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Lenten Meditation: Day Fifteen

Lessons from Joseph

The Old Testament lesson for this Friday in the second week of Lent is found in the book of Genesis and may be very familiar to many of you. It’s the beginning of the story of Joseph, his father and his brothers and tells how Joseph ends up in a pit because of jealousy, insecurity and hatred.

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“You Have Heard that Our Ancestors Were Told…”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

“When we share comfort, healing, forgiveness, and acceptance with one another, we become one together, leaning and depending on one another. As community, we learn that we do not have to bear our burdens alone. We have each other.”

How We Pray for the President

Mike Kinman, Zelda Kennedy and Sally Howard in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 29, 2017:

“I love that this community cares about prayer so much that we packed this room for this conversation… Let’s keep the conversation going, not just with me but with each other.”

“The Jesus Movement”

Zelda Kennedy on Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2016:

“My friends, I pray this day that the holy, living and compassionate God calls us to bring our creative and redeeming love into this world, so that we believe that we can make a difference and do what others claim cannot be done.”

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“Keeping the Faith”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, October 23, 2016:

“The recognition of love empowers a person to keep going with truth, courage, and confidence, almost no matter what.”

“We Are Seekers of Truth, Keepers of Faith”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, August 14, 2016:

“As we become God’s presence in the lives of each other, we learn that life is about compassion, love, generosity, intimacy and sharing.”

“Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, July 10, 2016:

“Let our outrage propel us into deepening our commitment to be a loving, compassionate, peace and justice community believing in the right of every human being to live a life of peace and joy with dignity.”

A Litany in the Wake of Gun Violence

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, June 19, 2016:
“Surround us with your love as we face not only the ongoing challenge and tragedy of gun violence, but the fresh grief of the tragic shooting in Orlando.”

“A Question of Faith”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, June 12, 2016:

“Faith calls us both to take action and to take risks as we step out in faith to be God’s presence in the world.”

The Next Chapter Begins!

Jason Lyon, Rick Davis and Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, May 8:

“We are a community in motion. And that is as true today as it has been.”

“God Dwells In You”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, May 8, 2016:

“Be aware that God dwells in each and every one of us. Believe it! Claim it! And be generous with your life!”

“Put Your Sword Away”

Zelda Kennedy on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“What sword must you put away? What negative feelings are forcing you not to be God’s presence in this world?”