Stories tagged:
benediction

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.4.21

Liturgy God of healing and provision, You are attuned to us. You hear our voice. You see our face. You feel our feelings. So into this knowing we come this morning whether by the faith of our own or of a friend, we know you receive us into your presence. Soften in us our places of resistance. Bring forth our […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.4.14

Liturgy O Christ, you entered the city as a poor man not not in style but in simplicity, yet still you caused uproar, and raised questions everywhere; you drew the expectations of a hungry crowd, and brought buried conflicts to the light. May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval, and who often avoid conflict for fear of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.4.7

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation, to be fully present, to be here and now, to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief. Invite your peace and your fear. Invite your confidence and your insecurity. God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.31

Liturgy Loving God, we come to this sacred time and space today carrying hard and heavy burdens. Burdens of grief and loneliness, of depression and anxiety. Burdens of exhaustion, stress, and overwork. But we have good news! Your ways are not the ways of this world, and what we assume are weaknesses are actually the places where we find strength, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.24

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation, to be fully present, to be here and now, to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief. Invite your peace and your fear. Invite your confidence and your insecurity. God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.17

Liturgy You are invited this morning to welcome. Welcome the place where you are. Welcome your joys and your struggles. Welcome this holy ground. You are invited this morning to be. Be present in the place where you are. Be still in your feelings of the day. Be firm on this holy ground. You are invited this morning to worship. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.10

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family, to this sacred space and time. Let’s take a moment to pause and welcome the Spirit. If you entered with shame today, release it, for God does not define you by shame. If you entered with pain today, acknowledge it, for God cares about your pain. If you entered with fear today, welcome it, for God […]