Generous God, you have chosen us to do the work of your kingdom. You have called us to labor in your vineyard. With grateful hearts, we offer to you the best of what we have. We give thanks for the blessings of this life we now name, either silently or aloud. Lead us with gladness. Cover […]
Jesus, you keep giving us these tough Gospels. Forgiveness, now that’s a tough one. Sure, it’s supposed to be part of our religious commitment and way of life, but within reason, right? I’m willing to forgive the people I like when they are contrite and ask for forgiveness, but, ooh, I think Jesus is asking
Father, we pray for your guiding hand to be present with the leadership of our faith, especially Joseph, Melissa, Brian, and Michael. We pray for the person who will become the next Bishop of Olympia. In the Anglican Communion, we pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean. In our Diocese, we
O God, we pray for all people in their daily life and work. For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone. Hear us, O God. For your mercy is great. For this community, the nation, and the world. For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace. Hear us, O God. For
How many of you are native Washingtonians? Native Seattleites? How would someone know that you are from Seattle? What would you tell them? In the nine plus years that my husband, Henry, and I have been here, we have made our own observations, but I also looked at some lists that were compiled and have
Bearing something that is unbearable. I hope you don’t have to experience that but some of us will. As a chaplain, my entire career has been about being with suffering people in crisis. Many of them will tell me that they are bearing something unbearable. Here are some snippets from my past week at work.
God of glory, give your church ardent spirits in your service. Bless Michael our presiding bishop; Melissa and Brian, our bishops; Joseph, our vicar; and the person who will be the next Bishop of Olympia. We pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean; and for the faith communities of Huston Camp