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presence

Lent: Embodiment

Weylin Lee reflects on how even though we typically fast and deny our body during Lent, we might also be invited to connect with our bodies and practice embodiment to connect with God [John 2:13-22]. Reflection How are you invited to embody disruption towards injustice this Lent? What are the “thin places” you can explore and experiment with this Lent? […]

Doorway to Presence

Gideon Tsang reflects on how we’re invited to dwell in our present moment.  Danielle Dalsey Kimball also shares her reflections on this text [John 14:15-17]. Reflection Are you present to what’s alive in you? What practices can bring you back to the present moment this coming week? Spiritual Practice Contemplative Prayer. Breathing in, I calm my body.  Breathing out, I […]

Contemplation: Creating Space

As we start our fall vision series exploring contemplation, Weylin Lee reflects on how creating space for contemplation actually involves letting go of things in our lives [Matthew 16:24-26]. Reflection What are the things we are hesitant to let go of because it’s how we protect ourselves and preserve our way of living? Where do our loyalties lie and how […]

Here It Comes

For Kid’s Sunday, Gideon Tsang reflects on the story of Mary and Martha and how we can be present here [Luke 10:38-42]. Reflection How can you invite God into your mess this week? What does it look like to practice your preferred posture of presence? Resources Song: First World Problems (Chance the Rapper) Video: 4 Year Old Mic’d up at […]

Presence

Sarah Berson reflects on how being present helps us hear God [1 Samuel 3:1-10]. Reflection How do you build space for presence with yourself? With God? Who in your life can you depend on to help you hear God? Spiritual Practice Consider how you can create space for presence this week. Try to spend time in it every day. Consider scheduling […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 07.15.12

Liturgy This is what we have come to know, this is what we have heard: the Eternal is an everlasting God, Creator of heaven and earth, who does not grow weary or faint; whose wisdom is unsearchable, giving energy to the meek and strength to those who have none. Even youths shall faint and grow weary, young athletes shall fall […]