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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.7.28

Liturgy As we enter into this time and space, let’s invite our bodies and minds to settle in. Let’s feel our feet grounding, and our breath inviting life. Welcome here what is present now. Gather your brokenness, gather your longing, and welcome what is present now. Come, healer of the body. See where darkness yields to light. See where light […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2019.7.21

Liturgy Pay attention to your breathing for a moment. How it rises and falls, rises and falls, the breath is like love, persevering, enduring, giving, and trusting in it there is no pretending, pretense, or posturing. As we effortlessly receive the nourishment of the breath, may we also join together this morning in training ourselves to effortlessly receive the nourishment […]

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 […]