Spirituality

Spirituality

Worship Services for July 5th

To access the bulletin for our 8 am “Church in-person” worship service, please click below. To access our “Church at Home” worship video, please click below. To access our “Church at Home” worship bulletin, please click below.

Peace Prayer Flags

Sometimes, invitations come across our computer screen and our hearts seem immediately turned toward curiosity and engagement. That was true for me as I saw the offering by Oasis Ministries, through which I did my spiritual director training, for Contemplative Prayer Flags. I must admit, I was also intrigued enough by the thought that we could do this together sometime, so I wanted to see how they oriented this spiritual practice. I gathered my materials: 9” squares of fabric in…

Early Church Writings: Philemon

This past week we gathered by Zoom and had a fabulous conversation around a very short book in the New Testament: Paul’s Letter to Philemon. Perhaps because of it’s brevity, it encouraged us plenty of time to discuss some of the major themes, and to wonder together, why this book was first placed in the canon (books of the bible) and what would have been missing if it hadn’t. We found the book filled with the theme of hospitality and…

An Evening Eucharist

We gathered in our own homes, in our comfy and sacred spaces and entered into the presence of the Holy with intention and care. Through music, calming voices, beautiful artistry, and the soothing words of the Eucharistic Prayer, which always draws us into the presence of the Risen Christ, we found a place of peace and holiness. Although we cannot physically receive the sacrament at this time, we can engage in the prayer of spiritual communion, which is available to…

The Great Vigil

Through beautiful imagery, spoken word, and music we entered from the darkness of our world and moved into the light of Christ. The Great Vigil is a service that tells the story of our salvation and invites us to find our place within it. This year, since we couldn’t gather together, we gathered many voices through recordings and put them together with love and grace to offer something beautiful for you to engage with. Our hearts felt the joy of…

Good friday Stations of the Cross

Our hearts and souls were turned more closely to Christ as we walked the journey with Jesus to the cross. While engaging in the pre-recorded service of the Stations of the Cross, we were touched by the compelling woodcut prints by Margaret Adams Parker which drew us into the reality of Jesus’ journey to Calvary. There were times emotions overwhelmed us as we entered deeply into prayer. We also used the opportunity to name before God our sins, that which…

Maundy Thursday

We celebrated Maundy Thursday in a different way this year. At times it felt odd not to be together, not to share a Bible Foods Dinner, not to wash each other’s feet, not to celebrate the Eucharist together. And yet, God showed up and brought the holiness of this special night into our hearts. We created our agape meals in our own homes, prayed, sang, and found a new way to lean into the servant heart Jesus showed us at…