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Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.11.14

Liturgy Where are we left when things are no longer black and white? Where are we left when expectations are missed,fears are realized, and words are not enough? Ashes make way for ashes.A withered elegy heard in the land.And yet, listen!Laughter and lyre bleed the chordsfrom minor to major. How do these come together by the difference of a breath? […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.11.07

Liturgy God of our lives, there are days when the burdenswe carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down;when the road seems dreary and endless,the skies gray and threatening; when our lives have no music in them,and our hearts are lonely,and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light,turn our eyes to wherethe skies are full of […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2021.10.31

Liturgy Our Savior Jesus gave us two commands:To love the Lord God with all our hearts,and to love others as we love ourselves. Let us take a moment to breatheand reflect on these commands. (pause to take a breath) Love is not something we accomplish.Love is not something we do on our own.Love begins in the simplicity of presence. These […]

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 […]