Category Archives: Pastor’s Column

A Pastoral Word – July 20, 2020

Prayer Light within all lightSoul behind all soulsat the breaking of dawnat the coming of daywe wait and watch.Your Light within the morning lightYour Soul within the human soulYour Presence beckoning to us from the heart of life.In the dawning … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Word – July 13, 2020

Prayer A Pastoral Word I don’t think I’m going to go on strike next Monday, though I been thinking about it. Disciples of Christ pastor and national civil right leader, the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, wrote, “Our nation is … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Word – July 6, 2020

Prayer A Pastoral Word Can emails have tone? Maybe we read that into them. Still, the email I received a month ago (or so) seemed to me to have a tone of surprise and maybe even envy. “How did you … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church – Triweekly, June 29, 2020

Today’s Prayer In the Days Ahead (Doing what we can to make your Zoom experience safe, we are now using “waiting rooms” for some of our meetings and require advanced registration for others.) Wednesday 9:00-9:30 a.m. – Pray with Terri … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church Triweekly – June 11, 2020

Today’s Prayer In the Days Ahead (Doing what we can to make your Zoom experience safe, we are now using “waiting rooms” for some of our meetings and require advanced registration for others.) Saturday 1:30 p.m. – Second Saturday Documentary … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church Triweekly – June 8, 2020

Today’s Prayer When it seemed there was no hope,you showed us new ways forward, O God.When it seemed there were only endings,you showed us new beginnings.Strengthen our belief in the power of life over death.Strengthen our belief in the force … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church Triweekly – June 6, 2020

Today’s Prayer For the freshness of this new daythanks be to you, O God.For morning’s gift of clarityits light like the first day’s dawnthanks be to you.In this newborn lightlet us see afresh.In this gateway onto what has never been … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church Triweekly – May 18, 2020

Today’s Prayer On this day the blessings of heaven. On this day the blessings of earth. On this day the blessings of sea and of sky. To open us to life to ground us in life to fill us with … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church Triweekly – May 16, 2020

Today’s Prayer Lord Christ, enable me to place my trust in you, and so to live in the present moment. So often I forget that you long for peace and healing in my mind and heart. Your song pierces even … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church Triweekly – May 7, 2020

Today’s Prayer May the angels of light glisten for us this day. May the sparks of God’s beauty dance in the eyes of those we love. May the universe be on fire with Presence for us this day. May the … Continue reading

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