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The Great Prayer January 23, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster As the snow piles high around us, We remember with gratitude Shelter and food The miracle of substance and survival And we recommit to ensuring such thriving for all. And that is why we gather to worship Gratitude and commitment Delighting in the presence of God [...]

2022-01-25T16:05:32-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People January 9, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, you make us, form us, and call us by name, You see us as we are, beautifully created in your image, Imperfect, human reflections of your divine love. Our words and memories fall short As we try to name your blessings, Blessings which pour over [...]

2022-01-10T15:42:20-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People January 2, 2022

As we awaken to this new day, this new season, this new year: be for us a sacred home. Be for us ancient indwelling peace. Be rest for the weary. Be great stability amid turbulence. Be a guide in the snow-tossed landscape. Meet us in our own wordless silence. Stir us awake to [...]

2022-01-06T15:54:30-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People December 24, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Inspired by Isaiah 9:1–7 Gracious God, On this most sacred eve we are keenly aware of what it means to gather in this sanctuary together. Like Mary and Joseph we come both weary and joyful. Like the shepherds we experience both wonder and trepidation. Like the Magi [...]

2022-01-03T12:00:06-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People December 19, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, creator of  the foundations of the earth and the oceans depths, maker of the dusk and dawn, and the ancient constellations overhead, This Advent season, you lead us nearer to the mystery of the manger, where your love for all is made known. And so [...]

2021-12-22T06:04:02-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People December 12, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster God our Advent hope, we await your Spirit made known in the Christ child, even as we see your ever-present spark spread across the start of this day. You are found infinite within the finite, unchanging within the urgency for change, giving birth as much as [...]

2022-01-14T11:50:29-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People December 5, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, O Gladsome, Joyous Light,In a world that is both hard and holy, messy and miraculous, twice daily you reveal to us a measure of your magnificence when darkness and light embrace and the sky above us radiates with color. You lift our gaze to rejoice each dawn [...]

2021-12-07T06:12:01-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People November 28, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster As autumn leaves anticipate snow, as harvest festivals shift toward the need for winter-warming, as Thanksgiving Day’s gratitude turns to Advent’s spirit of longing, we turn to you, O God. We seek the blessing of the snow after long autumn rain. We seek the blessing of [...]

2021-12-03T11:42:27-06:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|