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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.03.04

Liturgy Let us begin by taking a deep breath to welcome you, Precious God. [Pause for a breath] We hold true to your promise that when two or three – or two hundred – of us gather, you are there. Reveal yourself to us, this mixed up group of saints and sinners, artists and accountants, veterans and activists, students and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.02.25

Liturgy God, your voice is but a whisper, and we struggle to hear it amid the clatter of life in its many forms, that works to claim our attention. We pray that this morning may be a time of quiet reflection and devotion to you, when we can still our hearts and minds and strain our ears to hear only […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.02.18

Liturgy O God, help us use this season of Lent to examine our attachments, and to sense where you invite us to live more simply and deeply. Shine the light of your love into the private corners of our lives where we have acquired so much clutter that it has begun to restrict our freedom. Grant us the strength to […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.02.11

Liturgy Lord, we stand before you, sometimes awe-struck, sometimes mystified. We hear a voice calling our names. Sometimes we are scared. Sometimes we are comforted. Today we ask that our fears be quelled, our minds be sharpened, our ears ready to listen, and our hearts receptive to the One that beckons our name. Holy One, intervene as needed. Enliven us […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.02.04

Liturgy Heavenly Father, you open your arms to welcome us to this place of blessing and comfort. In turn, we are shown how to open our arms to those around us and to bless and comfort those who do not know you. You meet us wherever we are and invite us to your gentle waters and beautiful meadows and give […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.01.28

Liturgy Each person in this room is a kaleidoscope of feelings, experiences, thoughts and skills. Always changing, and always showing a different aspect of God’s creativity. Each person brings a worldview so rich, only their Creator can truly understand it. Our collective body is beautiful in its many parts, but is made truly magnificent when it comes together to seek […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.01.14

Liturgy “The miracle of life” has become a catchphrase that cannot even begin to contain the actual miracle of your life. The infinite and finite microscopic particles that perform one single minute function to operate one component of one cell on repeat endlessly so your heart can beat, your pupils dilate, your breakfast digest, are miraculous. The electrical impulses that […]