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Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2022.12.23

Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace, good willtoward humankind. In the angel’s gentle greeting,teach us to hear your love. In Mary’s glad obedience,teach us to follow your light. In your lowly birth and lodging,teach us to embrace your humility. In the […]

Unexpected Joy and Peace 

What are we invited to do or change as we consider the unexpected disruption that the first Christmas brought with the birth of a baby? On the eve of Christmas Eve, Weylin Lee leads us in the practice of lectio divina through a reflection over the past year and through the Christmas story  [Luke 2:8-15] Resources Book: Wholehearted Faith by […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2022.12.04

Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. We gather together on the secondSunday of Advent, and we lightthe candle of peace. We each bring a wound, a weight,or a worry into this Advent season.What might yours be? May we have the audacity and courageto name to God and those we trustwhatever […]

What Does It Mean to Repent?

How does God relate to us through trust? As we enter the second week of advent, Gena St. David invites us into a wilder waiting in the wilderness, as we reconsider misperceptions of our life and their ramifications. [Matthew 3:1-6] Reflection Who has embodied God’s love for you? How has your perception of love changed after being with them? What […]

Plummeting in God’s Love

This week’s Old Testament reading talks about setting a plumb line as a measurement against an unjust nation. Nicolas Acosta explores living a life rooted in prayer as a plumb line to anchor us in a chaotic world. [Amos 7:1-7] Reflection How can  I find little moments to sink into God’s love live this week? How might God’s love anchor […]

Yes, You.

On Pentecost Sunday, Kimberly Culbertson invites us to lean in and listen for Spirit’s divine ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ over our lives.  [Acts 2:1-11]. Practices Invite the Holy Spirit into moments of disorientation, and in doing so, receive peace that only God can offer Ask the Holy Spirit to help us see clearly Ask the Spirit how you are discounting yourself, […]

Fits and Starts

On this Easter Sunday, Christopher Mack reflects on the paradox of resurrection love and the invitation that Jesus’ nonviolence offers us towards peacemaking [Luke 24:1-11]. Reflection Where is Christ inviting you to shift perspectives to find life in death? How might forgiveness, righteous anger, and nonviolent resistance call you toward hopeful action?