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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.02.2017

Liturgy Welcome, welcome, welcome. we welcome everything that comes to us today. With open palms, we welcome the discomfort of the heat, the chaos of our schedules, the burden of our daily tasks. We are free to welcome these things because we are free to be fully alive and messy and chaotic. We are truly loved by our God in […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 06.25.2017

Liturgy You, who are gathered here in this place, consider for a moment. Why are you here? What do you desire in this place? What are you looking for? To get here, you got up and got dressed instead of sleeping in, you passed places that serve great food and varietal coffees, and you kept coming toward this place instead. […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 06.18.2017

Liturgy Hospitable God, you invite us to a banquet where the last may be first, and the humble and the mighty trade places. Let us share your abundance with no fear of scarcity; let us greet strangers as angels you have sent. Send your Spirit now so that we may find a place at your table and welcome others with […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 06.11.2017

Liturgy Most Holy Mystery, open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts this morning to catch a glimpse of God’s vision for our lives and all of creation; to witness the presence of Christ in this place and in one another; to feel the Spirit of God moving around us, among us, and within us. We are drawn together as […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 06.04.2017

Liturgy Spirit God, blow into our lives, move us to action, break down the walls that separate us. Where our language divides, offer us translation. Where our fear overcomes, fill us with the fire of courage. Where our lives are becalmed, fill our sails with wind, moving us forward into the unknown future. Fill us with the hope and the […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 05.28.2017

Liturgy In the winds of trouble, we forget our roots. We see the inept rule, we see the violent prevail, we watch the poor go hungry. In the quiet hours, we forget our roots. We are full of noise, we clamor for our rights, we lament our place. In the good soil, we forget our roots. We hunger for more […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 05.21.2017

Liturgy How easily we retreat into ourselves. This week, it was a slight. This week, it was terrible news. This week, it was a paycheck. How easily we retreat into ourselves. How quickly we lose sight of your love. This year, it has been family. This year, it has been work. This year, it has been addiction. How quickly we […]