Holy water: Woven by water and Spirit

Holy water: Woven by water and Spirit

What makes water holy? Some believe that words from an ancient ritual in preparation for baptism said by clergy cause water to be holy. Some say that water is holy when it is infused with God’s Spirit. When I wash my hands several times each day to avoid spreading or...
Loose threads: Holding together during panic

Loose threads: Holding together during panic

All norms are now abnormal when it comes to worship. No greeters standing at the door. At least not physically. Hmmm? Should we have greeters for a webinar? Greeters for the Facebook live portion? Someone to say, “Hi. Welcome. My name is …” when folks join the...
Hyper-unraveling: Won’t you be my neighbor?

Hyper-unraveling: Won’t you be my neighbor?

I am sure that I am not the only one that is turning to scripture for comfort during this time of pandemic responses. This morning, my search took me immediately to Psalm 77, which begins with, “My voice goes up to God, and I will cry out.” This is our “go-to” for...