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benediction

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 […]

Liturgy, Reflection, and Benediction 2019.9.8

Liturgy You, who are participants in the glory of Love, listen. God is here. You, who are renewed to new life with each rain, look. God is here. You, who are given breath of life, breathe deeply. God is here. May we open ourselves to hear the word of God today. May we receive the love that is in every […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.9.1

Liturgy As we gather now in community, for some of us, our earliest language was shame. For some of us, we learned to hide ourselves. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We pray for courage to live unmasked, to risk being fully seen as we are, to recognize and honor the glory in the mirror. Where […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.8.25

Liturgy Lord God, we come to you this morning as fragile beings. Oftentimes, we hide our vulnerability from each other declaring ourselves weak and unloveable. We’ve calloused our delicate hearts to survive our daily hardships. Unknowingly, these hardened hearts have kept us from true connection with you, dear God, one another, and ourselves. Vox, accept this invitation to remove these […]