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benediction

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.12.23

Liturgy Thank you, scandalous God, For giving yourself to the world, Not in the powerful and extraordinary, But in weakness and the familiar: In a baby; in bread and wine. Thank you for offering, at journey’s end, a new beginning; For setting, in the poverty of a stable, The richest jewel of your love; For revealing, in a particular place, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.12.16

Liturgy Holy and Beloved God, it is hard to hope when all seems lost. The darkness has a way of fuzzing our vision, of taking our eyes off of your holy light. It’s hardest to see your light when our eyes are shut – shut to you, shut to each other, and shut to the suffering that is just barely […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.12.09

Liturgy You are invited this morning to welcome. Welcome the place where you are. Welcome your joys and your struggles. Welcome this holy ground. You are invited this morning to be. Be present in the place where you are. Be still in your feelings of the day. Be firm on this holy ground. You are invited this morning to worship. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.12.02

Liturgy Everlasting God, the changing seasons testify to your handiwork. The vibrant hues of red, orange and green remind us that you have always been at work in us, through us, and around us. Even in the dying beauty of autumn, your hope springs anew, promising the cycle of life, death, and resurrection to continue your redemptive pattern. Arrest us […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.11.11

Liturgy We are called to be people of faith in the midst of the world, and so we mix our worship and our work, our faith, and our life. We gather here as people who live in the world and yet, we gather as people who have been called to see our world from a different viewpoint. God calls us […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.11.04

Liturgy Consider the well from which you drink. Your well of friends, family, work, play. Consider the well that gives you Life. Your well of peace, faith, hope. Consider the well that gives you Love. Your well of identity; as one lovable, loving. Beloved. Consider how underground water rises up to fill that well. Consider the Source of that water. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.10.21

Liturgy Creator God, in the beginning you made all things good and invited us to live in that goodness. We are blessed, as bearers of your image to participate in proclaiming the truth of your kingdom. You bless us by giving us stewardship of your world, and invite us into the adventure of collaboration. You give us the ability to […]