Author Archives: lena

Community Prayers 2021.01.10

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … today’s great message. Maria seasons, change, and the grace we are given to be intentional. Tiffany the refreshing baptism of snow on our city today. Naomi this community. Gena the Black women organizers in my home state of Georgia, may they find peace and resortation. Gina … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.01.10

Liturgy Light of ancient, light of old,search us, and know our hearts. Try us, and tell us whatanxieties we wrought.For on a day called “today,”our consciousness is concealed. Brother bemoans brother,Sister bemoans sister,Church bemoans church,State bemoans,state bemoans brother. With dimming eyes, we gropejust as the rooster crows.We scatter, we hide,we close shut our eyes. The cool wind blows. “Where are […]

A New Way of Being

As we enter a new year, Weylin Lee reflects on what our invitation is toward a new way of being and experiencing transformation [Mark 1:4-11]. Reflection What area of your life is in need of truth-telling? How are you invited to consent to God’s unconditional love in this year? Practice Confession.  Acknowledge your choice of deception over truth.  Invite yourself […]

Community Prayers 2021.01.03

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … an encouraging message and a new year. Gena a beautiful 4 day old baby boy and a healthy mom. Brandon seeds of hope beyond present suffering. Lauryn baby Jonah. Gena my great aunt Virginia who turned 102 yesterday. Anslee … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … my boyfriend […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.01.03

Liturgy God of water and wine,bring us together this morningto pour and drink deeplyfrom the storehouse of your grace. Let us pause for a moment to breatheand welcome in this new year.[Pause for a few seconds] After a year of losses, bruises,and slights, a year of unmet hopes,we are here to rest and to reclinein the living room you have […]

The Planting of the Lord

Jeff Chu reflects on God’s grace and how our gratitude for that grace is the driving force for whatever work we do in the world [Isaiah 61]. Reflection Where do you see evidence of God’s grace in your life? How can you cultivate a discipline of holy gratitude? Practice Spend time in the presence of oak trees.  Reflect on God’s […]

Community Prayers 2020.12.27

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … family and Christmas. Tiffany Vox, who continues to bring peace during this wild time. Brittney the promise of a new year. Lena self-care practices and face to face communication tools. Josh … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … my mental health needs during this time. Zach students and […]