Stories tagged:
reflection

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.7.14

Liturgy Open your eyes, friends, and see all that is around you. Close your eyes, friends, and see that which is inside you. Open your ears, friends, and hear the message of love. Close your ears, friends, and hear what you say to yourself. Open your hearts, friends, and become vulnerable to the one who has shown you mercy time […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.7.7

Liturgy We gather together in the presence of a God whose love is freedom, whose touch is healing, whose voice is calm. We meet not in our own strength but in the knowledge that God’s Spirit abides within us, in our liturgy today and in our daily lives when we depart from this place. The blessing receive is shared, in […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.6.30

Liturgy This morning, let us begin our liturgy with a contemplative meditation. For families, we invite your children to participate as well. Close your eyes, and notice your breath. Bring your shoulders up to your ears, and release them down to your back. Take a deep breath in, filling your chest and lungs. Slowly release and notice your breath as […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.6.16

Liturgy Lord God, we come to this place, our church, to receive your healing word, Surround ourselves in your tangible love, and relax in your never-ending grace. We come here knowing that you accept us wholly and without question, just as we are. Whether with open or broken hearts, we rush towards your mercy. We are drawn to your light […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.6.9

Liturgy Breath of Life, wake us up. Open our eyes to you, andpull us out of the darkness. We feel our bodies shake against the discomfort. Birth is painful, and waking up feels like reliving the cold push into this world. Hold us fast, hold us close, pull us through. We yearn to hear your voice. We long for the […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.6.2

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family, to this sacred space and time. Let’s take a moment to pause, take a deep breath, and welcome the Spirit. If you entered with shame today, release it, for God does not define you by shame. If you entered with pain today, acknowledge it, for God cares about your pain. If you entered with fear today, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.5.26

Liturgy Beloved family of God: our lives are carried like leaves on the current of our weeks. We arrive in this place burdened by so much that saturates us to the verge of sinking. Surround us, God of compassion. Reach into the waves, Son of Man, Fill us, Spirit of the Living God, Give us the patience to await calm. […]