Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. Welcome, Vox family,to this sacred space and time.Let’s take a moment to pauseand welcome the Spirit. [Pause for a moment for the congregation to breathe] If you entered with shame today, release it,for God does not define you by shame. If you entered […]
Trust in the Midst of Uncertainty
How might uncertainty propel us deeper into the mystery and revelation of God’s grace in the midst of injustice, suffering, and oppression? Virginia Cumberbatch sits with the sense of being out of control in our chaotic and heartbreaking world to find faith in learning to trust and work toward God’s Dream when we do not currently see it. [Psalm 99:1-5] […]
Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.2.12
Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. God, we thank you for reprieve – a long exhale and rich silence,For electricity and warmth and good neighbors.We pray for those around the world who do not have these giftsAnd ask that you sustain them and care for them.Be their rock and […]
What Does It Mean to Be Reconciled?
How does relational conflict feel inside us? Gena St. David delves into Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount to share a hopeful practice for navigating conflict with others, make amends, and embody peace. [Matthew 5:21-24] Reflection Who are you currently separated from (externally or internally)? How might you talk with them about your role in the separation? What might change (be […]
Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.1.29
Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. God, you welcome us to this place.You have blessed us beyond measureby calling us out to be your peopleand to do the work of life together. May we welcome one another into your presenceand recognize what draws us together.As we look around and […]
Come On Down!
Where do you return for renewal when your heart feels heavy with sorrow? Christopher Mack holds recent national tragedies up to the beatitudes and wonders how they invite us into an alternative to the violence of our world, while simultaneously creating space for us to process the hardships we encounter while partnering for God’s Justice. [Matthew 5:3-12] Reflection Where do […]
How might we foster hope among so much grief and cyclical injustice in the world? Christopher Mack begins this season of Advent slowing down to glimpse with the prophet Isaiah, a word that might remake our world. [Isaiah 2:1-5] Reflection What ruts of routine or quicksands of status quo are constraining your life or world? How might you move in […]