Author Archives: lena

Comfort Ye

As we continue in the Advent season, Nic Acosta reflects on what it means to experience the deep comfort that God promises [Isaiah 40:1-5]. Reflection What kind of comfort do we long for? What would it take to live as though our lives are God’s home, and to consider God as the most hospitable, comforting host? Practice Compile a list […]

End of Year Giving 2020

We’re extremely grateful for the generous community that we have. Your generosity allows us to be generous to the city of Austin and the world around us. As a reminder, if you would like to partner financially with Vox before the year end, you’ll need to bring your check or submit your online contribution by Thursday, Dec 31. If you have any […]

Vesper Courtyard

At Vox, two of our community values are participation and empathy. During this strenuous time of social distancing and isolation, these values can be challenging to practice. Accordingly, Vox leadership would like to provide safe ways for our community to gather in person at the Vesper Courtyard. In order to foster care and safety, we have created a booking process […]

Community Prayers 2020.11.29

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … the health care workers who risk their lives daily for all of us. Sarah this community. Gena holidays and time to rest. Lena … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … the safety of health care workers who risk their lives daily for all of us. Sarah small businesses, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.11.29

Liturgy We gather together on the first Sunday of Advent. After a year of sorrow and pestilence,we wait in hope of a bountiful harvest.After a year of solitude and separation,we long for seats at the wedding banquet. Lord God, bless us with eyes to see,bless us with ears to hear,bless us with wisdom to recognize your coming. Surrounded by clamoring […]

Training our Eyes for the Coming

As we start the season of Advent, James Alison reflects on what the Holy Spirit is seeking to prepare us in this season [Mark 13:33-37]. Reflection What did Jesus mean by talking about a “coming” and then setting up a parable about a “going”? Why is it so difficult for us to understand the ancient Hebrew way in which the […]

Community Prayers 2020.11.22

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … continuing sustaining community and grace in this place together. Corrie the sacrifice of all the parents taking up the mantle of virtual schooling during the pandemic. Nick the stability of provision for my basic needs during the pandemic which allows me to choose where I invest my time and talents. Lena … let us bless […]