Each Wednesday throughout the season of Lent in 2013, a reflection including bible verses, prayer suggestions and a prayer will be available on the ABCUSA website. The following reading is the first reflection, posted for Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (NRSV) 1 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, […]
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Many of the 100,000 congregations related to National Council of Churches member communions will ring church bells Friday morning to mark one week since 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school. Thousands of houses of worship will observe a minute of silence and sound their bells […]
The joy of Christmas Day is announced in the the song of the angels like trumpets sounding before a king. The angelic hosts proclaim the news of a savior born and peace present over all the earth. How our heartstrings resonate with longing as strains of their chorus, “peace on earth good will to all […]
Rev. Dr. Judy Allbee, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut, shares the following reflection in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14. “And the land rested from war.” (Joshua 11) For a brief period of time there was no violence. That statement has haunted me […]