CategoryDevotions

Words of devotion shared by our rostered leaders and guests.

Angels Unawares

Are not all angels’ spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1.14)  There are so many things that I have taken for granted over the years, which during this past year of pandemic have risen up and reminded me of what I have lost.  I’m…

The Body of Christ

Our thanks to Brendan Armitage, our guest devotioneer this week. “One bread, one body, one Lord of all / One cup of blessing which we bless, And we, though many, throughout the earth / We are one body in this one Lord. Gentile or Jew / Servant or free / Woman or man / No…

Au Revoir Epiphany Star

Au revoir, Epiphany Star.  In a less than twenty-four hours, your light will depart from us as we usher in the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday services.  We will let you go … but not without some kicking and screaming in the form of our Palm Burning efforts tomorrow night, Shrove Tuesday.  For shortly…

Christmas Lights

When I drive to my mom’s condo, I drive through an adjoining neighborhood which has become extremely interesting to me, of late.  The “interesting” began back in November, with the very “UN-interesting” practice of putting up Christmas lights. Many, but not all the houses in the neighborhood put up some semblance of Christmas lights ……

Church and the Pandemic

Sister Dottie Almoney led a Zoom Sunday School discussion on January 31, 2021 about church during the pandemic. Lynn Stover, church member and discussion participant, offered some insight from his experiences in public education, contact tracing, and the peace corps. Sister Dottie asked if Lynn would be willing to put his words into writing. We…

Attitude

NOTE – Please be aware that last week’s excellent devotion. “Will I, or Won’t I?”, was created by Brendan Armitage.  My apologies for not making that clear in the post.  ~~PR So I put my mask on for the umpteenth time that day. I sigh, with the same frustration that you probably express at the…

Will I Or Won’t I?

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory…

Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, a partridge in a pear tree,on the second day of Christmas, two turtle doves,on the third day of Christmas, three French hens,on the fourth day of Christmas, four calling birds,on the fifth day of Christmas, five gold rings,on the sixth day of Christmas, six geese a-laying,on the seventh day…