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A Prayer for the Continuing Surge

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God,  Bless the normal days where school and activities go as planned. Bless the messy days when we are at our wits' end. Give strength to the exhausted healthcare workers. Give rest to all who are weary. Bring healing to the sick. Protect the vulnerable. Though [...]

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 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|

Spotlight on Fourth Grade

The Reverend Christine V. Hides This month we are highlighting a new age level each week, sharing the focus of Sunday school. This week highlights fourth grade. The first part of the fourth grade year is focused on learning to use and study the Bible—which is especially appropriate given that they just received [...]

Prayers of the People October 17, 2021

Reverend Christine V. Hides God of wisdom, God of love, God of extraordinary miracles, With thanks for each blessing you have given us: the gift of life, the comfort of family and friends, the provision for our daily needs, we come to you in prayer. For your  Church, Christ’s hands and feet [...]

2021-10-21T05:35:34-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Wonder in Sunday School

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Each week for the next few months, we will recap a feature of Sunday school. This week highlights Pre K–grade 2.Wonder was celebrated yesterday in Pre K–grade 2 Sunday school as we heard the creation story and talked about God’s gifts of animals, water, sun, moon, and stars. We had [...]