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The Doors Are Open

The Doors Are Open

litany, spiritual practice
This is the litany written by the Council of Bishops of the AME denomination. The AME denomination is the home of Mother Emmanuel AME in Charleston, SC, where the massacre of 9 church members took place. I used this in liturgy last Sunday but want to continue the hope that is contained within the message from the AME. I also want to privilege their voice over my voice in this instance. ... "The Doors of the Church Are Still Open": A Litany for Use in Worship Service on Sunday June 21,2015 The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church sent this Litany for use in this Sunday's worship services in memory of the Mother Emanuel AME Church martyrs who were killed on Wednesday evening, June 17, 2015 .  For my friends of different denominations who find this liturgically appr...
Interrupting Your Regularly Scheduled Service

Interrupting Your Regularly Scheduled Service

Essay, spiritual practice
I feel the need to interrupt the regularly scheduled service of daily practices to share my sermon from Sunday. I am convinced that we are at such a time that my tribe, white Euro American, cisgender, educated, and wealthy need to get out of the way of the progress of others. Especially with regard to the treatment of African Americans in our society. It is not okay. It just isn't. We need to address our privilege and dismantle systems of oppression to the best of our ability now. People's lives are at stake. A sermon on Mark 4:35-41 ... Notes: Prayers of the People were "The Doors of the Church Are Still Open": A Litany for Use in Worship Service on Sunday June 21,2015 developed by the AME Council of Bishops to remember the massacre at Mother Emmanuel AME in Charleston, SC. We named al...