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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 […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.03.01

Liturgy Gracious God, You invite us to welcome everything that comes to us this day because you know it is for our healing. We welcome all thoughts, feelings, and emotions, all persons, situations, and conditions. We let go of our desire for power and control. We let go of our desire for affection and esteem, for approval, and pleasure. We […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.23

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family, to this sacred space and time. Let’s take a moment to pause, take a deep breath, and welcome the Spirit. If you entered with shame today, release it, for God does not define you by shame. If you entered with pain today, acknowledge it, for God cares about your pain. If you entered with fear today, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.16

Liturgy Holy Love, Giver of good gifts, Our Sustainer – Be with us in our youth and folly, Rid us of our petty bitterness. God of galaxies, Seat of beauties, Our Humbler, Incline us to your light, Re-plant us in richer soil. Wonderful Counselor, Triune God, Architect of Peace, Sow harmony where we foster hate, Raise to life what has […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.09

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, […]