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Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.7.23

Liturgy The Spirit of God transforms our minds and hearts.She stretches our imagination and expands our notions of possibility. With hope, She urges us toward futures yet perceived.Creation groans, awaiting collective freedom. Redemption is coming. God will birth new worlds among us.Through faith, we labor for renewal and restoration. Free us from the constraints evil has placed upon our dreams.We […]

Creation and Trust

What might it mean to have a nonviolent relationship with the rest of God’s creation? Gena St. David explores how the nonviolence of Jesus and the Apostle Paul’s hope that ‘creation itself might be set free’ could impact our relationship to all of creation. [Romans 8:20-25] Note: Speaker Gena St David invites curiosity about how the nonviolent practice of Jesus […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.5.21

Liturgy Restore us, O Living God, by the breath of your Spirit,for some of us are wilted and weary. Some of us areanxious for restoration, and wonder if it will happen at all. Hear our voices crying out amidst the noise,where we hide to wait for a new day. Let us not be bound to the earth by ourweariness and […]

The Wisdom of Singing

How does singing sustain us? Gena St. David resonates with the power of songs to help us embody hope in challenging times of adversity and nonviolently resist injustice. [Psalms 68:4-9] Reflection Which song or breath practice might you deepen? Where do you desire to feel more free? How might song or breath help you decide to wait or move? Resources […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.5.14

Liturgy To those who gave birth this year to their first childwe celebrate with youTo those who lost a child this yearwe mourn with you To those who are in the trenches with little onesevery day and the badge of food stainswe appreciate you To those who experienced loss this yearthrough miscarriage, failed adoptions,running away, or incarcerationwe mourn with you […]

Expressing the Unknown

When have you engaged with someone radically different from yourself? Christopher Mack hears in Paul’s cross cultural message regarding the unknown god in Athens, a subversive God who topples the status quo and a Peacemaking Christ who is our moral arc and present assurance. [Acts 17:22-31] Reflection How might you notice our idols of scapegoating, isolationism, and violence? What might […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.5.07

Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. Vox, I invite you to turn your gaze inward.This is where the Holy Spirit resides.This sacred space we carry in our bodiesreminds us we are one with God. We cannot be divided from Spirit,even when we feel far from one anotherand divided within […]