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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|

Children and Family Ministry Advent

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Welcome to the season of Advent, a time of expectation and preparation for the wonder of Christmas—God’s love known in Jesus. The three-minute video above offers a few ways that your family can use your Advent Kits and the devotional booklets we provided (please contact Greta Connor [...]

Prayers of the People October 31, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, Lord of heaven and earth, creator of all that is, maker of the stars, by whose hand the Aurora Borealis is painted across the midnight sky, We cannot help but feel the shortening of the days. We are tempted to ignore the alarm clamoring before [...]

2021-11-11T05:39:43-06:00Pastoral 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 March 21, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy, Gracious, and Generous God, We come before you today with sometimes fragile yet undeniable hope in our hearts. Like the delicate, unfolding petals of the early spring crocus, an end to this pandemic seems, somehow, impossibly possible. Hope is made especially tangible in the mass vaccination sites [...]

2021-04-05T19:49:30-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|