12 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Advent Week 2

For the Advent and Christmas season, our DeacPosts will feature prayers from the Iona Community in Scotland. We will resume our regular format in January. Today's image is from " Waiting in Darkness: An Advent liturgy" by David McNeish...
5 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Advent Week 1

For the Advent and Christmas season, our DeacPosts will feature prayers from the Iona Community in Scotland. We will resume our regular format in January. Today's image is from "Hope was Heard Singing" by Sally Foster-Fulton, Wild Goose...
27 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Thanksgiving Poem” Deaconess Jess McCallum

On this eve Of Thanksgiving day Many are traveling Cars delayed. Some gather with family, Others with friends. Some follow traditions, Others role with new trends. Food is prepared, Drinks are served Dishes all...
21 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Seek Justice” Deaconess Eva Schindhelm

“learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 In preparation for a family history quest in Vermont, I reviewed a travel guide book. Of particular interest were notations...
14 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “Tis a Fearful Thing”

'Tis a Fearful Thing ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing to love. For your...
7 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Stillness, Prayer, and Candles” Deaconess Claire Schoepp

"Be still and know that I am God!" (NRSV) Psalm 46:10 You don't need a candle to pray, but if you're an easily distractible, extremely busy, over-scheduled fifth or sixth-grader, a candle can't hurt. Perhaps it's just the pace of...
31 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Keep the Poor With You” Deaconess Deb Lennox

"For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me." (NRSV) Matthew 26:11 Squarely, in front of the doors of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, in San Jose, stands the sculpture "Monument Los Presentes" (Monument To...
24 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Calling the Father”

“Then you when call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.” (NRSV)  Jeremiah 29: 12 What are the first words you hear when you awaken each morning? For me, they are those of my child coming through the baby monitor....
17 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Celebrating the Prayers of the Faithful”

Is any among you sick? They should call the elders of the church and have them pray over them. … The prayer of faith will save the sick... James 5:14-15 Following the celebration of the 10th anniversary of my consecration, several of...
10 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “I Can Feel It”

Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you...cure the sick who are there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you'. Luke 10:8-9 My son lay comatose in the hospital, not expected to survive the night. The call...