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A Few Human Hearts

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Something Spiritual

On his last night on this earth, Dr. Martin Luther King spoke these prophetic words at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee:

“Like anybody, I would like to live – a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. So, I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

The next day, King was assassinated.

We all remember and celebrate Dr. King as a civil rights legend, but Dr. King was also a great man of God…

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Pilgrimage – Christine Valters Paintner

“Pilgrimage demands preparation. There is much letting go that needs to happen. Packing bags means we need to discern what to carry with us and what to leave behind. This is one of the great gifts of pilgrimage; an invitation to discern what is essential.”

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD  The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

Evening Prayer – 15 January 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

A day of intense emotion and reflection

Holding those whom we love so deeply

Holding those who are mourning

Looking as well beyond our mountain community

Looking inward and contemplating

Remembering the legacy of Dr King

Seeing how far we have slid backwards

My heart aches, my soul is heavy

In those moments I hear the voice of the prophet

I hear the words of Howard Thurman

“In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.”

Lord, speak to your creation in words clear and true

Lord, in your mercy, hear this prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Evening Prayer – 14 January 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

A powerful and emotional Lord’s day concluded

A time of moving worship, prayer, and fellowship

New leaders are ordained and installed

Another member slips from this world to the next

Feeling the support, love, and prayers of so many

We walk together as a community

We are sisters and brothers in the Lord’s service

As we hold yet another family in our hearts

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

Walk with us through the Valley of the Shadows

Lord, in your mercy, hear this prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Nathanael’s Epiphany

Powerful reflection, Malcom, powerful!

Malcolm Guite

You will see the Heaven opened

The Gospel reading for this second Sunday of Epiphany (John 1:43-51) takes us to one of the most mysterious and beautiful moments in the New Testament. As the disciples begin to gather around Jesus, Philip finds Nathanael and says “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law, and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph” (John 1:45) Nathanael’s unpromising response is ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Nathanael is not alone in having this kind of bigoted and prejudiced attitude to ‘other’ places and people, as we have seen from the recent shameful outburst by the president of a great nation, but Phillip gives the best possible reply that anyone sharing the mystery of their faith can give; ‘Come and see’. and that ‘come and see’ sets a theme of ‘seeing’ and vision which culminates in the…

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Sermon – Called for a Purpose – 14 January 2018

First Scripture Reading – 1 Samuel 3:1-20

Second Scripture Reading – John 1:43-51

Sermon – Called for a Purpose

Evening Prayer – 13 January 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

A day of rest and reflection

A time of emptiness and sorrow

A time also of love and fellowship

A time for healing and redemption

Lord, for those I love

Lord, for those I serve

I lift this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…