Leanna

Preparing for Worship

Preparing for Worship - Leanna Coyle-Carr, pastoral resident.  Life is springing up all around us. Have you seen the blossoming trees or smelled the scrumptious honeysuckle? What joy! Of course, that means that not just a few of us are sniffling and sneezing in the...

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Preparing for Worship

Preparing for Worship - Leanna Coyle-Carr, pastoral resident.  Pre-pandemic, St. Valentine’s Day was a day for greeting cards, fancy dinners, cut flowers and weighty expectations. Quarantine, however, makes a lot of that simply out of the question. Even those of us...

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Preparing for Worship

Preparing For Worship - Leanna Coyle-Carr, pastoral resident. Everything is difficult this Advent. For example: The Coyle-Carr Calama-tree. We went to pick out our tree at the Whole Foods parking lot, found the perfect fir, snapped a selfie for the book, and then …...

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Preparing for Worship

Preparing for Worship - Leanna Coyle-Carr, pastoral resident.  We sit in houses today that may not feel like home. Things like global pandemics and national tensions have a way of making even the safest places feel uncomfortable. Home is where we live and breathe and...

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Preparing for Worship

How do we prepare for worship with a pandemic on, routines out of place, lots of folks — or not enough folks — underfoot, and America’s whiteness problem staring us straight in the face? That is the question we are facing today. Except, are we reading this Saturday...

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Preparing for Worship

Mother Mary is a woman worthy of remembrance, celebration and emulation. One tradition is the “May Crowning,” when little children make flower crowns and adorn statues of Mary to celebrate her life and leadership. I dig that. If ever there was a woman to remember it...

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