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Belonging

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.01.14

Liturgy We come from places of straight lines,Grids that create small boxes for us to live in.Some of us have tried to follow all the rulesAnd some of us have tried to break every last one.Lord, free us to live the life you have given us.May we inhabit all the space you provide.We have been taught to color inside the […]

The Good Work

What stories and beliefs did you inherit about sexuality? On this second Sunday after Epiphany, Kimberly Culbertson invites us to question and explore our inherited beliefs and practice, in light of Paul’s paradigm of the good and beneficial.  [1 Corinthians 6:12-13] Podcast embed: Reflection As you consider the work of being human, can you begin to prayerfully ask God, “Is […]

The Epiphany Society

Can you recall a life realization which in retrospect appeared glaringly obvious? On this first Sunday after Epiphany, Lilly Ettinger invites us to wonder at God’s radical inclusion and how it invites the formation of a Beloved Community experiencing rescue and restoration.  [Isaiah 60:1-6] Reflection Where might you “lift your eyes” and see the world around you? Is there a […]

You Belong Here

Who do you know that gives really good hugs? On this Fifth Sunday, Vanessa Maleare leads the Wonder Moment for our New Year’s Eve liturgy and brunch. She invites children of all ages to remember and reside in our beloved belonging. [Galatians 4:4-7]

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, REFLECTION, BENEDICTION 2023.4.09

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 […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.3.19

Liturgy God of heaven, we live in a world where we often feel invisible.We swirl around in activity, neither seen nor seeing.Our heads are filled with what must be done, dealt with, delivered.Sometimes we find we are out of touch with others —And even less in touch with ourselves. We turn our eyes to you, the one who knows us […]