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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.23

Liturgy Loving God, we come to this sacred time and space today carrying hard and heavy burdens. Burdens of grief and loneliness, of depression and anxiety. Burdens of exhaustion, stress, and overwork. But we have good news! Your ways are not the ways of this world, and what we assume are weaknesses are actually the places where we find strength, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.16

Liturgy God, good beyond all that is good, fair beyond all that is fair, in you is calmness, peace, and concord. Heal the dissensions that divide us from one another, and bring us back to a unity of love, bearing some likeness to your divine nature. Through the embrace of love and the bonds of Godly affection, make us one […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.09

Liturgy With what breath, oh what breath, we will praise the Lord? We will praise the Lord with our breath, our life. We will praise the Lord with our hope, our trust. Ours is a God that keeps faith. Ours is a God that loves those known. Ours is a God that watches over strangers. With what breath, oh with […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.02

Liturgy Consider, for a moment, why you are here. Consider why you came to this place. Consider your intentions for being here this morning. Take a breath. You’re here because of some intention. It might be to be social, or out of boredom. It might be because you’re wondering, it might be to worship. It might be obligation. Consider, for […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.08.26

Liturgy This morning, Loving God, we ask you to reveal yourself to us in a myriad of ways So that we can truly know you. May we understand you and your wisdom, So that we know you with our intelligence and our minds May we experience you and your kindness, So that we know and love you with our emotions […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.08.19

Liturgy Dear God, we gather here today and offer to you our precious time, our limited energy, and our mindful presence. We offer you this very moment. Let us pause and take a deep breath in. Welcome, Holy One. Please honor our offerings by showing us your abundant wisdom, patience, and beauty this morning. May we learn more of the […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.08.12

Liturgy The table of Jesus is our place of gathering. Here, you are welcome and wanted. Here, there is a place set for you. Come all who are hungry for the bread of life. Whose souls cry out for healing. Come all who are weary, who worry, Who ache with the tiredness of living. Come all you who are lost, […]