Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 31

Reflection It has been disheartening to watch the news these days and see the anger and violence being stirred up in people. The process of public discourse has been misused. What is most depressing is that when one listens to

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August 30

Reflection There are times when we are fortunate to experience big moments of awareness but most days it’s about finding the mystery in the every day. We don’t have to be on a mountaintop or amidst the wildlife on a

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August 29

Reflection Stillness is part of the awareness of God’s presence which we call prayer. It involves no commotion or agitation. Rather, to be still is to seek a serenity, a calm, a tranquility of being.  We exchange our usual business, noise

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August 28

Reflection We wake to the forgiveness of a new day. We wake to the freedom to begin again. We wake to the mercy of the sun’s redeeming light. always new always gift always blessing. We wake to the forgiveness of

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August 27

  Reflection Each of us is a one-time phenomenon in the universe. We are all born unique. Our exact genetic makeup has never occurred before nor will it ever be repeated. How amazing! In our span of life our uniqueness

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August 26

Reflection There has been a tragic rise in the number of migrants seeking to flee from the growing poverty caused by environmental degradation. They are not recognized by international conventions as refugees; they bear the loss of the lives they have

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August 25

Reflection When we were children, we ”said” our prayers. As we mature spiritually, we realize that prayer involves a wrestling with our concept of God. The comfortable God of our beginnings has been replaced by a Holy Mystery that stretches

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August 24

Reflection Words come to life within a person. It is easy to speak in pious language but usually our listeners carry away no long term convictions. Yet, being in contact with another whose presence reveals an inner spirituality which meets

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August 23

Reflection This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. Isaiah 29:13 Isaiah puts these words on the lips of God. It makes God

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August 22

Reflection The song of the crickets dominates the nights. Some trees already have a tinge of yellow in their leaves. The tomatoes are ripe and there is much too much squash in the garden.  It is hard to believe that

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Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.

Prayer

A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)

 

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