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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.10.04

Liturgy Have you heard the call of the spirit?Have you heard the call to come?You are welcome. We’ve wanted to be trusty and true,But feathers fell from our wings.And we’ve wanted to be worthy of you,But weather rained on our dreams. So let us start from here.Lay down your broken frame.Dry yourself at God’s hearth.However you came here,you are welcome. […]

How Do You Know Me?

Scott Erickson reflects on how not having it together allows us to connect with God and God’s grace [John 1:43-51]. Reflection What activities in your life seem to draw you to God? What activities in your life seem to pull you away from God? When or where are you most likely to be aware of God’s presence?  When or where […]

Community Prayers 2020.09.27

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … The reminders that there are still many good things in this world. My Dad recovering from his surgery this past week. Anslee This time each week to worship with my daughter and all of you. And, for all the leaders of Vox who give their time for us. Sarah My cousin who gave birth to […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.09.27

Liturgy Loving God, we gather to centerourselves on you, to reconnect to thatpurpose that we have been called to. Together we feel the resonance vibrate alittle stronger. We find comfort and peace whenwe are close to you. Apart from you we crashagainst our limits, our biases, and our ego. We have failed the innocent. We seeour justice crumbling before our […]

Humbling Ourselves

Gena Minnix reflects on how learning to humble ourselves might help us live into our unique, authentic story as individuals and collectively as the church [Philippians 2:5-8]. Reflection What’s on the inside of the masks we’re wearing? How might our humble stories be a doorway to our authentic calling? Spiritual Practice Benedictine practice of humbling ourselves.  Connecting with the created […]

Community Prayers 2020.09.20

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … The safe delivery of my absolutely gorgeous niece. Moji RBG’s example and life’s work for equality and generosity. Harmon My dad’s cousin who had a stroke, but is recovering really well and quickly. Anslee The visa appointment for my fiance stuck in India. Kara Radical, subversive economic ideals and the power to envision society and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.09.20

Liturgy Creator God, giver of all thingsWe open our hearts and we open our hands.We welcome your movement and relax into the current of your presence. We have held on so tightly to the things that we can control.With jaws clenched and balled fists, we have dug ourselves into defiance.With embarrassment, we admit that have demanded justice for ourselves,but ignored […]