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Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.05.12

Liturgy Lord, too often when we hear talk of your law,we think of rules and restrictions,strict obedience,and we balk.Heal us of our false ideas about your ways.Forgive us for our small visions of you.You yourself, becoming human,fulfilled the law by removing its trappingsand exposing its heart.In loving us, you broke the rule of an eye for an eye,offering your full […]

The Path Less Traveled

In our journey to move towards flourishing, what are the less traveled paths we’re invited to walk on and through? On this seventh Sunday of Easter, Weylin Lee companions us down a spiritual path that delights in freedom, consents to the Creator, and is revealed over time.  [Psalm 1] Reflection Where might you practice delight in the pursuit of liberation […]

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.05.05

Liturgy Beloved community, let’s begin our timetogether with a calming, restorative breath.[Pause for the congregation to breath]The old stories of this earth repeatagain and again: War and rumors of war,Bombs, bloodshed, and destruction.Oh God, hear our lament.The old stories repeat:Children removed from their families,refugees fleeing their homes,The land stolen and exploited.Oh God, hear our lament.The old stories fail us. These […]

Make Yourselves at Home in Love

What might it mean for you to make a home in God’s Love? On this sixth Sunday of Easter, Christopher Mack wonders what it means for us to make an intimate, safe, and revolutionary home by mirroring Christ’s Love. [John 15:9-16] Reflection In what ways do Jesus’ words meet and stretch you during our divisive, violent, and overwhelming times? Are […]

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.04.28

Liturgy We greet you, God, with the dust of this world clinging to our feet.We have walked in hard places and collected the grime of polluted paths.The foul smell of injustice is all around us and sometimes even wafting up fromour toes.But you have provided a pool of water, a place to wade into, fresh and clear.God, wash us clean.Give […]

Washed Clean

When you think of baptism, what comes to mind? On this fifth Sunday of Easter, Kimberly Culbertson explores the inner commitment, public declaration, and the mystery of baptism in Christian spirituality . [Acts 8:26-38] Reflection  Are there areas in your life where you need to practice agency, repentance, or return? How does the embodied experience of baptism fit into your […]

iACT Red Bench Conversation [Apr 30]

Vox’s current local partner organization, iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas), holds monthly interfaith discussions at different host communities around the Austin area to promote civil discourse and understanding in our divided world. These facilitated conversations are around a particular predetermined topic, and they are called Red Bench Conversations. Their next gathering will be next week on April 30th at […]