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Party Blessing

The Maker’s blessing be yours on your road On your journey Guiding you, cherishing you. The Son’s blessing be yours wine and water bread and stories feeding you, challenging you. The Spirit’s blessing be yours wind and fire joy and wisdom comforting you, disturbing you. The Angels’ blessings be yours on your house on your […]

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Never Say Never

Dear Saints, It is our privilege to write this portion of The SPIRE for the next two issues, while Rev. Jen is away. Last month, she introduced us with brief bios for each of us. We’d like to share with you how we found First Church. We moved here in June of 2013. After getting […]

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Looking towards a Skinner Summer

If you were blessed enough to experience Music Sunday this year you were reminded and likely awed at the amazing depth of talent we have among our worshiping community. The ‘embarrassment of riches’ that we have however, does not stop with the bells, the choir, individual soloists, musicians, artists (!) and readers (and their leaders). It includes people who are terrific planners and leaders […]

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He Asked For Charity

God came to my house and asked for charity. And I fell on my knees and cried, “Beloved, what may I give?” “Just love,” He said. “Just love.” –Prayer of St. Francis

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Flags for Prayers

Dear Saints, While we are enjoying a glorious and much-awaited spring, I am also aware of the suffering that is occurring around our country and our planet. I am concerned about California’s unprecedented drought. I am deeply concerned the about the increasing gun violence in communities and schools and shockingly regressive riots as a result. […]

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A Blessing of Peace

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given you. May you be content […]

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