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Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.8.27

Liturgy As we gather from our week,we hold true to your promise thatwhen two or three – or two hundred –of us gather, you are there.Be among us and within us. Yet we admit that we do not always actas one body, and we let interpretationscome before community. Show us another way to live as the church.Teach us how to […]

Mercy to Our Bodies

How do we show mercy to our bodies as God does? Gena St. David juxtaposes a living sacrifice with the death dealing ways we often do violence to our bodies. She explores how showing mercy, as God does, to our bodies through gentleness, rest, and healing is an act of worship. [Romans 12:1-2] Reflection Where is God inviting me to […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.8.20

Liturgy With open arms you welcome all who call on your name—who acknowledge you as Lord, and look to you in faith.No one stands outside the circle of your mercy and love. We come to offer you our worship—to give thanks that you are our God,and that we are your people, called,chosen, and loved beyond measure. In your endless love […]

Extending the Table

What would it look like for us to create more space at the table? Weylin Lee looks at an encounter between Jesus and the marginalized to consider how we move beyond our biases, prioritize mercy over convenience, and disrupt negative peace. [Matthew 15:21-28] Reflection How are you invited to decolonize your view of Christ and your faith? How might you […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.2.19

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family,to this sacred space and time.Let’s take a moment to pauseand welcome the Spirit. If you entered with shame today, release it,for God does not define you by shame. If you entered with pain today,acknowledge it, for Godcares about your pain. If you entered with fear today,welcome it, for God will seeyou through your fears. We invite […]

Trust in the Midst of Uncertainty

How might uncertainty propel us deeper into the mystery and revelation of God’s grace in the midst of injustice, suffering, and oppression? Virginia Cumberbatch sits with the sense of being out of control in our chaotic and heartbreaking world to find faith in learning to trust and work toward God’s Dream when we do not currently see it. [Psalm 99:1-5] […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.1.29

Liturgy God, you welcome us to this place.You have blessed us beyond measureby calling us out to be your peopleand to do the work of life together. May we welcome one another into your presenceand recognize what draws us together.As we look around and see the body of Christ,many members but all one people;all living, breathing, laughing, crying,mourning and celebrating […]