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Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.4.23

Liturgy Breath of Life, wake us up.Open our eyes to you, andpull us out of the darkness.We feel our bodies shake against the discomfort.Birth is painful, and waking up feels like relivingthe cold push into this world. Hold us fast, hold us close, pull us through.We yearn to hear your voice. We long for thefamiliar touch of your hand, and […]

Recovery as a Path

What do we do when we’re struggling with addiction in our own life or a loved one’s ? Lilly Ettinger and Joe Arenella bravely share about their own recovery journeys and how they have experienced hope and life, even in the most challenging of circumstances. [Psalm 116:1-6] Reflection What is your cry to the Divine? Where might you seek reconciliation […]


Liturgy God of all things,we arrive as a collectiveembodying an abundanceof every human need. God of limitless compassion,we bring our broken hearts before you.Restore the distorted vision in our eyesto see what you see in ourselves and each other. God of limitless dreams,we bring our broken dreams before you.Restore the frayed edges of hopeswhere we are jaded and cynical. God […]

What Is Forgiveness?

What does forgiveness mean to you? Gena St. David places lived experience of personal and systemic injustice of the church in conversation with the anxious disciples’ first encounter with the risen Christ. [John 20:19-23] Reflection When have you feared punishment for telling the truth? How might anger become a holy emotion? What injustices do we need to grieve more fully […]

Behold and Beheld

What step of hope might we take together? Christopher Mack retraces the steps of Mary Magdalene through trauma and isolation to renewal and belonging. [John 20:1-18] Reflection What part of your human experience do you need to know God, in Jesus, experiences alongside you? How is what you are willing to see impacting how you live? What does bearing witness […]


Liturgy It is early on the first day of the week, oh GodAnd it is dark.We arrive at the tombOf all our hopes and dreams.Our lives have not unfolded as we expected.You have not spared us from the hard end.We stand alone, grieving. We lift up our eyesAnd see the unexpected.The stone is rolled away.We feel a rush of anxiety […]

Downward Path of Greatness

How are we invited to resist the desire for power and living out of our ego? This Palm Sunday, Weylin Lee questions what draws us to certain models of greatness rather than eschewing upward mobility as we follow Jesus on a humble path of solidarity with the vulnerable. [Matthew 21:1-11] Reflection How are we invited to resist the desire for […]