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Liturgy, Reflection, and Benediction 2020.07.19

Liturgy As we gather this morning we invite youinto a moment of silence and stillness.Find your balance, relax your shoulders,release tension hiding in your jaw and neck. Begin to find your breath,and open up your diaphragm.Feel the air coming into your body,filling you up like a beach ball. Begin to breathe more deeply.As you release, exhale slowly. Engage your voice, […]

Liturgy, Reflection, and Benediction 2020.07.12

Liturgy Vox, God has an open invitation for all of us today.God invites us to receive and embracethe gift of our imperfect humanity. Open your hearts, Vox.Accept this invitationto be just as you are. Accept this invitationto listen, learn, move andbe moved by our brothers andsisters stories and experiences. Accept this invitationto love yourself and one anothertenderly, knowing we are […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.07.05

Liturgy We live among so manydistractions, even good ones.We often don’t notice you. Gracious God, extend us your quietand your stillness, so that we havespace to find you. We are quick to rely only on ourselves,To be consumed by our worries and ourproblems. We often ignore you. Compassionate God, grant us your peace.Take our burdens and make them light. Give […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.28

Liturgy Vox friends, from both near and far,welcome to this space and community. Welcome to all your beginnings, middles, and ends –within this year, within this week, within each new day. Let us take a moment to acknowledge this space and time. This morning, let us welcome a brilliant,new understanding of God’s presence.Let us welcome all the ways God willshow […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.21

Liturgy Friends, sisters and brothers,welcome to this sacred place this morning.Let us pause for a moment to be still and breathe. Today, when we are challenged,may we be receptive to the Spirit’s moving. When we are humbled,may we make room for God’s healing and grace. When we face difficult emotions and trying situations,may we welcome these experiences and learn from […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.14

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation,to be fully present, to be here and now,to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief.Invite your peace and your fear.Invite your confidence and your insecurity.God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and a sacred timeWhere our complex […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.06.07

Liturgy We confess that we did not acknowledgethe sounds of the labored breathing of the oppressed.And we mercifully hold their anguish in our heartsas we listen to their cries that scream for us to bare witness. Blessed are they that mourn,those in emotional turmoil,weak and overextended. Oh Blessed Peacemaker, what have we done?Whose names have we not known?Whose names have […]