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benediction

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.10.27

Liturgy Lord Christ, we arise this morning and thank you for the privilege to be alive. Knowing what it cost you on the cross, we thank you for the simple gift of life. We give thanks for our breath. Holy Spirit that fills us and connects us, we thank you for breathing into us. We give thanks to think and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.10.20

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 2019.10.13

Liturgy To look at the outset at times is terrifying. To come to the end of oneself, to see yourself hanging on by mere thread. In our dread, we ask for mercy. We ask for a soft landing. We ask for sure footholds and places to lay our head. Then, somewhere beyond the crippling fear of failure and death, we […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.10.6

Liturgy Friends, welcome to this sacred place this morning. Let us pause for a moment to be still and breathe. May we be reminded why we gather as a community We seek community, we seek forgiveness, we seek understanding, we seek wholeness. Let us work together in this space to be the body of Christ, united in mind and in […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.9.29

Liturgy God, sometimes language feels so constricting As each word, even your name, gets entangled with our experiences of pain, suffering, and shame. May we practice gentleness with ourselves as we search for words to express I am that I am. You do not push, you do not threaten for your way in our life. Instead you wait for our […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.9.22

Liturgy Friends, sisters and brothers, welcome to this sacred place this morning. Let us pause for a moment to be still and breathe. Today, when we are challenged, may we be receptive to the Spirit’s moving. When we are humbled, may we make room for God’s healing and grace. When we face difficult emotions and trying situations, may we welcome […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.9.15

Liturgy God of the universe, this morning we bring our defensive and protective strategies. We bring our received messages about our unworthiness. We bring the seemingly broken parts of ourselves before you. We bring the injustices of misused power in our society. We bring our whole selves, joy, and pain. May we dare to practice trusting your goodness with one […]