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Lent, Day 30

This prayer was used as a prayer of confession last week at the NEXT Church conference.  It sounds like a prayer from the Iona Community in Scotland, but I'm not sure where it came from.  Here it is: If we are held back because we worship you as a relic from the past, a theological concept, a religious novelty, but not as a living God, Lord, forgive us. If we are held back because our mission is too narrow, focused only on the Church, as if the cosmos did not matter, or the whole... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 29

Last week Casey and I were at the NEXT Church conference in Chicago.  They used some wonderful liturgy in worship though out the conference.  You'll likely see a lot of it this week, including this prayer, used as a call to worship.  It is by Ted Loder and is found in the book,   Guerrillas of Grace. Praise from all Creatures, Laughters and List Makers. Praise be to you, O God, who spins shining stars across the wondrous heavens and stretches out the sea, Who lives the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 23, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 28

We sang a very different version of this hymn on Sunday, but I can't get the words out of my head.  During this season of Lent, and throughout the seasons of our lives, we put our trust in a Love that will not let us go.  Ever.   As we read in Romans 8, nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.  And that really means nothing.  As we reflect on our sinfulness or practice discipline in ways that show our repentance, let us never... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 27

My Greek teacher in seminary was incredibly fond of reminding us that we are called by God to "bear one another's burdens."  She gets it from Paul, of course, but it was reminder that through the trials of Greek, we needed to care for and support one another.  I'm pretty sure she didn't intend it to be an instruction that ended when Greek school was over though, but a way we should journey through life as children of God and brothers and sisters in Christ.  This poem reminded me... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 26

 At our class on Unbroken on Sunday, Joe Modica made reference to a psychiatrist named Gerald May.   It reminded me of this quote by May that I have long enjoyed: “Keep risking that your heart’s desire is trustworthy. There is always another, deeper step you can take toward more complete trust.  It will be this way until every act of every day is simply sacred.  It may not feel like enough; sometimes it feels like nothing. But it is sufficient because it is real.” ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 25

This prayer comes from The Book of Common Worship, a resource for those who plan worship in the reformed tradition.  It's a prayer of confession that may be used during Lent. God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost.  We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth. Have... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 0 comments
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