Liturgies

Our inclusive language liturgies generally set the structure and theme of Sunday morning worship. Since announcements are an integral part of our life together, we offer some guidelines for those who make announcements towards the end of  worship.

2018 Advent Liturgy : What Do We Expect?

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

[T]he experience of mystery comes not from expecting it but through yielding all your programs, because your programs are based on fear and desire. Drop them and the radiance comes.

Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor, p. 24

 

2018 Jubilee: Confessing Our Hope

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

Sometimes hope is a radical act, sometimes a quietly merciful response, sometimes a second wind, or just an increased awareness of goodness and beauty.

“Show Up With Hope: Anne Lamott’s Plan for Facing Adversity,”
National Geographic Magazine, October 2018

2018 Recommitment: Saying Yes

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

God calls each person to a place of need in the world. This call to love and co-create may take root in workplace, community, family, or nature. It may appear as art, dance, advocacy, housing, childcare, music, peacemaking, storytelling. The call may seem overwhelming. But as we find support from each other in our spiritual journeys, we can dare to say “Yes!” to impossible undertakings, to fully imagining and living our unique and precious lives.

Seekers Church brochure

2018 Summer: Living With Our Inheritance

cover image is a painting, "There is a River" by Deborah SokoloveGATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

The Creator God has spread out for our delight a banquet that was twenty billion years in the making. A banquet of rivers and lakes, of rain and sunshine, of rich earth and of amazing flowers, of handsome trees and of dancing fishes, of contemplative animals and whistling winds, of dry and wet seasons, of cold and hot climates … and so are we, blessings ourselves, invited to the banquet.

Matthew Fox, Original Blessing, pp.112-113

2018 Telling the Story: Grace is Enough

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

It is unearned love – the love that goes before, that greets us on the way. It’s the help you receive when you have no bright ideas left, when you are empty and desperate and have discovered that your best thinking and most charming charm have failed you. Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you are to be there.

Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, p. 139

 

1 2 46