Month: March 2017

Engaging the Word: 03/12/17 (The Second Sunday in Lent)

 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John  3:1-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God calls Abram to leave everything he knows and go to a new land—and he obeys, Paul explains that Abram was righteous because he obeyed God’s call by faith, and …

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Vestry seeks the wind of the Holy Spirit

By Clare Andreasson Senior Warden Sometimes it is an image that grounds me and brings me grace. In late January, the week before the vestry retreat, Rosemary Hagan and I met to prepare and to pray.  During our prayer, as Rosemary spoke of the wind of the Holy Spirit, an unbidden image arose in my …

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Contrition as response to abuse

By Rosemary Hagan, D. Min Jesus tells us only one sin will not be forgiven, and that is the sin of blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.  I don’t know about you, but I grew up confusing this with not using God’s most Holy name if I should swear. Most biblical scholars tell us the lesson …

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