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[23 Apr 2014]
The Pace of God in Us (Or, Timing is Everything)

by Tom Pappas Let’s see if an old joke works on paper. In actual life it takes two people, at least one rehearsal, and still it’s iffy. Here goes: “What’s the most important element in ‘timing’ comedy?” Good one, huh? It’s OK if you don’t answer. Laurel and I usually sit on the lectern side (left at WPC) and always near the front. We don’t have to be in the same seats but often are. It turns out that we tend to sit near the same neighbors. Let me relate the responsive reading practices of two of them. Ray (may he rest in peace) always sat on the aisle in the fifth row a few feet from us. He was not a shy man and was particularly adept at being the first one to read the bold lines in the worship bulletin. He was not only first, but early by a beat or two. In ...

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[18 Apr 2014]
A Theology of the Cross

by Alice Ling I’m not sure what I expected, but then again you never know what will happen when you open a door and invite people to walk through it. Clearly, I underestimated the possibilities. I invited a few women to imagine options for color and creativity as part of our Lenten observance. They in turn invited members of the congregation to express their prayer through art. We handed out foam crosses, encouraged individuals and families to take them home, personalize them in whatever way appealed to them and bring them back. Throughout the season, our display grew as two dozen or more crosses found their way to the front of the sanctuary, offering color, creativity and personal expressions of the prayers in our midst. Prayers for peace, a drape of old lace, a hand knit shawl, stripes of the rainbow covenant, faces of God’s children around the world, bubble wrap ...

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