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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 […]

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 […]