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 Recommitment liturgy: “Persistence in Adversity”

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

Joy abandons me. There is no cure for my grief. My heart is sick….
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved….
O that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears,
so that I might weep day and night for my poor people….
The Holy One says, Build houses to live in; plant gardens and eat what they grow….
Seek the welfare of the city….
Pray to the Holy One on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find yours.

Jeremiah 8:18,20, 9:10 and 29:5,7

2019 Summer liturgy: “Faith is Hard”

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.

Terry Tempest Williams, Leap, 2001

2019 Pentecost Liturgy

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

We are the vessels of God’s voice, her words blowing through us, bidding us to tell the tales that only we can speak.

Jan L. Richardson, In Wisdom’s Path

2019 Easter Liturgy: The Marks of God

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

Being in the world and loving one another…exposes us to wounding, to the giving and receiving of pain. Christ’s wounds … underscore the depth of his willingness to enter into our loving in all its hurt and hope and capacity for going horribly wrong. In wearing his wounds—even in his resurrection—he confronts us with our own and calls us to move through them into new life.

Jan Richardson, “Easter 2: The Illuminated Wound” at http://paintedprayerbook.com/2011/04/24/easter-2-the-illuminated-wound/

 

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