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Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.1.22

Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow God, good beyond all that is good,fair beyond all that is fair, in you iscalmness, peace, and concord. Heal the dissensions that divide us from oneanother, and bring us back to a unity of love,bearing some likeness to your divine nature. Through the embrace […]

Cruciform Care

How is Jesus revealed through our community? Christopher Mack reflects on the messiness of community and how the cross leads us into solidarity with the marginalized as our personal and communal wounds are mended. [1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17-18] Reflection Where do you experience the wounds of severed community? How might the cruciform power of Jesus bring care to your pain? […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.1.15

Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. We receive invitations for a new year.Be more impressive, disciplined, & accomplishedBe less mediocre, unrestrained, & incapable We set familiar goals, even if the goal is to set no goals.We hope for the magic combination of inspiration & perspiration,and we should all over ourselves. […]

Immersed in the Way of Christ

As we begin a new year, how might we discover rhythms and moments of immersing ourselves in the way of Christ? Weylin Lee opens up about how experience and encounter get us unstuck and in step with God’s Radical Love [John 1:35-42] Reflection How might we sit in the tension of the paradox of Christ? How can we intentionally make […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.1.08

We come in wanting to knowWhat will happen, what we should do, what the plan is.We can feel it rise up in us, this discomfort with uncertainty. Some of us have made plansWe have New Year’s resolutions, new determination, our own way forward.We want to improve ourselves and reach our goals. And you, our Creator GodHave just arrived on earth […]

The Mystery of God

Speaker Gena St. David uses the phrase “all bodies matter” in today’s homily in the context of support and solidarity for the vision and mission of Black Lives Matter. She begins the new year reflecting on Epiphany and how mystery can lead us into goodness, belonging, and beautiful embodiment. [Ephesians 3:5-12] Reflection When have you felt part of a larger […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2022.12.23

Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace, good willtoward humankind. In the angel’s gentle greeting,teach us to hear your love. In Mary’s glad obedience,teach us to follow your light. In your lowly birth and lodging,teach us to embrace your humility. In the […]