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Community Prayers 2021.02.28

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … all those who spent many hours in the cold & wet so to care for others. Jennifer’s Mom my sister-in-law who delivered a healthy baby boy shortly after being diagnosed with COVID. Purplepandas361 the chance for Lola, Angel and I to video chat with my 95 yo grandfather yesterday. James … let us bless the […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.02.28

Liturgy God, your voice is but a whisper,and we struggle to hear itamid the clatter of life in its many forms,that works to claim our attention. We pray that this morning may be a timeof quiet reflection and devotion to you,when we can still our hearts and mindsand strain our ears to hear only you. Grant us mercy this morning […]


Matt Inman reflects on how disorientation invites us to create space to honor both our hardship and a deepening gratitude and love.  Erin Inman and Jason Ikpatt also share reflections from their own experiences [Mark 8:29-33]. Reflection What experiences do you find most difficult to validate or legitimize?  Where were you most surprised by where love or connection showed up […]

Community Prayers 2021.02.21

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … warmer weather in Texas this week. Jonathan good neighbors and mutual aid. Lena my immediate and extended family in Texas not having suffered the worst effects of the storm this week. Jennifer … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … my 85 year old mom who is suffering from […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.02.21

Liturgy Beloved community, let’s begin our timetogether with a calming, restorative breath. Holy One, be among us with gentle presence.If our patience has worn thin, or disappeared,or we never had any to begin with, give us theresolve to trust that our needs will be met.Shelter with us while we wait. Holy One, rekindle our hope.May we find our dwelling in […]

Waiting as we Wait

Jennifer Cumberbatch reflects on how we wait as we wait in the liturgy of our lives during this season of Lent [Malachi 3:1-4]. Reflection What areas are you called to act as priest and mediator in your spheres of influence? What areas are you invited to expand the kingdom of God? Resources Song: And He Shall Purify (Handel’s Messiah: A […]

Community Prayers 2021.02.14

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … the chance to “be together” on this day when icy roads likely would have prevented us to meet at Vesper. Mikayla the new rules that require Covid testing when entering the US, which allowed a friend to discover she was positive before putting others at risk. Jennifer … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to […]