Longest Night Prayer

We had our annual memorial service last night for those who died while homeless or formerly homeless.  It was a moving ceremony; bagpipes, song, poems, scripture, candles, names read, bells tolling.  I was asked to offer the final prayer, which I’d like to share with you now.   Holy One:  We are here to mourn…Read more »

A pretty perfect day…

This morning I had a chance to go to the Youth Street Reach breakfast in which youths from various churches gather to hear from our people who are experiencing homelessness.  The kids cook breakfast, serve, and offer clothing to those who are in need.  This is a wonderful ministry and one that helps to break…Read more »

A Day in the Life

About a month ago, after a particularly difficult encounter, I started to wonder why God called me to this work, how I was in any way equipped to help people that are in so much pain and have such a myriad of issues…..what was I thinking???  And then, God answers with a week like this. …Read more »

Cracked Pots in the Garden

Last year we started a Gardening Project between Duffy Health Center and St. Joseph’s Shelter.  As an organic gardener I know how healing growing healthy foods can be; from planning the garden, to planting, to care and maintenance and finally eating the fruits of one’s labor, gardening is an all around spiritually fulfilling activity.  For…Read more »

Love others as you love yourself.

In last month’s worship service we heard from Romans 8 which tells us that “nothing can separate us from God’s love.’  At today’s service we heard from the book of Mark.  Here Jesus was asked about the most important commandment and:   Jesus said, “The first in importance is, “Love the Lord God with all your…Read more »

God Loves You…no matter what….

He was waiting for me at the shelter, knowing I’m there on Wednesday mornings.  “Pastor Pam,” he exclaimed, “God loves me.”  “I know, I said.”  “No Pam,”  he continues, “God really loves me, I didn’t know it before, but God really loves me.  I thought all my life that God was waiting for me to…Read more »