March 23rd. Subversive Hope.

March 23rd. Subversive Hope.

TAKE A MOMENT TO BREATHE IN GOD’S PRESENCE as you begin.


Psalm 30:11-12

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,
12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.


“Subversive Hope” by Rev. Daniel Harrell

If you have not had the opportunity to do so yet, you can listen to the sermon online. You are then invited to sit with and consider the poem listed below. 


Hope is the thing with feathers” By Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

PRAYER. 
From Third Way

God of all creation, keep us looking,
God of all spaces, help us to see You in all places,
Enable us to look for and see signs of hope,
For a people who are often hopeless
Give us visions of a better world,
Grant us faith and hope in order to live into our world, Your way of love.

God of all Mercy, keep us loving,
You whose name is Love,
Create in us a desire to love those we view as unlovely,
To love without design or threat,
Teach us to love as Jesus taught and grant us love for ourselves even as
We strive to love our neighbor.

God of all creation,
You keep us and sustain us —
Through hard questions without easy answers,
Through failing where we hoped to succeed.
Grant us grace to see possibility where others would see only despair,
Breathe faith, hope and love into our weary souls.
Grant us peace.
Amen.

TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE as you close.

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