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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.23

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family, to this sacred space and time. Let’s take a moment to pause, take a deep breath, and welcome the Spirit. If you entered with shame today, release it, for God does not define you by shame. If you entered with pain today, acknowledge it, for God cares about your pain. If you entered with fear today, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.16

Liturgy Holy Love, Giver of good gifts, Our Sustainer – Be with us in our youth and folly, Rid us of our petty bitterness. God of galaxies, Seat of beauties, Our Humbler, Incline us to your light, Re-plant us in richer soil. Wonderful Counselor, Triune God, Architect of Peace, Sow harmony where we foster hate, Raise to life what has […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.09

Liturgy Jesus walked in the Light of Love, when there was darkness, when there was pain. Jesus loved the sinner, and showed us that the lost can always be found. So we wonder, can’t it be both? When we wake up tired, can’t we still get up? When we’re scared, can’t we still walk toward the challenge? When we’re angry, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.02.02

Liturgy Let us pray. Your response will be highlighted in yellow. And God said, consider the sparrow, That forgotten shadow, flitting and fluttering in the rafters of the temple. Even the smallest creatures find their rest in you. Consider the body, its ligaments and systems and the way it feels, morning, noon, and night. From dust we are made, and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.01.26

Liturgy Meet us, O Christ, in the stillness of this morning. Move us, O Spirit, to quiet our hearts. Mend us, O Father, from yesterday’s harms. From the discords of yesterday, resurrect our peace. From the discouragements of yesterday, resurrect our hope. From the weariness of yesterday, resurrect our strength. From the doubts of yesterday, resurrect our faith. From the […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.01.19

Liturgy God our Father – Giver of good gifts and Lifter of the downtrodden – equip us to relax in your love. We come to this moment weary, we begin and end our weeks with achy joints, creaky souls, and loves strained to breaking. Both in the church and in the world, we have been told to earn our keep. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.01.12

Liturgy With the rising of the sun, life rises again within us, O God. In the dawning of the morning light, you lead us from the mists of night into the clarity of the day. In the new light of this day, bring us to a clearer knowing of the mystery that first bore us from the dark. Bring us […]