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All I Could Say

A Sermon for Advent 3, after the shootings in Newton, CO For the story, the room was darkened, and candles were lit at the end of the story, and again with each repeated line from the Gospel of John.  What … Continue reading

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Waiting For Messiah

After a few year’s of singing Handel’s Messiah each December, nothing sounds like Christmas to me quite as much as the beginning notes of “For Unto Us A Child Is Born.” Even when we sing them at a rehearsal in … Continue reading

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Vacation & Sabbath Re-entry

Conferences aren’t vacation, but the blog has been on vacay (not Sabbath, I’ve decided, since the break wasn’t intentional.) It’s the kind of day that could use a gratitude list for re-entry from vacation, so let’s go with a list … Continue reading

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All Of It

I don’t write much here about political or current events – mostly because I still have mixed feelings about the interwebs as discussion forum. But the shootings in Colorado are still weighing on my mind. Tripp wrote a piece on … Continue reading

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Head and Heart

I’m slowly working my way through Barbra Brown Taylor’s An Altar In The World. (Why, yes, I do know that I am years behind the trendy religious books, thanks for asking.) Anyhoo, this passage caught my eye: When I hear … Continue reading

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I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing

A049: House of Deputies Concur with House of Bishops lay 86 yes 19 no 5 divided 5 78% clergy 85 yes 22 no 4 divided 76% motion carries in lay and clergy orders Provisional rites for same-sex blessings are officially … Continue reading

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Monday Meditation

I will meditate on your commandments * and give attention to your ways – Psalm 119:15 Soul Tending is a book that gets pulled off my shelf with some regularity. It gives me ideas for small groups lessons workshops, and … Continue reading

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Can I Get An Amen?

One more story from the concert… the TBE choir sang a piece by a composer from Toronto. He’s apparently going to be a composer in residence with them next year. How cool is that? The piece was in Hebrew, and … Continue reading

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Bless This

I mentioned yesterday that our church co-owns space with a synagogue. One of the things we do together is a joint choir concert in the spring, otherwise known as last Wednesday. One of the pieces we sang together has become … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

When we took Bliss on sabbatical last fall, one of the things she missed the most was her daycare. She happens to go to school at the Jewish Community Center, and attended on Friday mornings when they had a celebration … Continue reading

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