CategoryDevotions

Words of devotion shared by our rostered leaders and guests.

I’m Especially Fond of You

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL week of Epiphany 5 Papa: Mack, you may not know this, but I am especially fond of you. This brief dialogue is from the movie, The Shack.  It is part of a conversation between the movie’s main character, Mack … and God … who Mack calls Papa because it is the way his…

Strong Christmas Christians

We welcome back to our devotional table Brendan Armitage, who offers this week’s reflection as a spiritual close to the Christmas season, which ended ten days ago on the day of Epiphany.  Thank you, Brendan! Merry Christmas to you!  When a child is born, they’re delicate and precious.  You want to hold and nurture and protect…

Godly Light of All Kinds

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL week of Epiphany 1 A small shaft of light reflecting off a small mirror … a candle offering dim light in the corner of a dark room … the sun’s rays beating down on your back as you work in your yard … a headlight shining into your car as you drive on…

A Faith Reminder from Christmas

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL – week of Christmas 1 She is on her last legs, I grudgingly admit.  Still drinking a bit of water, but not nearly as much as the day about a month ago when she started hospice care.  We have treated her lovingly, but she is showing some wear and tear.  There are places…

Christmas

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY Please enjoy this reflection by Frederick Buechner from his book, Whistling in the Dark. The lovely old carols played and replayed till their effect is like a dentist’s drill or jack hammer, the bathetic banalities of the pulpit and the chilling commercialism of almost evertything else, people spending money they can’t afford…

Saints that are Human

     EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 24 I spent an hour and a half today with ten church members gathered for a Book Club discussion of the book Martin Luther, written by our American Lutheran historian Martin Marty.  It was a fascinating discussion as we marveled at the courage of a simple monk…

Standing on Other’s Shoulders

      EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 23 Roll call — Remember.  You may have a busy day. Me too. But today, if you look, you’ll see flags flying at half staff wherever you live and when you do…remember.  Today is Veteran’s Day. Remember. And if you can, say thank you. We’re all here…

We Are the Stuff of Stars

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL – WEEK of all Saints Sunday The iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones and the oxygen we breathe are the physical remains – ashes, if you will – of stars that lived and died long ago.                        ~~Ray Jayawardhama Or…