Monday, 30 March 2020 Genesis 2:18-19 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” 19 So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he…

Thursday, 26 March 2020 Devotional Reflection Scripture: (click) Exodus 4:1-17 Last August, Irene and Roger Norian moved to Nashua from Middlebury, VT.  They happened upon our church on a Sunday morning while they were exploring the area.  The façade of the meetinghouse reminded them of their church back in Vermont.  I, for one, am thrilled that…

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 Scripture: (click) Three Lectionary passages   (scroll down to Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and open each/any of the three readings it links you to)   Dear Friends, On Sunday, I suggested that in this time of social distancing when many of us are discovering more time available to us, it’s a prime opportunity…

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Devotional Reflection Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34 I don’t know about you, but I can be prone to worry.  Especially in times like this one, where just about every social routine has been disrupted, and much of the input I get from outside sources reminds me of how the sky is falling.  One…

Scripture Reading (click): Exodus 16:1-12  Good Monday, friends! It was so good to be together in worship yesterday.  I was once again moved by how faithfully God provides sufficiently for us to be able to meet the needs of each day.  It’s the lesson the Israelites learned in the wilderness when they had grumbled that…

Scripture (click): 1 Corinthians 13:9-13 Today’s Devotional Reflection is provided by Rick Guay, one of our Deacons.  In his capacity as our Home Ministries coordinator (which includes arranges the compiling and delivery of Thanksgiving/ Christmas/ Easter food boxes, among other things), Rick emailed the Deacons with some follow-up information as they continue to make plans…

Friday, 20 March, 2020 Scripture (click): Job 29:1-6 (From Rev. Tanya): My sister has worked in the corporate offices of a major department store for nearly three decades. It was just announced that they will be shuttering all of their doors nationwide until at least 1 April. This past week, 26 of the 28 people…

Scripture: Click Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,     though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam,     though the mountains tremble with its tumult.Selah 4 There is a river whose streams make…

Scripture:  Click Romans 12:1-13 Most of you know that two members of my immediate family spend much of the year living overseas.  My husband, Joel, is a professor in the U.K.  He comes home for roughly 5-6 weeks between Oxford University’s three academic terms, and is home from mid-July until the beginning of October.  Our…

Dear Friends, I know today is St. Patrick’s Day—but rather than pretend I know much about him, I’ll just wish an especially happy day to the Irish.  And, appreciate the fact that the patron saint of Ireland demonstrated the sort of courage that is bestowed on the faithful.  Which isn’t to say that believers don’t…

Dear Friends, My hope is to provide a small daily devotional reflection to encourage and connect us.  I would love it if others who’d like to share their own thoughts and reflections would send them to me  (pastor@hollischurch.org); we can make this a joint project, which could become even more meaningful! Click Psalm 23 These…

Third Sunday in Lent March 15, 2020 Communal Worship in Spirit (if not in place) As you spend time in worship today, use your imagination to feel the spirits that are joining with you in this moment. Fellow members of our congregation are praying these same prayers, and are we are together in spirit even…

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