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Christmas Eve – Exile to Hope

Under siege, Jerusalem wailed in despair.The walls fell. The Temple crumbled. In the darkest of hours, we long for hope. Exiled to Babylon, the people adapted and faith was tenuous. In the darkest of hours,we long for hope. In time, the people returned

Posted in Call to Worship, Christmas Eve, Ezra, Isaiah, Jeremiah, narrative lectionary

Oh Jesus!

We gather to hear you.Oh God! Speak to us! We gather to grow into your ways.Oh Jesus! Teach us! We gather to find you peace.Oh Spirit! Surround us in your love! Amen

Posted in Call to Worship, trinity, Trinity Sunday

Your Heavy Burden is Lifted

Clouds hung close to the earth.A boulder weighed heavy upon us. And they wept.  And hid.  On the third day, the sun emerges. The tomb is empty. The weight of the boulder lifts from our shoulders. With great fear and excitement,they

Posted in Call to Worship, Easter, Matthew, Matthew 28, Matthew 28:1-10, New Testament

He Rode Into the City

He rode into the city like an earthly king. Jesus was so much more. They waved branches and lay down their cloaks. Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna! He entered the Temple. And overturned tables and threw the money changers out! My house

Posted in Call to Worship, Matthew, Matthew 21, Matthew 21:1-17, New Testament, Palm Sunday, Palm/Passion Sunday

Miraculous & Mysterious Things

The stone was rolled away. Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, Rabbouni” (which means Teacher). (John 20:16 CEB) Mary was in the presence of the transforming Jesus. Mary Magdalene left and announced to

Posted in Easter, Eastertide, John, John 20, John 20:19-31, New Testament, Uncategorized

Palm/Passion Sunday Liturgy (Journey)

Prelude Welcome Invocation responsive In this very room, we feel your divine breath that blew across the waters. You move in and out of our lungs. You seek to touch our hearts and minds, awaiting our response to your boundless

Posted in Holy Week, John, John 12, John 12:12-13, John 13, John 13:1-9, John 19, John 19:16b-22, Liturgies, Liturgy, Palm Sunday, Palm/Passion Sunday, Passion Sunday, Uncategorized

Invocation: Alpha & Omega

Invocation responsive In this very room, we feel your divine breath that blew across the waters. You move in and out of our lungs. You seek to touch our hearts and minds, awaiting our response to your boundless love and

Posted in Invocation, Palm/Passion Sunday, Uncategorized
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