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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 04.03.11

Liturgy It is our greatest joy to offer you praise, God of all hope and power: you whispered your goodness, and the stars shimmered in adoration; you spoke your tenderness, and all creatures sang your name; you sang your love, and we were created in your image. But placed in the Garden of heavenly delights, we hungered for the unfruitful […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.27.11

Liturgy We come, our souls thirsting for God, our spirits longing for acceptance. We come to the One who supplies every need; we come to the One who gives us living water. We come, with prayers in our hearts, and with words too painful to speak. We come to the One who listens to our hearts, who carries our suffering […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.20.11

Liturgy Our Father, in this season of Lent, we remind ourselves of the sacrifice your Son made. And yet, our hearts may be heavy with sins untold and cares unshared. Our lives may be burdened with doubts unvoiced and fears unmentioned. O God, who is greater than our hearts and deeper than our minds, you are eternal and always longing […]

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 […]