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On the Edge of Thanksgiving

October 10, 2020
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As this day closes may you go gently quiet prayers in your pockets, perhaps overflowing. Small blessings, a touch, a voice a memory, beauty, scattered on the border of daylight and darkness. May they unfold in dreams fertile with Grace. And if despair has been caught in the creases of this day may it be honoured,…

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October Table Church

October 2, 2020
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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart For this first series of Table Church gatherings we’re focusing on the ‘flavour’ of each month.  In September it was “beginning”, in October “thanksgiving”.  Don’t worry, I know that many of us might feel thanksgiving is too much to ask right…

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Table Church ~ Beginning

September 30, 2020
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Always, we begin again. Benedict When I was imagining how the frame of these gatherings might be built, I thought of the flavour I taste in each month.  In September, even though I’ve been out of school for a while, I still taste beginnings.  The fall crisp gives me an energy boost and I am…

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What’s Table Church and Why

September 30, 2020
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Why Table Church? To be vital in our living and our dying as individuals and as congregations we need to practice our faith close to the ground, in the ordinary doings of day to day life.  The table is one of those places.

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Our Speechless Hearts

August 14, 2020
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Intentional silence is not a retreat into some private piety. Nor is it passive. It is a rugged and sometimes ragged discipline of turning over and over again to offer our speechless hearts. Read the whole article here “The Doorway to Discipleship” by Catherine Smith, Mandate Spring 2020, The United Church of Canada, pp. 24–25,…

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For those who fish ~ blessing, song, and ritual

August 7, 2020
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Blessings for those who fish at the opening of the season.

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A Pentecost Hymn for Times of Pandemic

May 28, 2020
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On Pentecost they gatheredwhile we are still apart;we dedicate the distance,we hold it in our hearts.

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Giving

May 5, 2020
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I love this tiny hand touching the heart of things. I can almost imagine the pavement softening touched by these fingers. It made me think of how the walls of congregations have become more porous in these pandemic times.

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“Your life has lived in me”

April 21, 2020
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Last night many lit candles to join their hearts around those grieving after the terrible massacre in Nova Scotia.  Hearts and ribbons, flowers, and people kneeling or standing silently, bodies mutely saying what words alone cannot. 

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Tech, Touch, and Thomas

April 18, 2020
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“I’ll post a sermon on Thomas”, I said to my congregation – “a sermon from another time which moves in and out of the text in a more conventional way.” But for now there’s something else. Because Thomas’s is speaking clearly to me in this moment of a yearning that instructs us.

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Another one got away

April 7, 2020
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My apologies for another one that got away. This was meant to be a static post for congregational use. Of course now that it’s out there anyone is welcome to share in the reflection on Love’s progress through our lives. The password is Palm Sunday. Let us know that even in this time when we…

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A Hymn for Palm Sunday

April 4, 2020
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“and when the silence rises new / draw us more deeply into You.”

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