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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 […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 09.11.11

Liturgy Let us pray that by growing in love this season we may bring the peace of Christ to our city. God our Father, your Word, Jesus Christ, spoke peace to a sinful world and brought mankind the gift of reconciliation by the suffering and death he endured. Teach us, the people who bear his name, to follow the example […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.31.11

Liturgy God is eternal, From year’s beginning to its end. God is faithful, In each day, he is present, In each action, he comes close Through all eternity. God is trustworthy, Yesterday, today and forever, Sustaining, enlivening, making all things new, God is eternal We give thanks in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.24.11

Liturgy Lord, you made all things, and you made us in your image, and saw that it was good. We thank you for your work of creation, for the beauty we enjoy, for human skill and artistry. We thank you for community, friendship and love, for family and marriage, for the privilege of parenthood. And above all we thank you […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.17.11

Liturgy Lord Jesus Christ, who is, who was, and who is to come, we pray for the virtue of hope, that amidst the trails and difficulties of this world, we may keep our hearts fixed upon you, who reigns over the cosmos. May your grace enliven us, strengthen us, and defend us, as we await your coming glory. In the […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.10.11

Liturgy Every creature, every plant, every rock and grain of sand proclaims the glory of its Creator, worshiping through color, shape, scent and form. Creator God, may we join with the whole of your creation in praising you, our Maker through the melody and the service of our lives. in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.03.11

Liturgy God, our shaper, thank you for calling us into community in this city. Thank you for its color and vibrancy, its texture and life. Thank you that we can’t do all that you’ve asked of us on our own. But it’s together with all the people here that we’re asked to build your commonwealth of justice, peace and fullness […]