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benediction

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.26.2017

Liturgy Between the setting of the sun and the coming of the dawn, your love sustains us, Everlasting God. Your story give us hope for the morning. Remind us when the shadows grow long and dark, that greater is the Holy Spirit who is in us, than he who is in the world. Remind us when sadness and pain come, […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.19.2017

Liturgy Holy and Beloved God, it is hard to hope when all seems lost. The darkness has a way of fuzzing our vision, of taking our eyes off of your holy light. It’s hardest to see your light when our eyes are shut – shut to you, shut to each other, and shut to the suffering that is just barely […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.05.2017

Liturgy Lent calls us to journey, this and every day, following Jesus wherever he leads us. Lent calls us to journey: to the place where God covenants with us, to receive the new names we are given. Lent calls us to worship together, to tell future generations the good news. Lent calls us to practice justice, to bring God’s hope […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.26.2017

Liturgy Each person gathered here today has a story that is quite different from your own. Collectively, we bring a wild arrangement of life experiences that give strength to our community. As different as we are, we are united in wanting to love and serve those around us. Some of us have energy for it now, and others do not. […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.19.2017

Liturgy We come to God, seeking that which can only be explained through mystery: Love without end. Here, we come to seek God’s will, and his assurance. To find his presence dwelling in our words, singing, laughter, tears, and on the faces of our neighbors. May God awaken our every sense, to see his Kingdom come, his will be done, […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.12.2017

Liturgy Welcome, welcome, welcome. We welcome everything that comes to us today, because we know it’s for our healing. We welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions. We let go of our desire for power and control. We let go of our desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure. We let go of our desire for survival and […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.05.2017

Liturgy Today, we are open — open to the One who forever invites us into peace and understanding. We open our arms, and our hands to those who do not reflect our preferences, or our perspectives. May our feet be moved by God’s love alone. We open our breath to be deepened, our minds to be sharpened, and we open […]