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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 10.3.10

Liturgy Loving God, let there be: A way of walking that harms not the earth, A way of having that leaves plenty for others, A time for tears that dissolves grief, A time for kindness that heals many wounds, A path of peacemaking that settles strife, A path of justice-seeking that creates hope. Loving God, let there be: A season […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 9.26.10

Liturgy We believe in God whose goodness Is more than enough for all: Filling the universe with gifts of love And resounding through our lives in praise, We will take hold of all that God gives With reverence and joy. We will make God known in the breaking of bread, We will share the life-giving wine, So that all may […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 9.19.10

Liturgy Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. For behold, darkness covers the land; deep gloom enshrouds the peoples. But over you the Lord will rise, and his glory will appear upon you. Nations will stream to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawning. Your gates will […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 9.12.10

Liturgy When only the fierce wind of chaos blew, and there was no light, you spoke, Immortal, Invisible God, your Word bringing forth fruit-filled lands, your Spirit moving the hills to and from until they stood silent over the valleys. In your wisdom, you shaped us. in your image, your grace you freely offered. Foolishly, we chased after temptation’s dreams, […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 9.5.10

Liturgy The Spirit of God calls us from many places; some of us come from busy homes with many people, some of us live alone. We are a part of the family. This week has been different for each of us; some of us have happy news we want to celebrate, some of us face grief and need comforting. We […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 8.29.10

Liturgy We call you Father, First Person of the Trinity, Creator, Holy God, Abba. Your name is a mystery. We call you Jesus, Embodiment of the Kingdom, Wise One, Teacher, Friend. Your name is a mystery, and must remain a mystery. We call you Holy Spirit, Breath of all life, Sovereign Guide, Mighty Fire, Everlasting. Your name is a mystery, […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 8.22.10

Liturgy God of all, You call us together from north, south, east, and west; from places of joy and sorrow; young and old alike: sinners who desperately need your grace. As your Holy Spirit gathers us together, unites us as a community, and gives us strength, we humbly set this time apart from anything normal, routine, or worldly. We dedicate […]