These words used to convey kindness, concern, sorrow. Too often now they are received as an excuse for inaction, especially when they come to us in the voice of a politician. This sermon explores the deeper meaning of these words and how we offer thoughts and prayers that matter.
The recording includes the prelude, played by Toby Hansen, Amber Glowing ( composed by Robert Vandall), Claudia Keyian and Tad Hitchcock singing “I’ll FLy Away” by Allison Krauss, and “Simple Faith” by David Tamulevich, followed by a reading from Help, Thanks Wow! by Anne LaMotte and the sermon by Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris, “Thoughts and Prayers.”