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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 […]

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 […]