Holy Humor Communion Liturgy

Holy Humor is a tradition that dates back to the fifteenth century.  Typically celebrated the Sunday after Easter, the mass provided some levity after the heavy season of Lent.  Its underlying theological premise is that Easter is God’s joke on the devil.  The resurrection is God’s ultimate prank on the forces of evil! In those […]

Make Room

“No room,” they say. “All full,” we’re told. “You’ll have to go somewhere else.” What I’ve come to learn that they’re really saying is that they are full. That their capacity for love is limited– their imagination inaccessible. Closed off. Gone.

A Litany for Waiting

Here we are again: a season of waiting, a season of watching.  Here we are again: a season of wondering a season of hoping. 

Cultivating Light (Cultivating Hope in the Climate Crisis- Christmas Eve)

Prayer of the Day God, you cultivated a world that is full of your glory. When we are struggling with dark thoughts and heavy burdens, when we are tired and weary, when we are longing to see you, open our eyes to see your light shining in and through our lives. Guide us to be […]

A Prayer for the Doubting

God of the Shadows, of the Hidden Places, of the Bellies of Whales, and the Recesses of Tombs,

Cultivating Love (Cultivating Hope in the Climate Crisis- Advent 4)

Prayer O God, show us your steadfast love. In a changing world speak your word of eternal Love which does not change. Hear our cries, from the depths of our longing. Bring us mercy and compassion, tenderness and commitment, all that we need to carry us through. Be born in us this day. As we […]

Cultivating Joy (Cultivating Hope in the Climate Crisis- Advent 3)

Prayer of the Day Creator God, so often we look around us and see only the changes that need to be made. We look past what you are doing in the lives of the children who surround us. Open our eyes to the joy of the world they are creating alongside you. Amen. 

Cultivating Peace (Cultivating Hope in the Climate Crisis- Advent 2)

Prayer of the Day Maker of All That Is, thank you. You are our Source of life and hope. Forgive us for all the ways we sin against you and the Earth. Restore our connection to you and all of Creation, that we might be a part of your great Restoration of the world. Reconnect […]

Cultivating Hope (Cultivating Hope in the Climate Crisis- Advent 1)

Prayer Eternal God, gift us the hope we need to keep awake and watch for your amazing works. Help us participate in the upending of the world as we know it so we will know the world of your loving grace. We pray all this and more in your most Holy Name. Amen. Commentary on […]

Consider the Plants, Week 8: Grass

Prayer of the Day God of abundance, You provide all that we need. Thank you for your gifts of bread and fish, grass and grain, care and rest. Give us eyes to recognize all that you have given us, and turn us into a generous people, willing to share what we have with joy and […]