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6 Little Prayers

6 Little Prayers

By Janice MacLean Here are a series of six little prayers. You might want to use one to start your day and inspire your meditation. You might want to use one for a week and see what insights or actions arise. You can download a PDF copy here to print. [su_button...

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Open the Circle

Open the Circle

OPEN THE CIRCLE Year B, Fifteenth after Pentecost: James 2:1-10 By Hugh Farquhar When I was responsible for a time with children at Sunday worship, I sometimes taught them a song called “Open the Circle” by Jack Miffleton. (It’s like a no fail fudge recipe; it always...

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STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER by Hugh Farquhar The Gospel Reading in the Lectionary for next Sunday is Mark 4:35-41. This Gospel Reading is a storm story. Mark says that it was “a great wind storm.” “The waves beat into the boat so that it was already being swamped.” It pitched and...

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Not as Mortals See

Not as Mortals See

NOT AS MORTALS SEE By Hugh Farquhar The first Reading from the Lectionary next Sunday is 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13. At this stage in the history of the nation of Israel, the time had come to choose a new king. Samuel, the prophet, was led by God to the house of Jesse and...

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It’s Party Time

It’s Party Time

IT’S PARTY TIME by Hugh Farquhar One of the Readings for next Sunday (Pentecost) is Acts 2:1-21. I have looked all over the place. There is not a single indication that it is several days before Pentecost! Remember what the Stores are like two days before Christmas?...

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