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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, June 16, 2019

To live by the law of Christ and accept him in our hearts is to turn a giant floodlight of hope into our valleys of trouble. Charles R. Hembree *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * To … Continue reading

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Household Prayers for the week starting on Sunday, June 16, 2019

Household Prayer: Morning Creator God, I wake this morning to the beauty of the world as though it were the first morning of creation. As the light of the sun rises on all that you have made, I pray that … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, June 16, 2019

Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4 22-31 (Wisdom rejoices in the creation); Psalm 8 (Your majesty is praised above the heavens); Romans 5:1-5 (God’s love poured into our hearts); John 16:12-15 (The Spirit will guide you into the truth) (New International Version) Proverbs 8:1-4; … Continue reading

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Household Prayers for the week starting on Sunday, June 9, 2019

Household Prayer: Morning Gracious God, we thank you for the peace of good sleep and for keeping us safe throughout the night. Let this new day be a time of praise and joy as we go out to meet you … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, June 9, 2019 (Pentecost)

Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 (Filled with the Spirit); or Genesis 11:1-9 (God destroys the tower of Babel); Psalm 104:24-34 35b (Send forth your spirit); Romans 8:14-17 (The Spirit makes us children of God); or Acts 2:1-21 (Filled with the Spirit); … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit.  If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it?  Why do not all agree, as you can all … Continue reading

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Household Prayers for the week starting on Sunday, June 2, 2019

Household Prayer: Morning Good and gracious God, we rise with the morning light to give you thanks for rest and dreams, for warmth and safety, for the delight we have again today in a life filled with your goodness. Keep … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 16:16-34 (A jailer is baptized); Psalm 97 (Light dawns for the righteous); Revelation 22:12-14 16-17 20-21 (Blessed are those who wash their robes); John 17:20-26 (Christ’s prayer for his disciples) (New American Bible (Revised Edition)) Acts 16:16-34 Imprisonment … Continue reading

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Household Prayers for the week starting on Sunday, May 26, 2019

Household Prayer: Morning Holy Spirit, enliven in us a faith and witness like Lydia’s, that through deepened prayer we might rise to action in service of the gospel. Amen. Household Prayer: Evening God, it is night and the time for … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, May 26, 2019

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously willing to have it.  Peace is a margin of power around our daily need.  Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly droughts to dry up.  … Continue reading

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