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Hymn and Prayers for the 2nd Sunday before Lent


"In the Cross of Christ I Glory"


Reading & Collect

This week's readings can be found here Luke 8.22-25

Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday


Poem


The Remnant of the Fury Will Not Go

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

The remnant of the fury will not go; the murmur of unstopping worry stays. I see the pain my friend will always know; and she— who never lived her childhood days, who grew up fast, and broken and confused— once told me what it’s like to be abused. She carries weight beyond her strength to bear— the guilt, at being told it was her fault, the secrecy that led her to despair, confusion when a perpetrator, caught— A “man of God”— became the one relieved While she who cried for help was disbelieved. What boundaries, broken once, can be made right? Will institutions change and now repent? Will shame that lived within, just out of sight, now linger on and stay and build a tent (unwanted guest!) and make itself at home while leaders make their poor excuses known? And what of her and him and her and him and thousands more whose stories are untold? Internalizing violence as their sin, they, too, have struggled, watching life unfold; What is the remnant that is always near? O God, have mercy! Bring your healing here.


To Pray for

  • Continuing Random Acts of Kindness

  • Courage

  • Those experiencing Hunger

  • Those fearful or facing difficulties following the storms this week




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