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February in The Upper Room Chapel

February 1, 2020 by Beth A. Richardson

TO LIVE BY God's call means making ourselves available to the power of the Spirit within us. When we become available to the Spirit, our personal stories become part of God's great story of redeeming love, despite our weaknesses. —Kara Lassen Oliver

GOD, YOU HAVE made me and you know me. I am empty and find myself in darkness so dark that I am overwhelmed by its density. You alone know the thoughts that assault my mind. You alone know my anxious ways. You alone know the demands that haunt me unceasingly. God, where are you in all this You said that you would not leave me, yet I feel abandoned and exposed. Rescue me from me. Quick, God, I can't wait. Send your Spirit to my rescue, in the name of love. Amen.

– Juanita Rasmus

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Friends,

The season of Lent begins next week. Join us on Wednesday, February 26 at 10:45am for an Ash Wednesday service of ashes, prayers, and spirituals.

Blessings on your sabbath,

Beth  

Next week in the Ecumenical prayer cycle we pray for the countries and peoples of Belgium, Luxembourg, and Netherlands.

Join us for these special services upcoming services:

March 4, Taizé Service

April 9, Maundy Thursday Eucharist
                                                                                                                                                                              


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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