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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.29.12

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 […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.22.12

Liturgy “Epiphany on the Jordan” by Malcolm Guite Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one; The river runs, the clouds are torn apart, The Father speaks, the Sprit and the Son Reveal to us the single loving heart That beats behind the being of all things And calls and keeps and kindles us to light. The dove descends, the spirit soars […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.15.12

Liturgy Perfect Light of revelation, as you shone in the life of Jesus, whose epiphany we celebrate, so shine in us and through us, that we may become beacons of truth and compassion, enlightening all creation with deeds of justice and mercy. We pray in the name of the Son, of the Father and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Congregational […]

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 […]