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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.04.15

Liturgy We thank you, God, for drawing us to this place and time and for interrupting us with your gift of life in Christ. Whether we have heard the news many times over, or are this day listening with brand new ears, surprise us with your justice and righteousness, that our lives might turn in the right direction; startle us […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.04.08

Liturgy Imagine for a moment that you are alone, out in the hill country standing at the edge of a pool. It’s a round pool and very deep. You can hear the wind in the grass. What color is the water? Is it a deep blue? Can you see the bottom? Is the surface moving? How is the pool fed? […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.04.01

Liturgy When everything was dark, and it seemed that the sun would never shine again, your love broke through. Your love was too strong, too wide, too deep for death to hold. The sparks cast by your love dance and spread and burst forth with resurrection light. Loving God, we praise you for the light of new life made possible […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.03.25

Liturgy O Christ, you entered the city as a poor man not not in style but in simplicity, yet still you caused uproar, and raised questions everywhere; you drew the expectations of a hungry crowd, and brought buried conflicts to the light. May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval, and who often avoid conflict for fear of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.03.18

Liturgy Welcome, welcome, welcome, we welcome everything that comes to us today. You, who are called to follow the ways of Christ, welcome. You, who are standing on the mountaintop, welcome. You, who are struggling in the valley, welcome. You, who are called to hear the word of God, welcome. We are called here this morning to receive and participate […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.03.11

Liturgy Divine Maker, meet us where we are today. Meet us in our doubts and our questions. Meet us in our worries and our fears. Meet us in our messes and our friction. Meet us in the darkest parts of ourselves – the parts we rarely show, the parts we don’t want to see. Be there, in those places. Remind […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.03.04

Liturgy Let us begin by taking a deep breath to welcome you, Precious God. [Pause for a breath] We hold true to your promise that when two or three – or two hundred – of us gather, you are there. Reveal yourself to us, this mixed up group of saints and sinners, artists and accountants, veterans and activists, students and […]