00Church Stories, Worship|

Only the Lonely

Quarantine.  Isolation.  Social Distancing.  Six Feet Apart.  No Visitors. Last Goodbyes on Facetime.  The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg One of the sadder and crueler repercussions of the coronavirus lockdown is that it has exacerbated a pre-existing condition for many Americans. Before the virus struck, there was already an epidemic of loneliness [...]

The Holy Work of Loving God and Neighbor

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster On a typical Confirmation Sunday, there are a thousand tangible instructions: sit, stand, walk, go, sing, speak. People ask, "What should I wear?" Family travel from sometimes literally across the globe (as near and far as France, Spain, Australia, Boston, Denver, Florida, Lake Forest, and Warwick [...]

2020-05-02T16:31:45-05:00Church Stories, Confirmation, Worship|