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Worship – August 15 – Letting Our Hearts Break

The 2nd Book of Samuel story tells the story of the death of David’s son Absalom. (2 Sam. 18:5-33) Psalm 130 is David’s cry of grief and desolation. As Leonard Cohen wrote, “There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the … Continue reading

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Worship – August 8 – A Clean Heart and Right Spirit

King David, Israel’s greatest and strongest king, not only had an affair with his general’s wife, but he also arranged for the man’s death. When the prophet Nathan called him to account for his actions, David was cut to the … Continue reading

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United Voice – August 2021

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Springs in the Desert

Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.” – Psalm 87:7 (NRSV) The Bible needs to be read with desert eyes. Only if we remember that much of it was written by people who lived where the average … Continue reading

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41st Annual Report of the United Church of Santa Fe

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Steadfast Saguaros

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast. Psalm 108:1, NRSV Saguaro cactus are steadfast. On less than 10 inches of rain a year, with temperatures that range from 120 degrees down to freezing, the iconic “giants of … Continue reading

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The Wonder of It All

Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. – Acts 2:43 (NRSV) I wonder how long their wonder lasted. After the first Pentecost, I wonder how long those early Christians could sustain their amazement … Continue reading

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Let the Hills Sing!

Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy. – Psalm 98:8 (NRSV) Among all the losses the pandemic has brought to local churches, one we feel most keenly in the congregation I serve is not … Continue reading

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Being the Body

There was not a needy person among them. – Acts 4:34a (NRSV) I heard lots of resurrection stories this Lent. Perhaps you did, too. As people got vaccinated, they shared their relief and joy. “It’s a new lease on life,” … Continue reading

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Longing for Sanctuary

I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory. – Psalm 63:2 (RSV) Tradition has it that Psalm 63 was composed by David when he was in the Judean desert on the run from King Saul. Modern … Continue reading

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