Category: Reflections

Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Ascension Day – Let’s Get on with It

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

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Exploring Our Local Heritage

The Southern Tier and Central New York are rich in history. When I first arrived, I learned a lot about the Eastern Europeans and Italians who immigrated in search of a way out of poverty and oppression. This was all new to me. Lately as part of the Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Team I have learned

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Cultivating the Kingdom of God Within

This week I wrestle further with the concept of pruning and its purpose.  I hang to to parts of me I’d rather keep, such as my sense of any control over the trajectory of my life, and even my own worries about me and those I love.   In the midst of my pondering came

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Trust in the Pruning

‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.   John 15:1-2 With spring at last in the air, a gardener’s thoughts often turn to pruning.   Pruning is an

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

God Dreams

GOD-dreaMs Christ Church Vestry Retreat March 20, 2021 For the church –Find the funding to repair the steeple and the cross. –Provide a welcoming bench; create a safe and comfortable place to assist “wanderers” with resources, and to find peace and a sense of belonging. –Lead a racial reconciliation pilgrimage in our community or diocese

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Litany of Remembrance and Hope

We lift our voices with our neighbors, including people across this land and the world, offering prayers and words of remembrance, healing, and hope.   We have learned new ways to connect online and at a distance through which we came to appreciate each other all the more.  May we go forth to see and

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Time for Litany of Repentance

Last week I shared with you the Great Litany which grounds our journey of Lent and deepens our relationship with God and with one another as we ponder what we have done and left undone. This week I offer you a Litany of Repentance. As we continue to watch the trial of Derek Chauvin unfold

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

The Power of the Great Litany

Lent is well under way and I am introducing a time-honored prayer practice into this season.  It is a powerful prayer which seems to cover all that is in my heart and more.  The Great Litany from the Book of Common Prayer is a gift to each one of us.  Normally we chant it on

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

A Poem-Prayer of Reconciliation

Lent is a time when we look back at what we have done and left undone. We look back and reflect so that we can change, go forward and love more deeply.

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