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Liturgy, Reflection, and Benediction 2019.9.8

Liturgy You, who are participants in the glory of Love, listen. God is here. You, who are renewed to new life with each rain, look. God is here. You, who are given breath of life, breathe deeply. God is here. May we open ourselves to hear the word of God today. May we receive the love that is in every […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.9.1

Liturgy As we gather now in community, for some of us, our earliest language was shame. For some of us, we learned to hide ourselves. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We pray for courage to live unmasked, to risk being fully seen as we are, to recognize and honor the glory in the mirror. Where […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.8.25

Liturgy Lord God, we come to you this morning as fragile beings. Oftentimes, we hide our vulnerability from each other declaring ourselves weak and unloveable. We’ve calloused our delicate hearts to survive our daily hardships. Unknowingly, these hardened hearts have kept us from true connection with you, dear God, one another, and ourselves. Vox, accept this invitation to remove these […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.8.18

Liturgy Weariness fills our bones, Our aching bodies swell. Friends, how can we endure? We look to those who have come before us— To Moses, whose feet had known only trouble Until you planted them on holy ground. Our spirits are freighted With the pain of those we love, Friends, how can we rise to comfort them? We look to […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.8.11

Liturgy Welcome Vox. Welcome to this safe space, this holy place where our faithful endurance has brought us together. It’s true, our endurance is often sourced from the pain and challenges of daily life, but let us now rest, be, and breathe. Let us lean into each other, God’s word and its truth, letting the Holy Spirit flow and be […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.8.4

Liturgy We are beloved fools, all of us, for believing the airbrushed lies and shrink-wrapped promises of the voices that whisper you are not enough. This morning, Vox family, may we attune ourselves to the stern voice of compassion proclaiming in our midst: Relent. Be loved. That same voice tells us, too, the hard truth we labor to avoid—that we […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.7.28

Liturgy As we enter into this time and space, let’s invite our bodies and minds to settle in. Let’s feel our feet grounding, and our breath inviting life. Welcome here what is present now. Gather your brokenness, gather your longing, and welcome what is present now. Come, healer of the body. See where darkness yields to light. See where light […]