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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.13.11

Liturgy O God, in this season of Lent, we trust in your power, even as it is often found in weakness; in your wisdom, even as it is expressed in seeming foolishness; in your wholeness, even as it comes to us amid brokenness. We do not ask this day for displays of strength, exercises of intellectual prowess, or manifestations of […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.06.11

Liturgy Traveling God, we journey with you together in faith: sometimes with confidence and hope, sometimes with faltering steps; from places of clarity to the shadows of mystery; never still, never certain but ever-changing and growing; never quite knowing what the future might bring, but trusting that you hold us in love, we thank you for your merciful presence. Traveling […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.27.11

Liturgy We believe in God, Creator of beauty, source of every breath, foundation of every movement. God leads us beside still waters, makes us lie down in green splendor and lets nature heal and restore us. We believe in Jesus, the risen Christ, who loved the least, the last and the lost. Christ loves us, calls us by name and […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.20.11

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 02.13.11

Liturgy Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. Glory […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.06.11

Liturgy It is truly right always and everywhere to praise you, Lord God our Father, Lover of all. Your wind swept the waters when our world began, and you spoke the Word that was always your Word. Through him all things came to be, and his life lightened every life with the light, darkness could not swallow. And when sin’s […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.30.11

Liturgy The Spirit of God calls us from many places; some of us come from busy homes with many people, some of us live alone. We are a part of the family. This week has been different for each of us; some of us have happy news we want to celebrate, some of us face grief and need comforting. We […]