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confession

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.13.11

Liturgy Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. Glory […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.06.11

Liturgy It is truly right always and everywhere to praise you, Lord God our Father, Lover of all. Your wind swept the waters when our world began, and you spoke the Word that was always your Word. Through him all things came to be, and his life lightened every life with the light, darkness could not swallow. And when sin’s […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.30.11

Liturgy The Spirit of God calls us from many places; some of us come from busy homes with many people, some of us live alone. We are a part of the family. This week has been different for each of us; some of us have happy news we want to celebrate, some of us face grief and need comforting. We […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.23.11

Liturgy Living God, thank you for never leaving us alone in the work you call us to do. We thank you for leading each of us here to Austin and everyone who works and is connected within our small community. Thank you for the richness of experience, the diversity of gifting, the depth of hope, the quality of commitment all […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.16.11

Liturgy Lord, you made all things, and you made us in your image, and saw that it was good. We thank you for your work of creation, for the beauty we enjoy, for human skill and artistry. We thank you for community, friendship and love, for family and marriage, for the privilege of parenthood. And above all we thank you […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.02.11

Liturgy O God of new beginnings and wonderful surprises, thank you for the gift of a new year. May it be a time of grace for all we meet, a time to grow in faith and love, a time to renew our commitment to following your Son, Jesus. May it be a year of blessing for us, a time to […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 11.21.10

Liturgy Lord Jesus Christ, who teaches us to love our enemies, and those who defame and injure us, and to pray for them and forgive them; Who also prayed for your enemies, who crucified you: grant us, we pray, the spirit of reconciliation and meekness, that we may heartily forgive every injury and be reconciled with our enemies. Grant us […]