Tag Archives: compassion

What the World Needs Now is Mercy

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. These few words from Psalm 51 could be a daily prayer for most of us, even multiple times a day. … Continue reading

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Church is a Verb

Why church? How are we to be church? Is church dying out or transforming? Which church has it right? These questions and other similar ones govern so many of the conversations among those in church leadership across denominations. Where do ecumenism … Continue reading

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Bidding Prayer for Compassion

Come, let us pray for the Church throughout the world. (silence or a time for people to quietly give voice to their concerns) Eternal God, “Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” Too often … Continue reading

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Almost a Sermon on Abundance

RCL – July 29,2012 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:1-15 with Psalm 14 or 2 Kings 4:42-44 with Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 With this set of texts, I am not sure to begin. If I were … Continue reading

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Not Too Late for Changes

RCL – Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 18, 2012 Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 I keep hearing about bullying and the need to put an end to it. But I turn on the news and … Continue reading

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