Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Prayer for Advent 2007

It has been hard to say,
‘I did what I could’ – when that means
That I have to admit
That I can’t hold everything
Together all the time.

To allow things to fall and crash and break
To allow things to get lost and not found
To allow misperceptions and judgements to be – without freaking
To allow my carefully laid plans to
Fall apart
To allow the feeling of emptiness
To come close to me
When I feel that things are slipping through my fingers

To allow my heart to say
In the midst of these moments
And not lose heart
To be willing to be turned upside down
And shaken
Loose of my firm grip on things
So I can rest
In my poverty and humanity
And celebrate the mystery,
The paradox,
The miracle of
Emmanuel – God with us.
©2007 Cathy Hardy

Sunday, January 20th 7pm St. Matthew's Anglican Church

An Ecumenical Service for week of Christian Unity

A service of 'sung prayer' centering on the theme 'pray without ceasing'

(led by Kevin Boese, Jonathan VanDyke, Karin Dart & Cathy Hardy)

Monday, Jan 21 - 12:15pm Peace Lutheran

Tuesday, Jan 22 - 12:15pm Calvin Presbyterian

Wednesday, Jan 23 - 12:15pm Trinity Memorial United

Thursday, Jan 24 - 12:15pm St. Ann's Catholic Church

Friday, Jan 25 - 12:15pm Trinity Christian Reformed

Jan 27 - 8pm Highland Community Church (Taize Evening Prayers)

This Taize service will close the WEEK OF PRAYER

All services are from 8-9pm

Sunday, February 10- St. Matthew’s
Sunday, February 17 – Highland
Sunday, February 24 – St. Mtts
Sunday, March 2 – Highland
Sunday, March 9 – St. Mtts
Sunday, March 16 – Highland
Good Friday – to be announced

Spring Taize Services
Sunday, March 30 – Highland
Sunday, April 27 – St. Mtts
End of May – at Westminster Abbey – details to be announced