Practicing Faith

Fall 2018 Series

Inverse Communion

Posted By on Apr 6, 2020

Many churches normally celebrate communion on the 1st Sunday of the month. This is not your average month however. There is a lot of hand-wringing about whether to do online communion … OR … utilize this Sunday as a ‘Lenten fast’ from communion until we are all together again physically. It is amazing how ‘social distancing’ has challenged both our vocabulary and our metaphysics. More about that in...

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Consider the Crows

Posted By on Nov 15, 2018

One tradition I really like surrounding communion, is that you never throw the bread in the trash or pour the cup down the drain. Once the bread and cup have been blessed, you are supposed to return them to earth from which they came. I love this imagery. It helps me to think about the grain that became the flour for the loaf and to think about the vines rooted in the earth that brought forth the grapes. I do this, not in a...

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Gift of Rest

Posted By on Oct 19, 2018

This past week’s sermon was about ‘the gift of rest’. You work better when you don’t work everyday.  It heals you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Enjoy this video of the sermon:  

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Saying Yes and Saying No

Posted By on Oct 9, 2018

This past Sunday was exactly the kind of conversation that I love to have when we are together. There are certain conversations that happen best in community! ‘Making decisions’ is one of them.  The reality is that this topic is not most fruitfully addressed when I am sitting alone with my own thoughts. It requires that I compare notes with others. Here is a short video (2 min) about why I love becoming a conversational...

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