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Prayer Vigil, Dec. 7, 7:30 PM

Prayer Vigil, Dec. 7, 7:30 PM

Interfaith Prayer Vigil for U.N. Climate Conference in Paris Monday, December 7, 7:30-8:30 PM Sacred Heart Parish Center (opposite Wilson Farm) 21 Follen Rd., Lexington   From Nov. 30 to December 11, hundreds of world leaders will meet at the Paris Climate Summit with an urgent mission:  Finalize an international commitment to combat climate change.  Some see this as a last chance to prevent the worst consequences of climate disruption.  So far, reaching agreement has been too difficult… under pressure, politicians have overlooked our shared...
Sir Walter Raleigh's Prayer

Sir Walter Raleigh’s Prayer

Last Sunday June Cooper shared a beautiful prayer with us. Sir Walter Raleigh, the great English naval explorer, has a prayer attributed to him. It speaks deeply to urban and justice ministry: Disturb us, Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves; when our dreams have become true because we dreamed too small; when we arrived safely because we sailed to close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, We have lost our thirst for the waters of...
Handwork as Prayer

Handwork as Prayer

March 24, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Nancy Rottman Sunday night @ the Well we answered the question, “Does prayer change anything?”  We explored how the things we do with our hands such as fabric crafting, and the things we do with our feet such as walking a labyrinth are ancient meditative prayer practices.  We discovered that yes, prayer changes something.  Prayer changes us and the world in which we live.  Whether we gain a new insight, a new direction on our faith journey, or a...
A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer Lenten Devotional by Dana Allen Walsh Facebook.  Text Messages.  Emails.  Laundry.  Cooking. These are all things that get in the way of prayer for me.  All these things make me feel like I don’t have the time and energy to give to God in prayer. But perhaps what we can do as a prayer practice is note and write down all the things that seem to “get in the way of my prayer”.   And then we can ask the Holy...
How Long, O Lord?

How Long, O Lord?

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – July 28, 2013 – Psalm 13 – Mark 10:46-52 http://youtu.be/j3fqty09atg “How Long, O Lord?” In our gospel reading, Bartimeaus refused to be silenced.  The disciples tried hard keep him quiet.  But Bartimeaus, a blind beggar on the side of the road, kept yelling for Jesus and the disciples were disturbed. Bartimaeus doesn’t properly address Jesus and he isn’t humble, meek, or passive in his approach.  He just yells from the curb. Every time the disciples try...
Candle Litany, Advent Three: JOY, Two women waiting in expectation together...

Candle Litany, Advent Three: JOY, Two women waiting in expectation together…

The Third Sunday of Advent – December 16th Today we light the candle of Joy. Help us to remember that Jesus came to change tears to laughter and sorrow into songs of joy.  Thank you for the joy of this season, O God. Amen.   Luke 3:7-18 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to...