Deuteronomy 18:15-20 | Psalm 111 | 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 | Mark 1:21-28 We began the liturgy this morning by praying, “in our time grant us your peace.” Even though the collect was written hundreds of years ago, it is very fitting and timely. Whether because of interior disquiet, ideological tensions, international threats, or worry about ecological implosion, we crave the peace […]
Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 114 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 Returning Together There is an American Indian painting called “Returning”. The figures in the painting are dancing together as they used to. They are moving on across the page, in pastel colors, they are not dancing to create war. In this painting they are moving together to peace. They were […]
The heart of the man in today’s Gospel (John 9:1-41) was clouded by the shame of being born blind. Jesus cleansed his heart of that anxious shame by opening his eyes. Oh what joy! In this gracious healing, the regular prayer of this man’s synagogue community, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and […]
For the youth and family service day this month, we’ll be attending the Peace Power and Youth event at All Saints’/Cristo Rey, Watsonville, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. This is a community forum to address the escalating violence in coastal communities. For more information, please contact Robin Denney.