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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.11.12

Liturgy Come, O God, come near. For we who were one time far off, are drawn close by the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ. He is our peace, who has made us one and has broken down the wall between us. We come to you, no longer as strangers or foreigners, but as fellow citizens with the saints and […]

Time Change: Spring Forward

This Sunday (March 11) is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Yep, that means we lose an hour. So set your clocks an hour earlier this Saturday night and make sure you wake up earlier than normal so you can make it to liturgy before it’s over. [Photo by ana cabaleiro¬†@ Flickr]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.04.12

Liturgy Lord God, make us pilgrims throughout these forty days. Lead us through discipline to discipleship. Jesus, remember us when you come into your kingdom. We offer you our prayers this day: For your church around the world, we ask for new life. For all who carry out ministries in your church, we ask for grace and wisdom. For people […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.26.12

Liturgy Christ Jesus, may we follow you on the pilgrim way of Lent, May we journey with you into the wilderness, Willing to move beyond the ordinary, So that we can discover your unexpected sacred places in our world. Christ Jesus, may we wash our hands and purify our hearts, Learning to thirst after righteousness and hunger after justice, May […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.19.12

Liturgy Holy God, mighty and immortal, you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ, whose compassion illumines the world. Help our lives reflect the same compassion toward others and transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity. We […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.12.12

Liturgy We are called by God to be the church of Jesus Christ, a sign in the world today of what God intends for all time. To bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and to comfort […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.05.12

Liturgy We praise you: for the rising sun that warms us and brings life and growth to the cold earth; for the morning dew that freshens the grass and flowers of the fields; for the gathering light by which to work to earn our daily bread. We bless you: for the light of Christ that casts out fear and gives […]