ADD YOUR ELECTION DAY COLLECT

The Abbey is collecting collect prayers for our Election Day Vigil, and we would love one from YOU! Never written a collect? It's not difficult! You follow a prescribed pattern or formula to "collect" many aspects of prayer into one, short, poetic, offering. 1. Address God 2. Name an attribute…

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In Two Weeks the Election Will Be Over (Maybe)

By Rebecca Hall The landscape of the spiritual life is a series of peaks, valleys, and plateaus (not to mention other things like desert, wilderness, water, and sometimes milk and honey…).  With the exception of crucifixion moments, the most difficult time for most of us is when we have to…

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One Church, One Book: Advent 2020

Names for the Messiah, by Walter Brueggemann Christians have claimed from the beginning that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. In this study, best-selling author Walter Brueggemann tackles the questions: "What were these expectations?" and "Did Jesus fulfill them?". In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given…

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The Fellowship

WHO WE ARE: OUR PURPOSE AND GOALS We in the Fellowship are people in recovery from life’s hardships. Some of us have suffered from addiction or alcoholism, perhaps our own or a loved one’s. Some of us have struggled with other adversities of life. Our common goal is to encourage…

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Pilgriming to Mt. Sinai
Mt Sinai

Pilgriming to Mt. Sinai

By Joyce Palevitz OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 2:30 am. Dark. Dry desert air. We walked towards the yard where the camels were. I had been told that a Bedouin would take hold of my arm and use its circumference to select a camel that would be the right size for me.…

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The Pandemic Is My Monastery
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The Pandemic Is My Monastery

By Diane Davis On a couple of Zoom platforms from St. David’s lately, I have found myself uttering the phrase “the pandemic is my monastery.” It came to me after reading about a prisoner who said “the prison is my monastery,” and that got me thinking. Here’s what I mean…

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