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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|

Prayers of the People August 29, 2021

Prayer by the Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster delivered by Clare Nahrwold and Chris Ottsen, Guest Liturgists God, we are awake. The song of the birds. The song of the sun. The song of our friends. We are awake. Awake, we can trust. Awake, we can pray. Awake, we can offer [...]

2021-08-31T15:54:01-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People August 22, 2021

Prayer by the Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster; delivered by Andy Crossgrove and David Crossgrove, Guest Liturgists As the mystery of summer engulfs us, we remember how fleeting each season of our lives can be, and we are reengaged to be people of gratitude. Thank you God for this fine day. For the gift of [...]

2021-08-24T11:31:01-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People August 15, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Blessed are you, O God, whose strength and loving power encompass the universe, You breathed life into ancient primordial soup, and declared it good. You made covenant with your people, and led them toward fullness of life, Your goodness made known in what some might call small [...]

2021-08-16T16:02:51-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People August 8, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of green pastures, Creator of abundant life, On this Sabbath day we are grateful for your gift of rest, a respite from our daily journeys, for sacred music to lift our hearts, and for poetry and scripture to nourish our souls. We remember silently the people [...]

2021-08-14T07:54:07-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|