Communion for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

Liturgy for use in Communion during this season when so many are staying at home due to COVID 19.

Gifts in Open Hands

This is a service for those who want to share Communion in an online community during a time of quarantine // lockdown // shelter in place. I am sure that a number of denominations are creating resources for this occasion and I would like to add to the choices. This liturgy includes the theological premise that lay sharing in the preparation and words of consecration over a table blesses the elements received fully and completely. In other words, there is no need for a clergy person to handle them. This may be uncomfortable for some.

This is a simple service which begins with an announcement on Sunday, March 29 (or during the week prior to April 5) and continues with words of liturgy, to which you can add language, music, gestures and practices. (For example, some churches pour the drink for the shared cup and some do not, some bring…

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Seeking Wisdom

January 2020 Scripture Reading Plan

The beginning of a new year is a natural time of transition, a cause for reflection, and an opportunity to reset routines. I’ve created a 31 day Scripture reading plan for reflection and meditation around the idea of Seeking Wisdom. In the Book of Proverbs, Wisdom is personified…as someone to seek, to get to know, and to trust. You could alternatively or additionally read a chapter of Proverbs per day during this same time period. The specific passages I’ve chosen, however, expand beyond this singular book, reminding us that the word of God is full of wisdom…if we are open to it.

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Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for Wednesday Wisdom with Pastor Cheryl to complement this reading plan.

The first video in this series is “New Year Discover You.” You don’t need to be a new you. You are already uniquely and wonderfully crafted by God into the person you are supposed to be. Our responsibility (and joy!) is to discover who that is–and BE that! Take a look and let me know how discovery is unfolding in your life.

Love God. Love neighbor. Love self.