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THE LORD’S PRAYER

On Easter, we spent time sharing stories of transformation and renewal.  Not only did we hear from a select number of storytellers, but we also heard from people willing to their their own stories.  To bring us back together after this time, we shared in this responsive reading based on the Lord’s Prayer. Our Mother and Father Our Mother and…

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HOLY SATURDAY GUIDED PRAYER

The Open Table, Holy Week 2016 Following the Last Supper of Maundy Thursday and the darkness of the cross on Good Friday, on Holy Saturday, the church continues in prayer, waiting at the tomb.  The suffering is over, but Easter has not come yet.  Consider sitting at an empty table, or in front of an unlit candle to represent this…

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TAIZÉ HOSPITALITY REFLECTION

This past Taizé gathering was centered around hospitality, and Emily Bartlett shared an interactive reflection on that topic.  On display was an art piece of a human figure and below that were a number of different anatomical drawings of body parts.  This was meant to cause us to reflect on the need we all have for these separate parts to…

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YOU WELCOMED ME

On Sunday, Laurie Anderson spoke of how every policy decision we make politically affects real people with real stories.  Below are some resources she shared for folks who would like to get more involved in immigrant justice initiatives, as well as a beautiful prayer we spoke together as our benediction. The Immigrants Creed I believe in Almighty God, who guided…

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SUBVERSIVE HOSPITALITY

At our last gathering, Dr. David May from Central Baptist Theological Seminary led our conversation about the three parables contained in Matthew 25.  We discussed the kind of subversive hospitality practiced by Jesus, in which we befriend and help the “least of these”, while speaking truth to power and the systems which help perpetuate their struggles.  Dr. May shared a list…

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TAIZÉ GRATITUDE REFLECTION

On Sunday at The Open Table, our Assistant Curator, Wendie Brockhaus, read a beautiful reflection on gratitude. This was read as part of our quarterly Taizé services and we wanted to share this reflection with you.  Enjoy, and be thankful! “Prayer of Acceptance” By Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr Eternal one who circles the seasons with ease, teach me about Earth’s…

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