Sun. May 2nd: COW Offering

On Sunday, May 2nd we will have our reguarly scheduled “COW” (Contribute Our Wealth) Offering that collects monetary donations for Second Harvest and Heifer International. You have two ways to donate: 1) Send a check to the church office with the memo “COW Offering”; 2) When you donate online with Tithe.ly, choose COW Offering onContinue reading “Sun. May 2nd: COW Offering”

Sun. May 2nd: Garden Warriors Outdoor Clean Up Day

Many Brookmeaders worked hard to prepare our outdoor space for Easter worship. We will have another outdoor clean up and gardening day on Sun. May 2nd starting at 11 am for the beautification of our outdoor space at Brookmeade, prior to our next in-person service (on May 9th). This will be a fun day to see each other andContinue reading “Sun. May 2nd: Garden Warriors Outdoor Clean Up Day”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 4th

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 (Easter Sunday) “We are baffled” by Walter Brueggemann Christ is RisenHe is risen indeed!We are baffled by the very Easter claim we voice.Your new life fits none of our categories.We wonder and stew and argue,and add clarifying adjectives like “spiritual” and “physical.”But we remain baffled, seeking clarity and explanation,we who areContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 4th”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 3rd

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 “A Better Resurrection” by Christina Rossetti I have no wit, no words, no tears;My heart within me like a stoneIs numb’d too much for hopes or fears;Look right, look left, I dwell alone;I lift mine eyes, but dimm’d with griefNo everlasting hills I see;My life is in the falling leaf:O Jesus,Continue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 3rd”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 2nd

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 (Good Friday) “The Way of Pain” by Wendell Berry 1.For parents, the only wayis hard. We who give lifegive pain. There is no help.Yet we who give paingive love; by pain we learnthe extremity of love. 2.I read of Abraham’s sacrificethe Voice required of him,so that he led to the altarandContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 2nd”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 1st

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 (Maundy Thursday) “Gethsemane” by Mary Oliver The grass never sleeps.Or the roses.Nor does the lily have a secret eye that shuts until morning.Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept. The cricket has such splendid fringe on his feet,and it sings, have you noticed, with its whole body,and heaven knowsContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 1st”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 30th

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 “Silent God” by Edwina Gateley This is my prayer—That, though I may not see,I be awareOf the Silent GodWho stands by me.That, though I may not feel,I be awareOf the Mighty LoveWhich doggedly follows me.That, though I may not respond,I be awareThat God—my Silent, Mighty God,Waits each day.Quietly, hopefully, persistently.Waits eachContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 30th”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 29th

Monday, March 29th, 2021 “When sorrow comes” by A. Powell Davies When sorrow comes, let us accept it simply, as a part of life.Let the heart be open to pain; let it be stretched by it.All the evidence we have says that this is the better way.An open heart never grows bitter.Or if it does,Continue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 29th”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 28th

Sunday, March 28th, 2021 (Palm Sunday) “Passiontide” by Michael Coffey And so the time comes to let you go againlike Mary at her weeping stationlike Peter in his running shameful crylike Mary Magdalene’s sad watchful eyelike the soldier’s gasping epiphanylike Joseph gently laying your body down and releasing youinto the tomb the darkness the emptyContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 28th”