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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.11.22

Liturgy O Lord, how lovely it is to be your guest:the winds are sweet;the oaks reach to the skies;the waters like boundless mirrorsand the floating cloudsreflect the sun’s golden rays. Alleluia! We praise you Lord,for the glory of this morning,for the mercies that comewith every daybreak. All nature murmurs mysteriously,breathing the depth of tenderness.Birds and beasts of our scraggy forestsbear […]

Even in the Midst

Virginia Cumberbatch considers a reframing of what a radical and relentless grace is asking of us especially in the season we are living in [Ezekiel 34:11-16]. Reflection How can you extend grace to yourself in this season and in reflection of this year, as a part of your healing? As we navigate discord, challenge one another in love, and continue […]

Posada Esperanza Holiday Drive

Vox’s local partner this season is Posada Esperanza, a family shelter for refugee mothers and children who are escaping domestic or cultural violence. During this difficult year, the families at Posada are in even greater need for donations as we enter the holiday season. To help meet this need, Vox will be collecting donation items from December 1-20th. The list […]

Loving Nearby Neighbors

Judy Peterson reflects on how Jesus invites us to love our nearby neighbors with whom we have conflict with [Luke 10]. Reflection You are sheep and not a wolf. How would you approach your nearby neighbors with whom you have conflict differently if you believed not only that you are sheep, but also that there is a Good Shepherd involved? […]

Community Prayers 2020.11.15

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … my grandmother’s life well lived. Coach my mother’s successful move to a new home where she can live through the pandemic more safely and comfortably. Lena virtual reconnection and the promise of growth within community … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … all those who are traveling today, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.11.15

Liturgy Welcome to this space and workwhich we hold togetherand are held in togetherin many placesand through a variety of technologies. This morning, the pain and joyin our stories and in our bodieshold a kind of truth. May we soften at the edgesof our resistance to that whichis true and good. The pain and joy in our relationshipsand our society […]

Community Prayers 2020.11.08

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … good surgery results for a friend’s son. Sarah a moment of relief and a day of celebration. Alison the promise of democracy. Jenny Vox staff and Nav team. Sarah my department’s financial support of my RJ program, and for the indigenous people who kept these practices. Amy Christ’s victory over death, His healing love on […]