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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.21

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 these experiences and learn from […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.14

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation,to be fully present, to be here and now,to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief.Invite your peace and your fear.Invite your confidence and your insecurity.God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and a sacred timeWhere our complex […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.07

Liturgy We confess that we did not acknowledgethe sounds of the labored breathing of the oppressed.And we mercifully hold their anguish in our heartsas we listen to their cries that scream for us to bare witness. Blessed are they that mourn,those in emotional turmoil,weak and overextended. Oh Blessed Peacemaker, what have we done?Whose names have we not known?Whose names have […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.05.31

Liturgy This morning, Loving God,we ask you to reveal yourself to usin a myriad of waysSo that we can truly know you. May we understand you and your wisdom,so that we know youwith our intelligence and our minds. May we experience you and your kindness,so that we know and love youwith our emotions and our hearts. May we feel youand […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.05.24

Liturgy Restore us, O Living God, by the breath of your Spirit,for some of us are wilted and weary. Some of us areanxious for restoration, and wonder if it will happen at all. Hear our voices crying out amidst the noise,where we hide to wait for a new day. Let us not be bound to the earth by ourweariness and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.05.03

Liturgy We have been in the wilderness before, but this one is differentWe have faced trial and suffering before, but never quite like this We have asked the age old questions“why?” and “what for?” and now we ask again.Good Shepherd, lead us and guide us through the mystery. Lord this wilderness is testing us just as much as it is […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.04.26

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 relivingthe cold push into this world. Hold us fast, hold us close, pull us through.We yearn to hear your voice. We long for thefamiliar touch of your hand, […]