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liturgy

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.03.07

Liturgy God of breath and bone,remind us of the body’s wisdom.In this moment of screens and separation,ground us in the old song of tears and touch. We make many temples in this life,yet the temple you spoke of was your body. In a Lenten season marked by physical suffering and denial,remind us that from death comes new life:a heartbeat humming […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.02.28

Liturgy God, your voice is but a whisper,and we struggle to hear itamid the clatter of life in its many forms,that works to claim our attention. We pray that this morning may be a timeof quiet reflection and devotion to you,when we can still our hearts and mindsand strain our ears to hear only you. Grant us mercy this morning […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.02.21

Liturgy Beloved community, let’s begin our timetogether with a calming, restorative breath. Holy One, be among us with gentle presence.If our patience has worn thin, or disappeared,or we never had any to begin with, give us theresolve to trust that our needs will be met.Shelter with us while we wait. Holy One, rekindle our hope.May we find our dwelling in […]

Waiting as we Wait

Jennifer Cumberbatch reflects on how we wait as we wait in the liturgy of our lives during this season of Lent [Malachi 3:1-4]. Reflection What areas are you called to act as priest and mediator in your spheres of influence? What areas are you invited to expand the kingdom of God? Resources Song: And He Shall Purify (Handel’s Messiah: A […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.02.14

Liturgy Transformation doesn’t happen whenwe look ahead. It is something we onlysee in hindsight. This morning you areinvited into this space. All of you,All parts of you,All chapters of your story. As we pick up the piecesof ourselves, invite them in.Let them gather around you.All parts of you are welcome here. You were welcome then,You are welcome now.Welcome yourselfto sit […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.02.07

Liturgy God, Creator, Healer,We receive today yourinvitation to community,to participate in your divine being,to rest in your embrace. We come as we are, wholly beloved by you.We bring our joys.We bring our sorrows.We bring our fears. We come as we are, seeking healing and new life.We give our bodies.We give our minds.We give our hearts. We come as we are, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.01.31

Liturgy Let us begin our time together with a breath,And with a breath, begin a time to relax and be freewithin the sanctuary of God’s divine authority.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. Release us, merciful God, from ourfalse impressions of Your divine authority. You do not press down with force.You do not belittle. You do not shame.You do not […]