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Community Prayers 2020.10.18

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … Our poll workers doing the hard work of keeping us safe, while we cast our votes during a pandemic. Sam Kind friends and open hearts supporting each other and reaching out beyond their comfort zones. Kara My dad’s very good diagnosis after a sudden trip to the ER. Josh The strength to endure my graduate […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.10.18

Liturgy We begin our liturgy today to acknowledge that likeJesus, we are called to be in this world but not of it. From dust we were formed and to dust we shall return.In this moment we breathe in your presence, open ourhands, and surrender. Let the gold slip from our hands. Let the empire eat itself up and be swallowed […]


James Alison reflects on how Jesus navigated the tension of rivalry between divine and human power [Matthew 22:15-21]. Reflection How might we re-imagine our obedience to God to be without rivalry to others? How might the tension of divine and human law invite us towards following God?

Community Prayers 2020.10.11

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … Beautiful fall days. Samantha Lindsay’s sister getting married yesterday! She has gone through so much this year with rescheduling from Italy in April to yesterday in Charleston and much more. Anslee Gratitude that Sarah’s chemo is over for now. Colin The joy and excitement I have for my dream coming true, and all those who […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.10.11

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation,to be fully present, to be here and now,to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief.Invite your peace and your fear.Invite your confidence and your insecurity.God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and a sacred timeWhere our complex […]


Insil Kang reflects on why we might turn down an invitation from God and how we might make space to navigate our response toward participation [Matthew 22:1-14]. Reflection What are the reasons I refuse an invitation to a party/event? How does the dynamic between an invitation by God and my response actually play out in my day? How is it […]

Community Prayers 2020.10.04

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … Our young houseguest who is looking for a job. Katherine Those who are struggling with depression during the pandemic and during this political season. Brittney My mom. My family is going to ask her today if she would consider treatment for […]