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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.6.9

Liturgy Breath of Life, wake us up. Open our eyes to you, andpull us out of the darkness. We feel our bodies shake against the discomfort. Birth is painful, and waking up feels like reliving the cold push into this world. Hold us fast, hold us close, pull us through. We yearn to hear your voice. We long for the […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.6.2

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family, to this sacred space and time. Let’s take a moment to pause, take a deep breath, 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, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.5.26

Liturgy Beloved family of God: our lives are carried like leaves on the current of our weeks. We arrive in this place burdened by so much that saturates us to the verge of sinking. Surround us, God of compassion. Reach into the waves, Son of Man, Fill us, Spirit of the Living God, Give us the patience to await calm. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.5.19

Liturgy Loving God, we gather as one people, yet we all come with different stories and lives this week. Some of us are struggling, some of us are thriving, yet we are all here to listen to you and to one another. Help us let go of our past, that we may turn toward you and live a life of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.5.12

Liturgy Our God, our Shepherd, Our Meadow, our Brook– May your love be a tempest, Blowing through our plans, Bursting upon our assuredness, Simplifying want into trust. Guide your beloved flock, O Lord, Through the darknesses we fear, Through the darknesses we choose, And remind us that even the darkest valley, At last, will open into dawn. Teach us to […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.5.5

Liturgy God our Father – Giver of good gifts and Lifter of the downtrodden – equip us to relax in your love. We come to this moment weary, we begin and end our weeks with achy joints, creaky souls, and loves strained to breaking. Both in the church and in the world, we have been told to earn our keep. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.4.28

Liturgy Holy God, give us the strength to be honest— to you, to ourselves, and to others. Give us the courage to lay down our insecurities— to trust that we are loved, that we need not want. Forgive us from our instincts to lash out— to hurt those by whom we feel threatened. Imbue us with the peace of Christ; […]