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benediction

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 05.14.2017

Liturgy Thank you, loving God, for the time to gather this morning to worship you. We seek your grace and peace as we walk through the dark days in our lives. Thank you for your promised rest, and the promise of your guiding Spirit. We come this morning to honor you and refresh our spirits in your presence. We pray […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 05.07.2017

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 […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 04.30.2017

Liturgy Ever-present God, you meet us in the borderlands, in places neither here nor there, at times when we are well out of our comfort zone; even if we don’t know where we’re going, when we feel most lost, you are there: thank you, God. We thank you for all we can learn from our sisters and brothers who live […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 04.23.2017

Liturgy We believe in God who speaks through the prophets and lifts our gaze up to high and beautiful paths and peaks. We believe in Christ Jesus, free of corruption yet willingly numbered among the sinners, baptized in the waters of the Jordan. We believe in the Spirit who rested on Jesus like a dove, and who inspired him with […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 04.16.2017

Liturgy Think of a moment when someone that you least expected to see suddenly stands before you. A moment when something you had lost is found again, and you can scarcely believe your eyes. Think of a moment when your fear was suddenly proved unfounded and you were surprised by joy. This morning symbolizes such a moment. We resign ourselves […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 04.09.2017

Liturgy O Christ, you entered the city as a poor man not not in style but in simplicity, yet still you caused uproar, and raised questions everywhere; you drew the expectations of a hungry crowd, and brought buried conflicts to the light. May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval, and who often avoid conflict for fear of […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 04.02.2017

Liturgy Restore us, O Living God, by the breath of your Spirit, for some of us are wilted and weary on this journey toward Easter, anxious for restoration to come once and for all. Hear our voices crying out amidst the ashes, where we hide to wait for a new day. Let us not be bound to the earth by […]