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Day 41, Lent

Turns out Lent is more than 40 days.  It's actually 46 days if you include Sundays.  (Sometimes Sundays aren't included in the giving up or taking on disciplines of Lent as they are considered "mini Resurrection days.")  As we begin Holy Week and the true and hard and powerful story it contains, I thought we'd begin the week with this lovely song that reminds us of the Beautiful Things God creates in the world and out of us. Peace, Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 40, Lent

Today is Palm Sunday.  It is the beginning of Holy Week and we hope you'll join us for worship today and throughout the week as we remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  The children of the church re-enacted Jesus' entry into Jerusalem last Sunday.  Below is a picture of that as well as a prayer the fourth and fifth grade Sunday school class wrote. Let us give thanks to God for sending Jesus to save us from our sin, and for sending Him to Jerusalem for Palm... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, March 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 39, Lent

Here is another powerful poem for the day.  It is by Hannah Faith Notess and is called, "Sunday." Sunday After the parade, the tired donkey wanders back to her stall. Among the bruised feathery branches,  a dog licks at a half-eaten snack wrapped in a leaf, and the palms, whose boughs are done being cut down, begin again to whisper their fragile green music. Mud crusts and dries on abandoned, trampled cloaks, and the women carry some of them down to the water for washing. He seemed... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 38, Lent

This poem is haunting and perhaps more for Holy Week, but here it is anyway.   Foreknowledge by Jeanne Murray Walker I think he planned it, sort of, from the start, whether he knew they'd choose the fruit or not. He scattered hints around the garden, what to do in case they got themselves kicked out.  A shirt of fur around the lamb.  The stream converting water into syllables.  Bamboo pipes. The caps of mushrooms round as wheels. Bluebirds composing tunes.  He knew... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 37, Lent

Folks long believed that this prayer was said by St. Patrick in 433 CE before he converted the king of Ireland to Christianity.  While scholars now believe the author to be anonymous, it still seems like a good fit for today.   I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock. I arise today Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 36, Lent

I love this quote by Frederick Buechner and hope you enjoy it today as well: IF THE WORLD IS sane, then Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The world says, Mind your own business, and Jesus says, There is no such thing as your own business. The world says, Follow the wisest course and be a success, and Jesus says, Follow me and be crucified. The world says, Drive carefully—the life you save may be your own—and Jesus says, Whoever would save his life will lose... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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