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Benediction at Prayer Service

God of Grace & Hope, Creator of our blue and green globe.Healer of our bodies and hearts.Trusters of our ability to grow in empathy, generosity, & open-heartedness. Lead us through this time of pain, aching, and fear.Hold our hands as

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Sibling Rivalry (Joseph)

Sibling rivalry.“Dad loves me the most!” Rivalry exacerbated.“Dad gave me this long robe!” Siblings responding.“We hate him.” Rivalry turns to plotting.“Throw him in the pit! Sell him into slavery.” Story turns. Released from slavery.“I have power in Egypt.” Sibling rivals

Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 37, Genesis 37: 3-8, 17b-22, 26-34, Genesis 50, Genesis 50:15-21, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

A Prayer for Clean Air

The first creation story begins with ruach, the very breath of God, moving across the face of the earth. In the second story, God forms the human from the adama, the earth, and breathes God’s own breath into the human.

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Learning in the Desert

God taught the people as they wandered in the desert.  Work hard,Be good stewards of the soil and produce.Plan now to set aside a significant portion of your labors and wealth for others. Rest regularly, Be good stewards of your body

Posted in Call to Worship, Exodus, Exodus 23, Exodus 23, Exodus 23:10-13, 19a, Old Testament

Sustains & Undergirds

Like the sun that warms,and energizes our planet…Like the water that refreshes,and teems with your creation…And like the soil and love from,which we are made…Your presence sustains andundergirds all that is. Be with us,circle and flow betweenour homes reminding usthat

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation

Enough.

We worry.  Enough.  Abundant  Bountiful Lavish Ample.  God provides enough for today,Yet we greedily collect, buy, and hoard. We fail to trust there is enough for all.  Enough Complete Worthy  Sufficient  Delightful Beloved.  God creates us. We are worthy and beloved.

Posted in Call to Worship, Exodus, Exodus 16, Exodus 16:1-3, Exodus 16:1-3, 13-26, Exodus 16:13-26, Old Testament

Get Going

The cries of injustice have reached God’s ears and heart. God says, “I see their oppression and suffering.” “We see it, too, God,” we respond. “Are you going to rescue them now?” And god responds, “So get going. I’m sending you

Posted in Call to Worship, Exodus, Exodus 3, Exodus 3:7-12, Exodus 4, Exodus 4:10-17, Old Testament

Groundedness & Restlessness

Oh Greatness Abundant! We gather together, one part of the whole people of earth.We claim you as ours, yet it is we who are yours. We are your beloved among beloved. Whatever our nationality, our skin tone, or orientation, or

Posted in opening prayer, Prayer of the Day, Prayers

A Falling Out

Paul and the Corinthians had a falling out. It’s not gone well. Paul is as human as any of us.We are molded by the same Creator. Conflict. Hurt. Polarization. Rejection. These are the ways of humanity. There is always a way forward.

Posted in 2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 2, 2 Corinthians 2:1-10, 2 Corinthians 2:1-11, Call to Worship, Invocation, New Testament

Alone Together

Life goes up. Life goes down. Life goes on.  We weep. We laugh and dance. We suffer and we pray.  Together we cling. Together we share our song.Together we are one human family.  Let us worship alone, yet not alone. 

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Job, Old Testament
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