“winged women was saying
"full of grace" and like
was light beyond sun and words
of a name and a blessing.
winged women to only i.i joined them, whispering
-- Lucille Clifton (born 1936)
“Love is a place
& through this place of
(with brightness of peace)
yes is a world
& in this world of yes live
― E.E. Cumming
Scripture Readings: Luke 1: 39-45
A Blessing Called Sanctuary – by Jan Richardson
Guest Worship Leader: Rev. Ginger Taylor
Let Silence still us so you may show us your shining and we can out of that stillness rise and praise. - Marge Piercy, from "The Art of Blessing the Day"
Scripture Readings: Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6
excerpt from Nishmat From "Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme" by Marge Piercy
“The Kingdom of God is a tricky concept, and I was always taught it referred to our heavenly reward for being good, which, now that I actually read the Bible for myself, makes very little sense. Others say that the Kingdom of God is another way of talking about the church, and still others say that it's the dream God has for the wholeness of the world, a dream being made true little by little among us right here, right now. My answer? All of the above.”
― Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
Scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9 Mark 13: 24-37
The Rev. Curtis S. (Curt) Ackley
Senior Pastor (Bridge) of Rincon Congregational UCC.