You are here

Daily Meditations

Daily Meditation June 16, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   And knowing that whenever we give thanks for wonderful folks, we always seem to forget someone really important, we thank you for all who in quiet and private ways love St. Matt’s and do all they can to make it loving and safe and life-giving for all, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 15, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For those who support our parish financially, who serve on the vestry, keep track of our finances and kindly take minutes at meetings when no one else wants to, for our delegates to convocation and convention and for others who serve on diocesan committees, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 14, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For those who help us grow in our faith – our Sunday School teachers and greeters, those who mentor and support our youth, all who help with adult educational offerings and facilitate book discussions and Bible Chats, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 13, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For those who keep our buildings and grounds the peaceful and spiritual oases they are for so many – for those who tend our gardens, participate in the roadside and parish clean up days, who fix things when broken, assist with technology, paint, repair things when broken, install much needed electrical upgrades, or assist with plumbing needs, who install programmable thermostats, and who snow-blowed and shoveled and salted walkways this past winter for our safety, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 12, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For all who donate stuff for the yard sales, those who get up super early to put it all out, who help others buy all that stuff, who flip burgers and hot dogs, who clean up afterwards, who count all the coins and crumpled up bills, and who then find ways to give it away in love to our neighbors in need, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 11, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For all who reach out to those beyond our parish, loving our neighbors as ourselves – those who serve on the Outreach and Social Justice Committees, who help lead and who volunteer at our Community Clothing Center, who volunteer in the community, all who play softball with the women at the women’s prison, who donate food to the Network or raise money for worthy organizations, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 10, 2018

Today marks the end of the Sunday School program year. Teachers and students will plant flowers in our garden and play games and then make ice cream sundaes to celebrate. I want to express my sincerest thanks to Melanie Sherwood and Jenn Gilliland for their leadership in this very important ministry. I would also like to thank all the teachers and greeters who helped make our children feel grow in their faith.   Continuing to grow in our faith is one of three diocesan initiatives which we will hear more about at convention. I hope that each of us will not only encourage our children but take seriously our own faith and how we, too, will grow into the full stature of Christ.   Linnae and Paul Peterson and I are thinking seriously about all the ways that we can help adults do this and we invite your thoughts and help.    Peace, Nancy 
Nancy

Daily Meditation June 9, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For all who respond to Kelly’s pleas to write daily meditations and who end up writing amazing and thought-provoking ones, we pray, Thank you, Lord.   I thank all of you who share your thoughts with me, so that I can share them with the wider fellowship of friends of St. Matthew's Church. Please keep them coming throughout the summer. If you've considered writing something, but then thought "I'm not a writer" please give it a try! It's a ministry I never thought I could do, and is now one I've come to enjoy. -Kelly

Daily Meditation June 8, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For all who make sure everyone is cared for and supported including our parish nurse, all those who write cards and visit parishioners and others in nursing homes, pray for those in need, give rides to church, make a meal for another, and listen kindly, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Daily Meditation June 7, 2018

As we wind down our program year it's good to reflect and give thanks to those who have made it a success. This weeks upcoming meditations are taken from the Prayers of the People offered last Sunday. Let us give thanks to God for all who offer themselves for the good of our parish and community:   For all who through fellowship build up our affections for one another – for those who help with our parish breakfasts, the SHINE program, progressive dinners and Yankee Swaps, who host coffee hours, who bring delicious food to special events, and whose smile and good humor bring us joy, we pray, Thank you, Lord.

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed