Pandemic Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Is it cheating to just share last year’s post on these familiar images of shepherds? Is it? Because I really like the prayers I wrote last year especially the one I wrote riffing on Rebecca Solnit’s essay. Have you read her book on hope? It’s worth the read in the Easter season. Brainpickings offers aContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter”

Pandemic Prayers for Easter 4A

After I posted the prayers last week, I felt awkward. I wondered if these prayers could speak to such a broad audience. I wondered if it was even possible to capture the vastness of this pandemic into a few words. I felt that strange tinge again on Sunday when I gathered again with my sweetContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Easter 4A”

Chickens and Shepherds

I don’t often post my¬†sermons but after worship I was asked for the manuscript for the sermon I had just preached. I went way off script today — which I seldom do — so I decided to try to remember what in the world I said in the hope that it¬†might be a word ofContinue reading “Chickens and Shepherds”