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Mark Ryman replied to Vacancies & Profiles, September 30, 2016 11 hours 3 minutes ago

Additionally, the vacancies as of September 28, 2016, have also been uploaded here.

Mark Ryman replied to Vacancies & Profiles, September 30, 2016 11 hours 18 minutes ago

A few more have been added since you posted, Steve. Also, these are the latest. You can look back through others as well.

Lectionary 28
Luke 17. 11-19

eucharistic surfaces
Harvey S. Mozolak

Jesus Kyrie
for whom soft
newborn flesh
was a leprosy of perfection
earthcrust pierced
see us bruised
and rash-wrinkled
torn trembling
scared and scabbed
join our band
belling uncleanness
crying a master eleison
to you too the foreigner
among us
who understands the language
of rejection
hears the despising tongue
and speaks with words
stripped of curses
unbandaging salvation
for healing
in the resurrection skin
of thanks

Lectionary 29
Luke 18. 1-8

persistent as sparrows
Harvey S. Mozolak

the floor is worn
by the bed
where the knees
undress the day
and await a blanket
of hushing wings
promise sounding in the wind
the open stained
from the tears
window sill
rain seeking beyond
what can be seen
for the lost to return
the table set
with an extra chair
the one with the wings
waiting for companionship
to harbor hope again
the judge has left the bench
court has ended
justice has retired
fear thunders: awake
and now the gavel
is on his door
like crying
and prayer
a hunger
clawing the clouds
for rest and nest
and shared bread crumbs

Lectionary 30
Luke 18. 9-14

position prayer
Harvey S. Mozolak

standing by himself
beyond the colon:

I thank you
that I am not like others:
diseased with sexually transmitted viruses
drug dependent
addicted to the stock market
tongued with hatred
hooked on pornographic websites
I like God
am not like others

standing far off
linked by a series of commas
lashed eyes that cannot bear
the scrutiny of the sky’s sentence
his skin unable to hide his sin
he strikes his heart with his hand
come like others
Jesus, humbled,
be merciful to me
a sinner
home to God

Lectionary 30
Luke 18. 9-14

humility, the home and meal
Harvey S. Mozolak

a warm stone oven awaiting
a small hill of yeasted wheat
its sweetness sticking like flesh
to fingers that knead in hunger
a sewn bladder before
the fall beaten thick juice
of ruddy grapes ready to strain
new strength in being held in skin
for a future harvest as yet not in hand
whose empty plate and unfilled cup
are already tabled

Just a reminder that Pastor Brad Hales will be concluding his webinar series on senior ministry this coming Thursday at 7.30 pm EDT. For more information or to register, please visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/523803314754411266

Renewing the Church Through Senior Ministry As "Renewing the Church Through Senior Ministry" continues its monthly time of teaching (please see more information on the general series below), Pastor Brad Hales… attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/523803314754411266