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Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.03.03

Liturgy Divine CreatorBreath of lifeBecause of You, and through You, and in You all things exist All that we are All that we have Comes from You This morning, may you assist us in turning our eyes inward Reveal to us mysteries we’ve hidden from ourselvesMake ready our hearts to be fertile ground for Your teaching Empower us to break […]

Reorienting Our Rule of Lent

How might we name the need for and create a different set of practices, as well as theological and communal pathways according to our uniquenesses? On this second Sunday of Lent, Christopher Mack interrogates a one-size fits all spirituality and invites us to “begin again, again” this season. [Romans 4:13-15, 18-22] Reflection What might respecting how the Divine Creator has […]

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.02.25

Liturgy How curious!To follow Jesus is to notice what peculiar paths he takes.From the trailhead into the wilderness, whispering the adversary’s words,His steps lead to the shore, his footprints set into the very sea itself.Lord, we wander and wonder, “how can we possibly follow you?”We were told this path would be paved, straight and narrow,through Roman roads and American highways.Yet, […]

iACT Red Bench Conversation [Feb 27]

Vox’s new local partner for the next few years is Interfaith Action of Central Texas.  iACT is a non-profit based in Austin that cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration.  One of the ways our community is invited to participate in their meaningful work is through their Red Bench conversations. These are monthly dialogue programs designed to address one of […]

A Movement of Faith

What have you embraced with your time and attention that is weighing you down? On this first Sunday of Lent, Vanessa Maleare compares the poetic psalms to the stories we tell and how each of us uniquely hears them in light of the story of our Christian faith. [Psalm 25:1-10] Reflection Is there something to which you give your time […]

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.02.18

Liturgy My Lord and God, where are you?I used to hear Your voiceAnd now I hear only stillness.I used to hear Your melodyIt would lift me,I would whirl about spinning with arms openBut now I feel old and my ears ringAnd my knees creak and popI lose my breath so quickly and my back aches.I’m afraid my part in Your […]

Ash Wednesday Liturgy & Lent Resources 2024.02.14

Digital Meditation Resource Ash Wednesday Zine Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community. Our response will be highlighted in yellow. When our vision is clouded by worries When our view is blacked out by fears When we see, feel, touch, and tasteThe suffering and confusion all around us We turn to you, our Wild Mother, In […]