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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.10.24

Liturgy As we gather around your creations,in all our weaknesses and strengths,with our youth-filled spirits and aging bodies,may we be your people, O God. Honest in our faith and eager with questions,singing our praise and whispering our prayers,may we be your people, O God. Filled with saintly determinationyet mindful of our human limitations,may we be your people, O God. Made […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.10.17

Liturgy Time partners with painto slow every motion.The stomach partners with themind to confuse every notion. Where is the Lord? Brother looks to the storm,sister seeks a shadow,priest hopes to performa sacrifice of absolution. A tone of one cries from the wilderness. Through the rustle of leavesfrom the Tree of Lifethey say, “Come,take and eat.” In the fellowship ofthe blessed […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.10.10

Liturgy Welcome, Love, into this space.Welcome, Light and Air and Breath, into this space. Welcome God, welcome friends, welcome.Welcome where you are this morning.All is well. Come and find the Love that can do all things.The Love not bound by fear,(though your fear is real)and wants nothing more than who you are.In this moment. Come however you are.Let go of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.10.03

Liturgy God, your voice is but a whisper,and we struggle to hear itamid the clatter of life in its many forms,that works to claim our attention. We pray that this morning may be a timeof quiet reflection and devotion to you,when we can still our hearts and mindsand strain our ears to hear only you. Grant us mercy this morning […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.09.26

Liturgy As the harvest moon lights our path intoautumn, we rejoice at the change of the season.The fall winds bring a welcome respitefrom the heat of the summer.With gratitude, we sing God’s praise. As we gather again in this space,we acknowledge the reticence in returning.We are filled with anticipation, unsure of whatlies ahead, mourning the distance that lingers in our […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.09.19

Liturgy As we gather from our week,we hold true to your promise thatwhen two or three – or two hundred –of us gather, you are there.Be among us and within us. Yet we admit that we do not always actas one body, and we let interpretationscome before community. Show us another way to live as the church.Teach us how to […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.09.12

Liturgy Ever-present God, we come to you overwhelmed,a grain of sand lost in a mighty dune. We feel aloneand unseen, powerless to resist the winds of opposition. As the warmth of the sun meets our faces, we breathein the truth that we are lovingly and wonderfully made.With you, I am whole; with you, I am fortified. The scars of this […]