October 11, 2009

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 10.11.09

Liturgy
Here we are, our Father,
You called us and we’ve gathered here in your name.

You want us to learn more about your love for us,
and we need your help to make our lives
less selfish, more loving.

We gather as your people
listening to all you say to us,
giving you thanks for all you do for us,
and sharing with you the hopes
you have given us through Jesus.

Help us to make good use of our time together:
and when we leave here again,
help us to take our worship home,
to our neighborhood, our city, our world.

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

Reflection
Does grace make us more humble in our faith and life?

How can you genuinely view others as better than yourself?

How can you help Vox become a radically welcoming community?

What does it look like to connect Paul’s words to your heart and daily life?

Benediction
May the word of Christ guide you.
May the light of his Spirit bless the work you do
with the love and warmth of your heart.
May people see in you the beauty of your soul
reflecting the image of Christ.
May your work never weary you.
May the Holy Spirit within overflow
with the wellsprings of refreshment,
inspiration and excitement
that all may know how good and gracious
is our Father in heaven.

Go in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Go in peace and live the church. See you throughout the week.

[Photo by mistca @ Flickr]