A Prayer Practice for the Stuff of Holy Week

A Prayer Practice for the Stuff of Holy Week

  Meet us this week, Lord, in the stuff of Holy Week. Help us notice the symbols that tell of your love. They are all around us—gift after gift from you.   Meet us in green leaves waving and in stones by the road. Remind us to lift our voices in hosannas as...

An Advocate Anthology: Lent

These past few weeks the Advocate has been reflecting on Lent. If you missed out reading any of these articles, or just want to revisit a thought or idea one more time, here are the first few lines for each posting with links attached to the titles that will that will...

Interactive Prayer Stations for Lent

Prayer stations offer a practical idea for the Lenten season, with a focus on raising awareness of a number of social justice issues and hospitality. These themes and messages accompany us on a Lenten journey. The original “Interactive Prayer Stations on Lent &...

What Will We Tell the Children?

by Tori Smit It was a Good Friday service I will never forget. I was perhaps eight or nine years old and since children in my church rarely joined the adults in the sanctuary for any part of worship going to worship on Good Friday was a very big deal for me. I wanted...

Poetry of a Lenten Journey

  by Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls Isaiah 43:14-21 Using words that resound with hope in the face of suffering and uncertainty, Isaiah 43 is one of this year’s lectionary texts for Lent. Reading this poetry with an eye to its themes and poetic beauty can...