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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 […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 8.15.10

Liturgy Almighty God, we thank you for your past blessings. Today we offer ourselves – whatever we do, say, or think – to your loving care. We make this morning offering in union with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ who offered himself up on a cross that we may have life and live it to the fullest. Continue to […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 8.8.10

Liturgy Holy are you, God of infinite imagination, and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son, our Hope, our Lord and Savior. He should have been clothed in royal robes of purple and gold, but put on the uniform of a condemned prisoner, so we could be clothed in your grace. He should have been given every honor the world has, […]