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Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.10.01

Liturgy Loving God, we are here to meet withyou and we are here to meet each other.You have made us for connection, not forself-control, self-determination, or self-fulfillment. Thank you, God, for time to be together.We come in on our own or with our closestones, and we enter in to something larger. Bind us to each other. Not just the one […]

Rethinking Priesthood

What hesitancies do you have when you consider yourself in relation to priesthood? Kimberly Culbertson explores how we are invited to be hope carriers, resource facilitators, and sacrificial relators as we live out a shared calling. [1 Peter 2:4-5, 9] Reflection How have you been called out of darkness into marvelous light? How has God wired you to be part […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.9.03

Liturgy The violence in the world is old,Our place in the world is ever new. Work in us, Good Shepherd, andGive us the foresight to distinguishThe wolves beneath the willow;Give us courage as you scatterwhat prowls in wait. The goodness in the world is old,The threats to it seem ever new. Guide our simple steps, high upon the cliffs,Or low […]

The Peculiarity of Expired Dreams

How do you work through your expired dreams? On the eve of our Fall vision series, Christopher Mack ponders how setbacks, dead ends, failure, and loss shape our spiritualith. How might we see ourselves and one another with new eyes of hope, imagination, and solidarity for the journey ahead? [Exodus 3:1-15] Reflection How have you been shaped by expired dreams? […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.8.13

Liturgy God in heaven, you number the stars.You hold the pillars of the earth firm.You have searched each of us and known us.The inmost being of every personHas been created and gently held by you. We look to you and your strength,Seeking your face always. We see only from where we are,Guessing whether the other is friend or foe.Sometimes looking […]

Promise Keeper

What hope might you create space for in order to stay close to God’s promises? Virginia Cumberbatch opens up about audaciously holding on to hope through seasons of challenges, disappointments, and injustice. [Psalm 105:1-5] Reflection What would it look like to create space to reflect on the promises God has kept? How can the uncertainty or mystery of our human […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.6.25

Liturgy In a world riddled with grief and uncertainty—What words do we speak to soothe our spirits, oh God? Smoke fills the air, violence fills our public space,illness lingers—Where do we go to feel safe, oh God? We are seeking restoration,longing for connection, yearning for joy—How do we reach for flourishing, Oh God? Be with us in our questions.Draw your […]