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Worship Times:
Sunday Mornings 9am – Traditional Service
11am – Contemporary Service

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This Week’s Pastoral Prayer

A prayer inspired by the work of AMOS Health & Hope, FBC’s Nicaragua delegation, Isaiah 58, and the events of the week:

Holy One,
Our prayers feel sometimes like too much,
Sometimes not enough.

What can we say that gives thanks,
really, for the beauty of this world?
For the joy of connection
and the wonder of discovery
and the tenderness of friendship?

What can we say that acknowledges,
really, the pain of it all?
The sorrow of loss
and the bitterness of injustice
and the frustration of misunderstanding?

Not words, then.

What kind of silence can we keep
that holds space for us to breathe,
and remember, and honor each other?

What kind of work can we do
that comforts the afflicted,
challenges the powerful,
transforms the systems that oppress?

What kind of hope can we offer
that looks like light breaking forth?
How do we practice the fast you desire,
so that others might drink clean water, eat enough food?

You who create and call us, every day –
We open and offer ourselves to the love that you are.

Our prayer is for courage and compassion.
Our prayer is to live fully, and unafraid,
as your people, bringing your good news
to all the places our lives take us.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Amen.

Worship in October

Oct. 2 - Worship with Communion, “Where Do Stories Begin?” - Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching, Scripture: selections from The Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Oct. 9 - “Who Gets to Tell the Story?” - Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching, Scripture: selections from The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Oct. 16 - “The Silences We Insist On” - Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching, Scripture: selections from The Secret Gospel of Mark & The Gospels of Thomas & Judas

Oct. 23 - Rev. Kim Kushner-Dominguez preaching

Oct. 30 - 9 a.m.— Prayer & Song Service
11 a.m.— Combined Worship Service “Where Do Stories End?” - Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching, Scripture: selections from The Fragments of Papias
Followed by a congregational meeting and lunch

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