December 30, 2018

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2018.12.30

Liturgy

You are each welcomed here today to unburden
from your self-protective masks and armory.
This is a sacred space for us to let go of that
which no longer serves our souls.

As you let go of your guardedness, receive.
The eternal God seeks this morning to give an
awakening to the eternal essence within you.

As you receive, be dressed today in the
qualities of this essence: compassion,
kindness, humility, courage and creativity.

And so, we worship in the name
of God, our Creator,
of Christ, the Savior,
and the Holy Spirit, our breath of life.
Amen.

(Sean Williams)

Community Confession

God of love, out of fear we default to protective
personas that keep us cut off from you and others.

With your love, help us in disarming
our fearful self-sabotaging tendencies.

God of forgiveness, out of shame we
seek out self-made garments of pride.

With your forgiveness, help us dress in
that which is truly of your divine essence.

Our self-sufficient pursuits have left our
hearts parched with a need for gratitude.

Cultivate in us a well of gratitude.

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

(Sean Williams)

Sermon and Reflection

Sermon Podcast 12.30.18 – Dressed

What have I received that I need to let go of?

What small part of God’s essence would I like to receive and extend in the year to come?

Benediction

As we leave, go with whatever you
have received from the Source of Life
this morning. Go wearing the garments
of the qualities of the True Self.

Let this message of Christ linger with you
as you encounter those spaces in your
week that often trigger fear and shame.

Above all, wear love. Cultivate that
which keeps you wearing love for self,
others and the eternal God.

Let us leave Space12
one last time with gratitude,
in the name of the Father,
of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

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

(Sean Williams)

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

[Photo by Paula Aparicio @ Flickr]

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