I have been reading about the place of lament in the Bible and faith. It is interesting that the only book in the Bible named for an expression of emotion is Lamentations. Not joy or thanksgiving or praise. 40% of the psalms are expressions of lament; cries of grief, anger, resentment and suffering. Walter Brueggemann,…

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Luke 8:22-25 One day Jesus and his disciples boarded a boat. He said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So they set sail. While they were sailing, he fell asleep. Gale-force winds swept down on the lake. The boat was filling up with water and they were in danger.…

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We are hardwired to be with others. Sure there are times when people drive us crazy and solitude can be a replenishing gift, but deep within us is a basic need for contact. So many of us are finding the practice of social isolating to be taxing. I grew up in a large family with…

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Years ago I was asked what God’s purpose was in giving the Ten Commandments to Moses and his throng wandering in the wilderness. What do you think? I have chewed on that question a long time and the best I have been able to come up with is that God gave them in love. The…

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When someone joins the church they are asked some very personal questions, like “Do you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?” This week, we have a story of a man born blind. We see them there, two men, one who sees everything and the other who has never seen anything and the disciples are…

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Sunday’s Gospel passage is the story of Jesus healing the blind man. I have been thinking about this passage and what I would preach from it and offer these reflections on the first portion of the passage. John 9:1-7 As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who was blind from birth. Jesus’ disciples asked,…

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The churches of Presbytery of Santa Fe are collaborating to offer you a livestream worship experience at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time Sunday, March 22. Click Here for Worship 3-22-20 Collaborative Worship Bulletin

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Rev. Sarah Chivington-Buck will lead a time of lectio divina (a way of meditating on Scripture) followed by a time of communal prayer Thursday, March 19th at 2pm Mountain Time. Click this link to join the zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/343878816

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I have a practice to share with you in this stressful time. I have endeavored to do this daily for a long time and find it personally meaningful. It is an adaptation from a traditional meditation technique called “The Meditation on Loving-kindness” I offer it to you as one of many ways we can be…

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a…

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