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The Great Prayer August 6, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of the trailhead, God of the wilderness, God who makes a camp among us, God of the threshold who greets us with open arms as we make our way home, we delight in the joys of this week: your presence in the moonlit sky and the shimmering meteors. You whisper [...]

2023-08-11T15:28:07-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

The Great Prayer August 6, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of the trailhead, God of the wilderness, God who makes a camp among us, God of the threshold who greets us with open arms as we make our way home, we delight in the joys of this week: your presence in the moonlit sky and the shimmering meteors. You whisper [...]

2023-08-11T15:33:44-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People July 30, 2023

Squire Prince Lord God we rejoice this day for your grace and your mercy. For your love and your presence we lift our voices. For the love gift of your Spirit that is being poured out on all flesh we say hallelujah God! We come before your presence with thanksgiving and we [...]

2023-08-03T06:09:43-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People July 23, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of inescapable wonder and delight, Creator of this enchanted summer In which we welcome ripe raspberries, The first taste of heirloom tomatoes, And the soothing evening breeze across the balcony. Keep us awake to the new life arriving in our midst: A family moving in down the [...]

2023-07-24T14:03:58-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People July 16, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster God, you know our hearts. You know our inmost thoughts. You know us and you trust us, and so we can trust you. We can, with vulnerability, hand over to you the worries of our lives, the worries and the deepest joys, so that in [...]

2023-07-21T14:08:17-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People July 9, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Lord of Lords, Very God of Very God, Spirit of Embodied Love, the glow of morning tugs us awake, and your presence stretches out across the shimmering day. Sunlight glitters off the windowsill as sparrows flock and goldfinch forage. This day is set in motion by the spark [...]

2023-07-11T15:26:56-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

The Great Prayer July 2, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster You call us to freedom, O God. To the freedom of morning, where the rhythm of birdsong and sunrise let us pause to remember the sacred breath in our bodies and the holy heartbeat within. We give you thanks for the gift and freedom of awakening [...]

2023-07-09T06:38:22-05:00Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People June 25, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Summon us to prayer O God. Give me the breath in my body as an ever-present reminder to give thanks. Let your presence dawn again in our midst. As our minds wander from this to that circumstance in our life, let us cover it all with praise, [...]

2023-06-26T12:05:27-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|