Category: Reflections

Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Reflection: How Safe is Church?

We Don’t Know Though our only security rests in God, Church was never meant to be a safe space, especially for the comfortable.  Put on your crash helmets and hear the word of the Lord.   It calls us from our comfortable spaces to pouring out ourselves for God and others.    And then there

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Living our best right now

“How quickly settled people forget how to live in the unsettled world!” *Li, Yiyun, Must I Go, Random House, 2020, p. 327 Our bodies, the landscape and our world change constantly, but at a pace we have come to expect, providing the illusion to many of us that we have settled lives. If not settled

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Eternal Life is All Around Us

Morning Prayer opens with a confession that is meant to prepare our hearts to worship God by clearing out and setting aside actions and thoughts which block us from knowing God’s presence.   At the conclusion of the confession the priest or lay leader offers absolution which concludes with “… and by the power of

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

The Spirit of Wisdom Came to Me

Thursday Reflection August 27, 2020 “the spirit of wisdom came to me” Wisdom 7:7 This week’s Thursday Reflection is from lay leader Maryse Quinn who can be heard Wednesday morning leading Morning Prayer and reading various Sundays.   I’m a survivor graduate of the New York State public school system.  One of the requirements was

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

The Path Forward

Metaphors help us understand our experience. During this time of coronavirus andrisks of COVID-19, a few metaphors come to mind. Perhaps we are in the wildernesshaving to trust God on the way to the Promised Land. Maybe we are in exile havingignored the poor and trusted in greed and self rather than God. The image

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