Rummaging for God

Rummaging for God: Praying Backwards through Your Day By Dennis Hamm, SJ (Edited) Yet how do we hear the voice of God? Our Christian tradition has at least four answers to that question. First, along with the faithful of most religions, we perceive the divine in what God has made,...

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Diaconal Direction

“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6 I was recently accepted into the Lutheran Deaconess Association Education and Formation process and am thrilled to kick-off my journey at...

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Pentecost Prayers

Written by community member Kathryn Perry, these Prayers of Intercession for Pentecost Sunday take the form of a prose poem.  Prayers of Intercession A:    What comes next? The teacher is gone. The empty tomb echoes the hurt in our hearts. Where is the Spirit promised to us? What should we do?...

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Ascension

Today, May 14, we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus.  Here is a poem from the book entitled, If Darwin Prayed: Prayers for Evolutionary Mystics by Bruce Sanguin. The View from Thirty Thousand Feet Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53 This path of ascension, prefigured in Christ, lifts us up and opens us...

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Advent Dinner Church

We have practiced Dinner Church a few times during the liturgical year. In Advent of 2014, we created a Dinner Church experience that included a time of praying around the cross. Christiana Lundholm, one of the  Dinner Church worship leaders,  created a smash up of Dinner Church and Prayer around the...

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God’s Disruptors

For our Spring 2014 Spirituality Matters group, we read, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber.  The class was facilitated by Jennifer Lentfer, who was very eager to share the book after seeing and hearing Rev. Bolz-Weber speak  in DC.  We are grateful for...

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Ordinary Time

I am getting back to poetry after along dry spell.  I was so moved this past Sunday at the 11am worship service at Luther Place watching the people in the congregation.  I thank God for the gift to serve.  Pastor Karen Brau Ordinary Time at Luther Place its that time...

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Bold Reaction: Reading & Prayering

response to the blog about giving up praying for reading. Maybe I am too prideful imagining that my prayer would matter. I read this blog a co-worker sent me about giving up praying and taking on reading: Library as  Church, Bookshelf as Alter: Why I Gave Up Praying, and Carried...

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