Category: Reflections

Litany from Educational Ministry Year Learning Circle

Litany for Christian Education Friday morning, Week One Introduction to Educational Ministry   Fiery, cloudy pillar, you guide our lives. As learners and leaders, may we remember our story of community and liberation. God of the prophets, you demand of us justice. As teachers and ministers, may we embody our call and covenant. Holy Wisdom, …

Prayers for Wednesday, October 6

From staff worship: Oh most blessed light, fill the innermost hearts of your faithful. Without your power, nothing in in humans, nothing innocent. Clean what is dirty, water what is dry, heal what is wounded. Bend what is rigid, heat what is cold, lead what has gone astray. (From the Latin, 13th Century) O lux …

Prayer for September 15

In the midst of routine and rest of sabbath and sunsets of travel and time off of contemplation and calm In the complex mix of our days of agendas and appointments of time zones and to do lists of stress and schedules we gather to do the work of this organization. In the complicated muddle …

Welcome to CCS Blog

I’m looking at a large black and white photo that sits on the floor of my office, leaning against the wall.  It shows a small group of First Nations men and women, old and young, clustered together in prayer.  They are leaned into each other.  Some kneel, some sit.  Some stand, reaching out to lay …