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benediction

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.12.01

Liturgy Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Now is the time of this mortal life in which your Son, Jesus Christ came to live among us in great humility. That in the last day, when he shall return in his glorious majesty to judge the […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.11.24

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 2019.11.10

Liturgy God of life and love, we are each here in search of the kingdom of heaven within us. Some of us have just found the field, others are digging in it, and some have found the treasure and are rushing to buy the whole field. All of us, wherever we are, are facing various distractions of lesser riches. May […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.11.03

Liturgy Vox, God loves all parts of you. Your inner light and darkness, heaviness and ease, they are all loved and welcome, so allow your whole selves here today. Our shadow-selves are necessary parts of us that reinforce our humanity, connection to our community, and to our Lord. Allow this darkness to be brought into God’s light so love can […]

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 […]