Stories tagged:
reflection

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.31

Liturgy Loving God, we come to this sacred time and space today carrying hard and heavy burdens. Burdens of grief and loneliness, of depression and anxiety. Burdens of exhaustion, stress, and overwork. But we have good news! Your ways are not the ways of this world, and what we assume are weaknesses are actually the places where we find strength, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.24

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation, to be fully present, to be here and now, to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief. Invite your peace and your fear. Invite your confidence and your insecurity. God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.17

Liturgy You are invited this morning to welcome. Welcome the place where you are. Welcome your joys and your struggles. Welcome this holy ground. You are invited this morning to be. Be present in the place where you are. Be still in your feelings of the day. Be firm on this holy ground. You are invited this morning to worship. […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.3.10

Liturgy Welcome, Vox family, to this sacred space and time. Let’s take a moment to pause 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, welcome it, for God […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 3.3.19

Liturgy When we gather, we know the Lord is here. The holy breath of the Spirit is breathed in you. You are created in that holy image, created wild and free. Your God delights in you the way you delight in the ones you love. Your glory is only hidden by fear. So welcome this time now to set aside […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.02.24

Liturgy Friends, sisters and brothers, welcome to this sacred place this morning. Let us a pause for a moment to be still and breathe. Today, when we are challenged, may we be receptive to the Spirit’s moving. When we are humbled, may we make room for God’s healing and grace. When we face difficult emotions and trying situations, may we […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.02.17

Liturgy Welcome to a space this morning for our hearts to truly open to ourselves, each other, and God. Pause for a moment, notice what is present in your thoughts, feelings, and body. Observe the many ways we get distracted from the present moment and blended with the constant frenzy of needs our mind presents us with. Ask the distracting […]