(Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. I hear the word of the Lord) Look! Imagine! We find ourselves in the strange vision world of a 6th century BCE prophet. A priestly prophet, concerned for God’s holiness and name; a man who seems to have spent time in exile in Babylon, among people who had […]
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Editor’s Note: With many clergy spending time in the summer focusing on Advent and Christmas preparations, Sunday Morning and Beyond is featuring a poem and sermon from Advent to help get those creative worship juices flowing. Happy Planning! Sing a New Song! Mary’s song – Luke 1 & Hannah’s song – 1 Samuel 2 Isaiah’s […]
Easter morning. The sanctuary is full. The trumpet fanfare happens right on cue and the lilies – in addition to making my nose itch – are beautiful. Streamers hang from the ceiling and flowers have taken the place of the black sash on the cross. The congregation is preparing for communion as the newly baptized […]
A Sermon based on Psalm 139 verses 1-18. In 1944 two people feel in love with each other. She was the daughter of tobacco farmers; her father tended the fields while her mother tended the children. He was the son of a carpenter and a gardener; his father built houses while his mother fed the […]
Editor’s Note: This article by a future young clergy woman is the final installment in an occasional series called “A Lenten Pause,” running on Fidelia’s Sisters. As many young clergy women plan to come to our summer conference, Sabbath in the City, in Chicago we’ll be taking a look at the sometimes terrifying topic of sabbath and […]
Editor’s Note: This essay is the second in a two-part series. The first installment was published in the March edition of “The Ones We Love.” My son and I have a new weekly ritual. After a short car ride, we wait in line with a roomful of strangers to register for a turn to video […]
By the time we get to Exodus 20, the Israelites have come a long way. They have been liberated from slavery in Egypt. They have ventured out into the wilderness. They are no strangers to hunger and thirst, but God has provided in abundance water and bread from heaven. They have been under attack and […]