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Quarantine lessons from Psalm 23

Dear Friends, Greetings! Hope all is well with you and your family on this seventh Sunday since the shelter in place order was given by the governor of New York state. How are you holding up sheltering at home? For some people sheltering in place order is not an easy one to follow. Home is […]

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“Easter’s Healing Touch” in the midst of Covid-19

Came across an article about the Healing Touch of Easter even in the midst of shelter in place and in our isolation. Author talks about embodied suffering. And the healing that comes in embodied vulnerable “wounded healer,” God who does not run away from our suffering but touches our wounds with compassion. We can each […]

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“For whom are you looking?”

What does Easter mean to you? Why are we gathered here now together in spirit, despite being separated physically by sheltering in place? Why do people who don’t normally come to church think to come on Easter Sunday? And how are you celebrating Easter? Is how you are celebrating Easter tied to your understanding of […]

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“Truly this man was God’s Son”

Let’s start with things we know and are important at this very moment. All of us are confronted with these three facts. We are in the midst of collectively fighting the Covid-19, the Novel Coronavirus, without a clear end in sight.  Today is Palm Sunday, beginning of the Holy Week.  “Truly this man [Jesus] was […]

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How Long Will You Grieve?

1 Samuel 16:1-13 / Psalm 23 /  Ephesians 5:8-14 / John 9:1-41 As we survey our lectionary scripture readings for this Sunday morning, we read in 1 Samuel 16 – “The LORD said to Samuel, ‘how long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel’” (1 Samuel 16:1). Samuel was […]