Carry Christ’s Peace

Carry Christ’s Peace

Gracious God, grant peace among nations. Cleanse from our own hearts the seeds of strife: greed and envy, harsh misunderstandings and ill will, fear and desire for revenge. Make us quick to welcome ventures in cooperation among the peoples of the world, so that there...
Star Words

Star Words

For the fourth year, we are going to undertake the spiritual practice of receiving a StarWord. On January 06, during worship you were invited to come forward to choose a star with your guiding word for the year. You can let the Spirit do her work and with eyes closed...
Hope as a Light in the Face of Darkness

Hope as a Light in the Face of Darkness

Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair. Your word alone has pow’r to save us. Make us your living voice. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness. Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered...
Advent, Christmas and the Waylaying Love of God

Advent, Christmas and the Waylaying Love of God

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live; the life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.” ~Galatians 2:20 Remember the good old days when the Christmas season began after Halloween? How long until...
Silent Prayers with Pastor Sarah

Silent Prayers with Pastor Sarah

I’m still processing much of what I learned/experienced/heard during my ten days away, but what affected me most was the rhythm of worship and the quiet. So much of life is stolen away by the noise. We keep ourselves so busy and scheduled; we allow our minds to become...
All The Saints

All The Saints

Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine, we feebly struggle, they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!— From the hymn “For All the Saints” ELW 422 v.3 For the last ten years or so I have become interested in my genealogy. Over...