Soundings

By Father David Fisher

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Want to learn more from different perspectives about our lessons? Soundings is a an opportunity for our Clergy to provide different insights into our readings and scripture. You may not always agree with the Clergy's interpretations. But that is why Soundings was created. To invite thoughtful discussion. You are welcome to email the author of each article to provide your comments. Welcome to Soundings!


A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

By Father David Fisher

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O Come, O Holy Spirit, come!
Come as holy fire and burn in us,
Come as holy wind and cleanse us,
Come as holy light and lead us,
Come as holy truth and teach us,
Come as holy forgiveness and free us,
Come as holy love and enfold us,
Come as holy power and enable us,
Come as holy life and dwell in us.
Come, Holy Spirit, and increase in us your gifts of grace
Convict us, convert us,
Consecrate us, until we are wholly yours
And Transform us into the image of Christ. Amen

Abide with Me

By Father David Fisher

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Abide with Me, March 2020
by Judith Sornberger

Bumped up against and overlapping one another,
it’s hard to tell one painted turtle’s olive-tiled
carapace from another’s. For a moment,
I see only a mound of glaring sunlight
balanced on the log across Marsh Creek.

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There is No Fear in Love

By Father David Fisher

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John writes that “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear”.

  • Absence of fear can be a reflection of innocence; of not knowing about potential risks or dangers.
  • Being fearless can also mean being foolish, willing to take unnecessary risks.
  • Too much fear can reduce those gripped by it into immobility.

So what fear does perfect love cast out?

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