Growing a Home for All

Sunday, June 17, 2018 Lectionary 11 Introduction The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed....

Come Out of Ancient Hiding

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Lectionary 10  Prayer of the Day All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and...

Theology Vs. Faith

Sunday, May 27, 2018 The Holy Trinity Introduction When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul’s words today. When...

The Fullness of Our Advocate

Sunday, May 20, 2018 Day of Pentecost Prayer of the Day Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, our...

Body of Christ: Ascended, Yet Present

Sunday, May 13, 2018 Seventh Sunday of Easter/Sunday after Ascension Prayer of the Day Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we...

Joining in God’s Radical Wet Welcome

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter Prayer of the Day O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we can...

Life on the Vine

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter Prayer of the Day O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ,...

Easter Life in the Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter Prayer of the Day O Lord Christ, good shepherd of the sheep, you seek the lost and guide us into your fold. Feed us, and we shall be satisfied; heal us, and we shall be whole. Make us one with you, for you live and reign...

The Resurrected Community

Sunday, April 8, 2018 Second Sunday of Easter Prayer of the Day Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through Jesus Christ,...

Easter Fools’ Day Rejoicing and Living

Sunday, April 1, 2018 Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day Prayer of the Day God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to...

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