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Lectionary Readings for August 2017

.The Pilgrim's Liturgy

We journey together. Each person's stride their own.          Each person's load their own.

We journey together. We started from different places.          We share whatever we can.

We journey together. Some of us are limping; some of us are leaping.

All of us have stumbled at some point on the road.               We journey together.

Looking left and right for fellow pilgrims: different, diverse but not divided.

We journey together. We affirm this in the name of the God who is at the end of the journey,

The Christ who has gone before us and the Holy Spirit who accompanies us. Amen.


(Paul Hutchinson, the Corrymeela Community)

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Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

Forgive our foolish ways;

Reclothe us in our rightful mind;

In purer lives thy service find,

In deeper reverence, praise.


In simple trust like theirs who heard

Beside the Syrian sea

The gracious calling of the Lord,

Let us, like them, without a word

Rise up and follow thee.


O sabbath rest by Galilee!

O calm of hills above,

Where Jesus knelt to share with thee

The silence of eternity,

Interpreted by love!


Drop thy still dews of quietness,

Till all our strivings cease;

Take from our souls the strain and stress,

And let our ordered lives confess

The beauty of thy peace.



Breathe through the heats of our desire

Thy coolness and thy balm;

Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,

O still small voice of calm!


John Greenleaf Whittier