Leaders of Faith Community

Rest Beloved

January 16, 2022
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Let the darkness heal and tend you ~   There is so much weariness in these days when Covid fills the air and the hospitals.  Perhaps you are exhausted.  Perhaps you laugh with a sharp edge, or sigh at the thought of rest.  Perhaps it makes you angry that rest could even be suggested when…

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A Carol for the Longest Night

December 3, 2021
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All of us held

March 6, 2021
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November Table Church -Thresholds & Thin Places

November 13, 2020
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Sometimes something shivers us — a sunset, a single wildflower, a child playing in the park or in the street, a thousand scenes, a thousand times. That shiver is awe, wonder, a primal feeling, a sense of overwhelming meaning and mystery at the same time.    Ted Loder in Loaves, Fishes and Leftovers   All through…

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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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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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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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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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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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