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HOLY WEEK 2023
An Easter Egg Hunt in the Shadow of the Cross

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“Dead Man Walking”

“This morning, during chore time, the student who was responsible for feeding the gerbils noticed that Whitey [I kid you not, so help me God, the classroom gerbils were named Whitey and Blackie!] …the child noticed that Whitey wasn’t moving around in his cage.

Changing the Things We Cannot Accept

Last Thursday, hundreds of people came to the State House in Augusta for an historic event: the Chiefs of the Wabanaki tribes delivered the first State of the Tribes address in more than 20 years.  They spoke to a joint session of the Maine State House of Representatives and Senate and their honored guests. Click HERE to watch the video recording.

The Other Good Samaritan

The conversation Jesus of Nazareth has with the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:5-42) is the longest dialogue he has with anyone in any of the gospels—longer than those he has with his disciples, or with his accusers, or even with his own family members. 

The assigned text for the third Sunday of Lent this year, the story of this conversation

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

In our faith communities this March, let’s celebrate the women who tell our stories, including women preachers.

In Maine’s history, one of the woman preacher-storytellers whose story could be celebrated in your church or meeting this month is Rev. Margaret K. Henrichsen.  She was a young widow who, in the 1940’s, came to Maine to serve

The lectionary assigns Psalm 121 to be read on the second Sunday in Lent this year:

Imagine inviting God to slow you down and teach you how to rest this Lenten season.  I wonder how this invitation might shape your discipline and practice in surprising ways.

The Temptations’ Greatest Hits

First Week of Lent 2023
                                                                                                           
On the first Sunday of Lent, we hear the story of how Jesus was tempted by the devil after his 40 days and 40 nights of fasting in the wilderness.

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Lent begins today

Ash Wednesday

We Light the Candle of Joy

We Light the Candle of Joy

The December I was 6 years old I had some unfinished business with Santa Claus.  My mother took my brother and me to go see Santa at the mall and when it was my turn, I climbed into his lap, looked at him sternly and said, “Why did you put a rotten orange in my stocking last Christmas?”

We Light the Candle of Peace

We Light the Candle of Peace

During the second week of Advent, we light the candle of peace. We read the prophet Isaiah’s vision of a peaceable (click to read more…)