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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. […]

Peace I Leave With You

Virginia Cumberbatch reflects on how God can use our anxiety to invite us into spaces of refuge, remembering and reconciliation [John 14:23-28]. Reflection Remember a time you experienced God’s comfort and care in the midst of anxiety? How might your anxiety serve as a path to spiritual formation this week? Resources Blog: Camille Styles – Advice from Women Married Over […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.5.19

Liturgy Loving God, we gather as one people, yet we all come with different stories and lives this week. Some of us are struggling, some of us are thriving, yet we are all here to listen to you and to one another. Help us let go of our past, that we may turn toward you and live a life of […]