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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.08.12

Liturgy There is a time for everything and a season for every matter under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted, a time to break down, and a time to build up, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.01.12

Liturgy The new year, like a new born child, is placed in our hands as the old year passes away. The days and weeks to come are gifts from God; they carry God’s blessing. As a blessing we welcome them. Our hope for the year ending is that all that was good in it remain with us and all that […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.18.11

Liturgy God spoke in the beginning; out of darkness came night and day, out of emptiness came creation, out of loneliness came humankind. And God said, “This is very good.” God spoke when the world was troubled; giving voice to prophets from the earliest days, moving through Mary as she gave birth to her child, crying as a vulnerable baby […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 11.27.11

Liturgy Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season of anticipation. Of waiting. In this season of expectation, We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah, Into the bustle of our lives and the hard to find moments of solitude. We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah, Into our homes and situations along with friends and families. We […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 11.20.11

Liturgy Our Heavenly Father, in our days to come, we pray these words to you. God of Grace, in whom we put our trust, Be our rescuer when sins ensnare, The liberator of our souls, The still, small voice that says, ‘Be free.’ God of Love, in whom we put our trust, Be our joy and comfort at all times, […]

Time Change: Fall Back

Don’t forget this Saturday night (Nov 5) to turn your clocks back an hour and enjoy that extra hour of sleep. Or you can show up to liturgy an hour earlier. Your choice. [Photo by Leo Kan @ Flickr]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 10.02.11

Liturgy God of all, You call us together from north, south, east, and west; from places of joy and sorrow; young and old alike: sinners who desperately need your grace. As your Holy Spirit gathers us together, unites us as a community, and gives us strength, we humbly set this time apart from anything normal, routine, or worldly. We dedicate […]