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Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.04.14

Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy with prayer.Your responses are highlighted in yellow.Easter is past, and we are surprised to find you still with us.Like your followers then, we are startled by your presence.We don’t have your flesh and bones to prove it.We cannot touch you or give you food to eat.Give us eyes to see the Risen One,Hearts to […]

Embodying the Tension of Resurrection

As we consider the significance of an embodied resurrection, what tensions are we invited to carry and embody on our journey of faith? On the third Sunday of Easter, Weylin Lee looks at the challenge and richness of an embodied spirituality. [Luke 24:36-48] Reflection How are we invited to live from our vulnerabilities and scars? How might we embody peace […]

The Epiphany Society

Can you recall a life realization which in retrospect appeared glaringly obvious? On this first Sunday after Epiphany, Lilly Ettinger invites us to wonder at God’s radical inclusion and how it invites the formation of a Beloved Community experiencing rescue and restoration.  [Isaiah 60:1-6] Reflection Where might you “lift your eyes” and see the world around you? Is there a […]

Learning How to Ask

Praying can be an act of naming that invites us into creative responses of redistributive justice. Gina Bastone-Trevino wrestles with the Lord’s Prayer and a familiar parable in ways that stretch  us during times of crisis. [Luke 11:1-10] Reflection What surprising strangeness can you find in re-reading the Lord’s prayer? What desire do you need to name to God, and […]

Welcoming Discomfort

During this season of Lent, Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to welcome discomfort as we reflect on Jesus’ journey towards death [John 12:1-11]. Reflection How are you invited into the vulnerability of practicing or receiving extravagant love? What is your invitation to practice sabbatical year rhythms that center around the poor? Practice Be vulnerable in extravagant love. […]

All Saints

On All Saints Day, Scott Erickson reflects on how we connect to God through our vulnerabilities and the shame we house in our bodies [Luke 7:36-39, 44-50]. Reflection In what ways do you feel on the outside of a religious gathering? In what ways are you “seen” by Jesus? Resources Book: Honest Advent

How Do You Know Me?

Scott Erickson reflects on how not having it together allows us to connect with God and God’s grace [John 1:43-51]. Reflection What activities in your life seem to draw you to God? What activities in your life seem to pull you away from God? When or where are you most likely to be aware of God’s presence?  When or where […]

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