Raging & Weeping
My words are stuck God
Do I rage or do I weep?
Wrap me in your grace
“Haiku prayers” posted by John Stevens in Narrative Lectionary facebook group
This week’s images of white supremacy storming and occupying our Capitol have caused many of us to rage and weep. In short, to grieve. This was supposed to be a sermon about discerning paths, and in many ways it still is. Listen in as Pastor Megan explores the question of those who followed John the Baptizer into the wilderness, the same question many of us are asking: In light of all we have seen and heard, “What then should we do?” [Sermon begins at minute 24:10]
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – Year 3
- Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish
- Rachel Elizabeth Harding: facebook post – January 7, 2021
- Image: tweeted by Georgia STAND-UP
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- Oh, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem – Text: Adger M. Pace, 1940. Music: R. Fischer Boyce, 1940. harmonized by Adger M. Pace.
- On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry – Text: Charles Coffin, 1736, tr. John Chandler, 1861. Music: Musicalisch Handbuch…1690, arr. William Havergal, 1847.
- Praise the One Who breaks the darkness – Text: Rusty Edwards © 1987, Hope Publishing Co. Music: American folk melody.
- O Lord Hear our Prayer – Text: based on Psalm 102. Music: Jaques Berthier, © 1982, Les Presses de Taize.
- Grant us lord the grace – Text: Anonymous; Music: C.F.Witt, 1715, adapted by Henry Gauntlett, 1861