Seeing Red for Martin

Sunday, January 14, 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr – Renewer of Society and Martyr Second Sunday after Epiphany Prayer of the Day Holy and righteous God, you created us in your image.  Grant us grace to contend fearlessly against evil and to make no peace with...

Aha and Alleluia for Epiphany

Sunday, January 7, 2018 Baptism of Our Lord /First Sunday after Epiphany Introduction Three wonders mark this holy day as the Church is joined to Christ. This day a star leads the magi to the Christ-child. Alleluia! This day water is made wine at the wedding feast....

Take Me Now!

Sunday, December 31, 2017 First Sunday of Christmas. Prayer of the Day Almighty God, you wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and yet more wonderfully restored it. In your mercy, let us share the divine life of the one who came to share our humanity, Jesus...

No Room? By Grace, He Comes

Sunday Evening, December 24, 2017 Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve. Prayer of the Day Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus’ presence and in the last day wake...

Receiving the Perfect Gift

Sunday, December 10, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent We employed our second Lessons and Carols liturgy for Advent.  The theme was:  From Darkness to Light, From Lament to Healing.  Following the readings and songs we engaged in our regular practice of healing space with...

Waiting in Prayer

Sunday, December 3, 2017 First Sunday in Advent This year, St. John’s will be using the liturgical form of Lessons and Carols for each of the Sundays in Advent.  For the First Sunday in Advent, we used an exploration of the Lord’s Prayer, using Luther’s Small...

Feeding Our Flame

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Lectionary 32 Introduction Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded...

Theme and Variations on The Beatitudes

Sunday, November 5, 2017 All Saints Sunday Prayer of the Day Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and...

Commemorate Today, Live Every Day

Sunday, October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday Prayer of the Day Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them...

The Gift of a Wedding

Sunday, October 15, 2017 Lectionary 28 - A. Prayer of the Day Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us...

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