Blessed Epiphany

My best-laid plans for posting in Advent were thwarted by a nasty sinus infection. But I’m healthy again and starting the new year with a resolution to publish something new on the blog at least once a week. Star Words I handed out “star words” during worship yesterday. These are words that can serve as…

Bad Nativity Scene Round-Up

Just for fun, he’s a re-run of a humor column I wrote for RevGalBlogPals back in 2013. Christmas decorations are heavy on Santa and reindeer and snowmen and bells and glittery doodads of various kinds. But within the Christian tradition we also make space for nativity sets: scenes representing the biblical story of Christ’s humble…

John the Baptist

Luke 3:3-6 He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4 as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,     make his paths straight. 5 Every valley…

Holden Evening Prayer

Holden Evening Prayer, a contemplative, mostly sung, worship service written by Marty Haugen, has become an Advent tradition at Peace Mennonite. For those not able to join with Peace (or another congregation) for this worship, consider setting aside about twenty minutes to listen to (and sing with) this version on YouTube. Here is a link…