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Posts from February 2020

Posts from February 2020

Daily Prayer: February 29, 2020

Morning Prayer Lections The Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for everand ever. Amen. Psalm…

February 27, 2020

Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for everand ever. Amen. The Psalter Psalm 37 Part…

Daily Prayer: February 28, 2020

Morning Prayer Lections The Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for everand ever. Amen. Psalm…

Praying the Scriptures

Over the last several weeks, through sermons and weekly reflections, we have sat with the idea of showing up and shining out as ambassadors of God’s love. We have explored the many different ways that we are called to share the love of God with those we encounter in our neighborhoods, cities, state, country, and the world. We have explored how we might live into the meaning behind our name as a parish, and most of it has centered around…

February 26, 2020 | Ash Wednesday

Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for everand ever. Amen. The Psalter Psalm 32 Beati quorum1…

Daily Prayer: February 22, 2020

The Collect of the Day O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Psalm 107:33-43 97 Oh, how I love…

The Wisdom of the Body

Last weekend, I had the great privilege of spending a day with close to 30 people that have a deep love for the church. The people that were in the room were regular, everyday saints that gave up a day of their lives to seek wisdom through conversation. I was in the midst of a crowd of people that understood that the things happening in the life of our parish need good lay ministers to lead them into the next…

The Conversation of Invitation

When we seek to use conversation as a model of leadership in community, it is important to understand the kind of community that we are seek to create. Conversation is flowing and only unfolds because of the presence of multiple voices in the room. It is an act that is, by its very nature, restorative to relationship. To create conversation is to issue an invitation, either formally or informally, for others to participate. It is to create an open space…

The Leadership of Conversation

During seminary, I made it a point to attend at least one Daily Office service and one Holy Eucharist every day of the class week (i.e. Monday-Friday). Whenever I was sitting in Evening Prayer in our chapel, I was routinely struck by the fact that we would end the prayers of the community with a prayer attributed to St. Chrysostom, which itself includes a clause that says, “when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be…