O God, we pray for the faith and fellowship of our church, for the work we aspire to do in your name, and for our leaders, especially Joseph, Melissa, and Michael. In the Anglican Communion, we pray for the Church of Bangladesh; in our Diocese of Olympia, for St. Andrew’s, Tacoma; St. Luke’s Memorial, Tacoma; […]
Following Jesus, proclaiming that the kingdom of of heaven has come near, living how he taught to live, and enacting God’s unlimited love… is going to cause problems in interpersonal relationships. When Jesus talks about people close to us that doesn’t just mean families. It means literal neighbors, too.
We pray, Almighty God, for the church and for the world. Grant that all who confess your name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Bless Michael, our presiding bishop; Melissa, our bishop provisional; and Joseph, our vicar. We pray for the Anglican Church
On the surface, todays Gospel reading is straight forward. Jesus sends the disciples out on mission, tells them to whom they should go, gives them travelling instructions and warns them of the cranky people they will encounter. AAA and Rick Steve’s Travel Guides.When Joseph asked me to preach this Sunday, I read the passage from
God of wonders, you indicate to your church what is right by your blessings. We pray for Michael, our presiding bishop; Melissa, our bishop provisional; and Joseph, our vicar. We pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; and the faith communities of Christ Church, Puyallup; St. Matthew’s, Browns Point, Tacoma; and
The passages we hear today aren’t about us and how we’re supposed to act. The passages today are about God: God’s deep love for humanity, God’s desire for us to be in right relationship, and God’s willingness to short-circuit certain rules because the healthy don’t need a physician.
Holy Trinity, you separated the light from the darkness: may your church ever dwell in your radiance and walk in the light of your love. Bless Michael, our presiding bishop; Melissa, our Bishop Provisional; and Joseph, our vicar. We pray for the Episcopal-Anglican Province of Alexandria; and for the faith communities of St. Joseph-St. John,
Three Persons, One God: a mystical dance of union and unity, a mystical dance of wholeness and division between the creator of all things who broke into time to redeem all things, and who sent themself to draw us into their work of reconciliation… Joined to God in baptism, joined to Jesus’ death and resurrection as we are born by water and the Spirit, we are made part of the community that professes Jesus the Christ crucified and resurrected.
Almighty God, we pray that you send your Spirit to your church. Inspire the souls of Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael our Presiding Bishop, Melissa and Brian our Bishops, Joseph our vicar, and our wardens and Bishop’s Committee. Come Holy Spirit, Breathe on us. Anointing Love, whose gifts empower the Church for its ministry