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 Pentecost

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

2018 Easter: For the Love of God

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

The mystics consistently use words like mercy, forgiveness, faithfulness, and healing to describe what they experience as God. These all imply a God who does not just impose rules, but in fact changes them for us! And every time God forgives, God is saying that relationship is more important than God’s own rules!

Richard Rohr, “All Things Change and Grow,” Feb 26, 2018.

 

2018 Lent: The Foolishness of Faith

2018 Lent Bulletin Cover with image adapted from Hokusai "Under the Wave off Kanagawa"GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

Today’s Gospel challenges us to decide if we will judge Jesus as outrageously impossible to follow or if we will ask him to take us with him out onto the unruly sea of gospel living. Are we willing to take on the crazy mind of Christ?

Sr. Mary McGlone, CSJ, Give Us This Day, January 2018, p. 211

2017 Advent: Comfort, O Comfort My People

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

Advent is a season for our imaginations to run wild as we contemplate a God who becomes human. We are given a wider glimpse of God when we allow Advent to be an invitation to dream beyond our comfort zones of what we think can happen in our lives or what God can do.

Enuma Okoro, Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent, p. 9