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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on October 31, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments
This weeks Common Meditation is a poem by Sarah Munson, a long-time member and poet in our congregation.
Can I be quiet enough to hear
in kitchen and basement?
Quiet enough to feel
the sun, emptying through glass,
fill every pore in my face?
Quiet enough to accept
the stretch of muscle
strained to sit still?
Quiet enough to allow
Sunday afternoon we celebrated the ordination of Natalie Fenimore (now Rev.) at her home church in Rockville. Natalie was our well-loved intern minister last year, and it was a thrill to be a part of her ordination. I gave the ordination prayer (and Rev. Carlton offered the Right Hand of Fellowship), which I thought you might like to read:…
Added by Rev. Michael McGee on October 10, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, and a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. These words from Isaiah, a prophet in the 8th century BCE Kingdom of Judah, are read in every synagogue on this day. But their message is for all people in all times.
Is not this the fast that I choose:
To loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Added by Rev. Michael McGee on October 7, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Added by Rev. Michael McGee on October 3, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments