Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rooting for the Underdog

A Reflection by Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Bulbs.  No, not the electric kind, the flower kind.  People give them as gifts at Christmas:  amaryllis, tulip, paperwhite.  I was given a little net bag of exceedingly unpromising-looking paperwhite bulbs a … Continue reading

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DAY EIGHT: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 8, Together… we proclaim the gospel (1 Corinthians 1:17) Isaiah 61:1-4, The spirit of the Lord God has sent me to bring good news. Psalm 145:1-7, One generation shall laud your works to another. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, For I … Continue reading

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DAY SEVEN: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 7, Together… we belong to Christ (1 Corinthians 1:12-13) Isaiah 19:19-25, God will send them a savior. Psalm 139:1-12, Where can I go from your spirit? 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, If one member suffers…If one member is honored… Mark 9:38-41, … Continue reading

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DAY SIX: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 6, Together… we seek to be in agreement (1 Corinthians 1:10) Judges 4:1-9, If you go with me, I will go. Psalm 34:1-14, Seek peace, and pursue it. 1 Corinthians 1:10-15, Be united in the same mind and the … Continue reading

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DAY FIVE: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 5, Together… we are called into fellowship (1 Corinthians 1:9b) Isaiah 43:1-7, I will be with you. Psalm 133, How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! 1 John 1: 3-7, We have fellowship … Continue reading

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DAY FOUR: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 4, Together… we affirm that God is faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9a) Lamentations 3:19-26, The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. Psalm 57:7-11, God’s faithfulness extends to the clouds. Hebrews 10:19-25, He who has promised is faithful. Luke 1:67-75, He has … Continue reading

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DAY THREE: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 3, Together… we are not lacking in any spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 1:7) Job 28:20-28, Truly, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. Psalm 145:10-21, You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing. Ephesians 4:7-13, Each … Continue reading

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DAY TWO: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Day 2, Together… we give thanks for God’s grace in one another (1 Corinthians 1:4) Deuteronomy 26:1-11, The Lord brought us out of Egypt. Psalm 100, Give thanks to God, bless God’s name. Philippians 1:3-11, I thank God every time I … Continue reading

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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: DAY ONE

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity gives Christians an annual opportunity to continue their quest for the unity they already share in Christ. It is also a time to gather in praise of the Triune God and to deepen … Continue reading

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Martin and Francis: Seeing the Possibilities

A Reflection by Rosemary M. Thompson, Executive Director, P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace As we head into the second half of the first month of the year, we encounter the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Born … Continue reading

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