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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, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.04.19

Liturgy For those who are lost, we mourn.For all that is broken, we cry out.With those who weep, we weep.Suffering Servant, hear our prayer. For all who are alone, we invite your presence.For we who are trapped inside, we ask your freedom.For those without a safe place, we beg your protection.Help of the helpless, shelter your people. For those who […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2020.04.12

Liturgy Dear friends, let us greet this Easter morning,with a deep, restorative breath. Welcome to the passing of darkness. Welcome to the deaths undone.Welcome to the movement of dark clouds.Welcome to the cleansing of hard rain.Welcome to the rot that feeds the green. Welcome to your brothers, sisters, and siblings.Welcome to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.Welcome to your children, parents, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.04.05

Liturgy Meet us, O Christ, in the stillness of this morning.Move us, O Spirit, to quiet our hearts.Mend us, O Father, from yesterday’s harms. From the discords of yesterday,resurrect our peace.From the discouragements of yesterday,resurrect our hope.From the weariness of yesterday,resurrect our strength. From the doubts of yesterday,resurrect our faith.From the wounds of yesterday,resurrect our love. Let us enter this […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.03.08

Liturgy We feel deep inside the bits of shrapnel still embedded in our hearts. We remember broken promises that were once made with earnest sincerity. We feel again for the scars, both seen and invisible, that mark our stories to our bodies. God the Mother, Pull close to you the ones who are numb Those of us who take longer […]