Hagerstown Church of the Brethren
15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-733-3565 * FAX: 301-733-3598

"Church in the Heart of the City with the City at Heart"
Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.


Take a Moment Prayer: Week of July 21

God of Peace, In you I find my strength and focus  for the facing of each today. But, some days, I know I have so much I must do...or simply want to do...that I don't take time to rest in your presence where I would find refreshment for my soul. Help me now to hear your voice calling to me to come with you and rest for a while. Take away any unnecessary urgency I feel to accomplish things on my list of to-do's without spending  time with you. In the time I spend with you, hear my prayers for others in need and for the church. Hear my requests for forgiveness, wisdom and guidance; and help me to listen for your answers. Fill the quiet spaces in my thoughts with the holiness of your presence. Your love pours over me and my whole being is refreshed as I sit with you. Thank you, God, for these moments of rest with you. Amen.       

The Pastor's Pen - July 2024

Bird watching has become a favorite pastime for me and Don. We have great seats to watch the birds that call our yard home. We have had wrens and chickadees build nests in the front yard; and robins, mockingbirds, blue jays and house sparrows make nests in the backyard. I have longed for bluebirds to make our yard home, but a house sparrow with persistence, has claimed the bluebird house as his own.

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