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benediction

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.07.11

Liturgy Beloved community of friends and siblings,let’s take a moment to breathe together,even while we are still apart. (pause for a breath) We are in a season of transition.May God be our constant. We are making plans and filling our schedules.May God give us space to rest. We are not quite out of the storm.May God give us patience. We […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.07.04

Liturgy Lord God, we come to you this morning as fragile beings.Oftentimes, we hide our vulnerability from each otherdeclaring ourselves weak and unloveable. We’ve calloused our delicate heartsto survive our daily hardships.Unknowingly, these hardened heartshave kept us from true connection with you,dear God, one another, and ourselves. Vox, may we accept this invitationto remove these barriers and showthe softness of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.06.27

Liturgy Creator God, at the dawn of time,You created not one living thing, but many.You bent the boughs of the live oak tree thatwe might swing from their mighty branches.You flattened the paddles of the prickly pearand left sweet nectar inside.We rejoice in the life all around us. You daily craft the streaks of orange inthe sunset so we can […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.06.20

Liturgy When raging storms are knocking the floorboards apart,when shrouded skies suddenly dump their weight onto the roof,when the windows could give at any moment to the fierce winds,there is much we put to sleep in order to keep on going. For what we’ve weathered already, Lord have mercy. Then the storm eases, but doesn’t really end,and sodden days stretch […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.06.13

Liturgy Holy and Beloved God,From near and far we come, arriving in pieces,connected yet broken, fatigued from a year apart,longing for reunion, safety, and past comfort. We enter unsure of what we will find.May we embrace your mystery.We come clinging to control.May we release ourselves to your power.We reunite cautiously yet joyously.May we celebrate the beauty of your community. You […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.06.06

Liturgy Welcome, welcome, welcome.We welcome all that comes to us today.We are made of our experiences. Those that teach us joy,those that teach us pain,and those that teach us comfort. We are made of times that teachus when we need to move,and when we need to be still. May we welcome the loving presence of our God.We are made of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.30

Liturgy In you, oh God, we have life and community.In the city and in us, may your voice be heard. Unconditional, is the love that you place in our hearts.Everlasting, is the promise of hope you made. We gather as the church.We gather as the disconnected.We gather as the restless. We gather to offer an urban mass:to acknowledge our restlessness,to […]