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Prayers of the People, June 12, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides This language of this prayer draws on the first three sections of the last chapter in John O'Donohue's book “To Bless the Space Between Us,” which we are using in our summer worship series.   Holy God, deep kindness, compassionate goodness, you dwell within and among us [...]

2022-06-14T22:31:52-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People June 5, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy and almighty God, we lift our eyes to you, our strength our source of  joy. You our keeper have delivered us here this glorious morning, to rejoice in the company of friends and soon-to-be friends, our siblings in Christ. We are overjoyed that you brought us [...]

2022-06-09T09:57:17-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

The Great Prayer May 29, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Before you, O Wellspring of Life, we fall silent. Our words, inadequate to express our hearts, tender and alive to this day. We notice the breath within, the slowing of heartbeat to match the possibility of peace that you place in our midst. Give us your peace [...]

2022-06-01T15:45:42-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People May 22, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster O Majesty, Mercy, and Mystery; may the week culminate in prayer and praise may the day build toward observance and devotion. may this moment draw us into the raw vulnerability of your presence. All week long, we fabricate harsh borders between one another and you. and somehow our [...]

2022-05-24T05:02:38-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers for the People May 15, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Everlasting God of life and love, you are our beginning and our end. You are the deep well of love that satisfies our deepest need for belonging. In you we find companionship; your spirit lives and dwells among us. You desire every goodness for us, your children. [...]

2022-05-18T15:07:55-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People May 8, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of Grandeur, how majestic is your name through the earth; your glory higher than heaven (Psalm 8). The greening world around us a “translation of life’s tenacity” into grace. The “perfect contrast” of sky and ridgerock a wordless testament to your peace. The “bisecting arcs and [...]

2022-05-09T05:39:41-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People May 1, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Most holy God, maker of heaven and earth, Lord of all things visible and invisible, You regather us, your church for worship, outreach, and growth, inviting us into a collective movement of hope, a murmuration of justice, peace, and love. You invite us into the beauty of [...]

2022-05-02T10:59:11-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People April 24, 2022

Squire Prince Divine Creator, Eternal Architect, and Loving God, We stand in this moment of rest and community looking before your throne of grace in wonder, worship, and humility. In this continued Easter season we look to the cross, the grave, and beyond at the signs of your presence, love, and splendor. [...]

2022-04-28T03:53:34-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People April 17

Christ, risen and seen. Christ, known and revealed. We approach the tomb, expecting the stone to be immovable, expecting to greet death and disappointment again. Instead, like lightening, you become a living testimony to the life-giving power of God. Instead, you uttered the words “do not be afraid,” and peace came. Instead, the [...]

2022-04-20T14:44:38-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|