June 4, 2017

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 06.04.2017


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 promise of Pentecost!

In the name of the Father,
of the Risen Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Community Confession

Holy Spirit, Creator, in the beginning
you moved over the waters. From
your breath all creation drew life.
Without you, life turns to dust.
Come, Holy Spirit!

Holy Spirit, Counselor, by your inspiration, the
prophets spoke and acted in faith. You clothed
them in power to be bearers of your Word.
Come, Holy Spirit!

Holy Spirit, Sanctifier, you created us as
children of God; you make us the living
temple of your presence; you intercede
within us with sighs too deep for words.
Come, Holy Spirit!

Holy Spirit, Giver of life, you guide and make
holy the church you create; you give gifts:
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and fortitude,

The spirit of knowledge and piety,
the spirit of the fear of the Lord,
that all creation may become
what you want it to be.
Come, Holy Spirit!

We pray in the name
of the Father,
of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Sermon and Reflection

Sermon Podcast 06.04.17 – Pentecost Sunday

How can we reflect on what the experiences of our live mean?
In what ways can our use of language be a means to unite rather than divide people?


As you enter a new week, may
you experience God’s presence.

May you feel God pouring out the
Holy Spirit over your heads and your
thoughts and the words of your lips.

May you feel the Holy Spirit dwell over
your hearts, feelings, emotions, and your
compassion for all others, and over your
hands and your feet as you put into action
all that God commands you.

During this week, may the grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with each of you;

Go in peace and live the church.
See you throughout the week.

[Photo by amanda aura/a> @ Flickr]

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