Author Archives: lena

Community Memorial Altar [Nov 10]

Because we love sincerely, we also grieve deeply the experiences of loss, change, and disconnection we have all endured. It’s been said that grief is the other side of love, and by feeling, speaking, and giving witness to our grief together, we can be nourished by that love. By grieving well, we ready our hearts to receive Christ’s love in […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.23

Liturgy Welcome to this community that is gathering this morning. You are invited to bring all the messiness in your life.Your confusion, your unease, your uncertainty;all of who you are is welcome to participate. God, will you help us soften our resistance?Will you help us release our desire for controljust a little more this morning? You are invited to bring […]

Community Prayers 2021.05.23

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … Nic and his homily. Gena the many lessons that Becky taught us and for the love she had for our community. Gina … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … the people of Costa Rica, who are still experiencing a surge of COVID infections, and for all the other […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.16

Liturgy Each person gathered here today has astory that is quite different from your own.Collectively, we bring a wild arrangement of lifeexperiences that give strength to our community. As different as we are, we are united in wantingto love and serve those around us. Some of ushave energy for it now, and others do not. Lord God, let us recognize […]

Reclaiming Our Narrative

Gina Bastone reflects on how we might need to reconsider what it means to invite God to bear witness and consider the evidence of love around us [1 John 5:9-13]. Reflection Where have you seen the evidence of love recently, especially in our community? Where in your life (past wounds or experiences, current anxieties or fears) do you need God […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.09

Liturgy You, who are fearfully andwonderfully made, listen.God is with us. You, who are daily renewedby the blood of Christ, look.God is with us. You, who are given life by theHoly Spirit, breathe deeply.God is with us. May we open our hearts to hear the word of God today.May we receive the love that is in every word, andmay we […]

Community Prayers 2021.05.09

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … the life and love of our friend Becky- a wonderful part of Vox who will be dearly missed. Anslee my sister, her partner, and my new baby niece, Scout Evelyn bringing so much light and love into our family. Jess school being almost over after such a trying year for teachers. Anslee … let us […]