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.

2019 Epiphany Liturgy: Witnessing the Goodness of God

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that [God] should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at [God’s] love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground.

Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out, p. 102

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

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