7th Sunday of Easter May 12, 2013 John 17:20-26 Whenever I am in a group, everyone looks to me to pray before we eat, to lay hands on someone sick and pray for healing, to lead an opening or closing prayer. I am usually the designated prayer by default. So many people are afraid that […]
Highway under Construction
1st Sunday in Advent December 2, 2012 Luke 11: 1-13 and Thessalonians 5: 12-24 Imagine you are building the highway – preparing the way for Jesus to come to Prineville. Well, imagine that Highway 126 didn’t already run right through town. What would you need to do it? First you’d need a plan. You’d need […]
What’s Up With That Long Prayer?
7th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 18 July 31, 2011 The Dance of the Liturgy: Prayers of the People “What’s up with that long prayer?” It was the title of a section of a pre-catechism curriculum I designed as a seminary project in Christian Education. I never got to write the whole curriculum, but I keep […]