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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.23

Liturgy Welcome to this community that is gathering this morning. You are invited to bring all the messiness in your life.Your confusion, your unease, your uncertainty;all of who you are is welcome to participate. God, will you help us soften our resistance?Will you help us release our desire for controljust a little more this morning? You are invited to bring […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.16

Liturgy Each person gathered here today has astory that is quite different from your own.Collectively, we bring a wild arrangement of lifeexperiences that give strength to our community. As different as we are, we are united in wantingto love and serve those around us. Some of ushave energy for it now, and others do not. Lord God, let us recognize […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.09

Liturgy You, who are fearfully andwonderfully made, listen.God is with us. You, who are daily renewedby the blood of Christ, look.God is with us. You, who are given life by theHoly Spirit, breathe deeply.God is with us. May we open our hearts to hear the word of God today.May we receive the love that is in every word, andmay we […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.05.02

Liturgy Jesus, you are the Sonof the living God.In perfect unison,all things were formedby you and through you. Displayed in the utterance of wordand the work of wing was yourglory made known. Though your identity and intentionsremain in question for most,you remain confident in who you are. Come then and be with us.Be among us as we read your storyand […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.04.25

Liturgy Jesus walked in the Light of Love,when there was darkness,when there was pain.Jesus loved the sinner,and showed us that the lost can always be found. So we wonder, can’t it be both?When we wake up tired, can’t we still get up?When we’re scared, can’t we still walk toward the challenge? When we’re angry, can’t we still love?When we’re joyful, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.04.18

Liturgy God of all things,we arrive as a collectiveembodying an abundanceof every human need. God of limitless compassion,we bring our broken hearts before you.Restore the distorted vision in our eyesto see what you see in ourselves and each other. God of limitless dreams,we bring our broken dreams before you.Restore the frayed edges of hopeswhere we are jaded and cynical. God […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.04.11

Liturgy Loving God, you invite us all into this space today.You welcome your treasured people in all our forms,wholly beloved, beautiful, unique.Into this moment, we come. We worship you in celebration.We give thanks for your love and grace,your faithfulness and justice,and with uninhibited praise, we sing. May the Spirit breathe into usthrough the spring winds.May we embrace the soilthat feeds […]