Waiting in Silence

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Words and music: Carey Landry

©2002 Carey Landry. Published by OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR, 97213. All rights reserved.

Vocals by Clare Cobb

Music arranged and played by Pete Cobb

Christmas Crib

We must fight to keep open our church doors. But we must be sure which church doors to keep open in these darkest of days. The church is never a place. In its formative days, those frightened people hidden away with Mary in an upper room, were the church, charged by the Holy Spirit to take to the streets. They were inspired to embrace the opportunities and dangers of telling the story where the people were. They were empowered to proclaim “a man crucified and killed”, a man “attested by God”, a man “God raised up”. The story was first told, not in church nor from pulpits. It was told at the corners of busy Jerusalem streets.
The language of the Crib is a story that must be told amidst the noise of the narrative of commerce. The Crib must be allowed to witness where a thousand witnesses to naked commerce and mindless extravagance stand in gaudy array.

Holy Spirit

THE GOD WHO SPEAKS ...

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Proclaiming Mark
YEAR OF MARK

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