September 4, 2016

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 09.04.2016

Liturgy

The Spirit of God calls us from many places;
from the places we call home and those we
occupy for the time being.

Yet we all come to this same place; all of us seeking
God’s presence in our lives, all of us seeking God’s
presence with each other, all of us seeking to work
and rest in the presence of our Creator.

We come together at the invitation of
God’s grace to rejoice in the story we
are a part of and proclaim the victories
we have experienced to bring us here.

Together, we are God’s family
and we worship in the name
of the Father,
of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Community Confession

Father God, in this season of life, it is so
easy to dwell on the hardship and trials
and indeed, we all experience them in our
own lives every day, leading us to forget
the grace and goodness you wish for us.

You have given us a community as an
expression of your love and hope and grace
to support each other through life’s hardships.

Lord, on this day of celebrating our
community, forgive us for our
nearsightedness and selfishness.

Remake us into a people of
wholeness as a living reminder
of your love here on earth.

Give us an inclination to listen fully and
with compassion to those we see as “other”
that we may hear our own fears in them and
see the opportunities where we can share
your love with them.

We pray in the name
of the Father,
of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Sermon and Reflection

Sermon Podcast 9.04.16 – Growing Up

What is the vulnerable edge where I most need God’s grace today? What insulation am I being invited to let go of?
Where is the conversation at between my individual journey and the developmental journey of Vox today?

Benediction

Go in peace to be part of the new
creation of human community.

Go in love to take the hands of those who
long for peace and justice, and let God, the
Creator, speak through us in all formation.

Go, asking Jesus to bring all creation
to his calling, and to lead our community
to the places where he is needed.

Let the Holy Spirit be your constant
companion throughout the week
to guide you and protect you.

We pray in the name
of the Father,
of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Go in peace and live the church.
See you throughout the week.

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