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Among the Tax Collectors

He sat in their midst.He ate with them. He ate with those who were despised.He saw their humanity. He got to know them.He included them. He loved them. Let us worship.We come to worship the God of the one who

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 2, Mark 2:1-22, narrative lectionary, New Testament

In the Darkest of Times

In the darkest of times,God has not forgotten us. When we feel under siege,God is planning wondrous things for us. Though we endure hard times, though we may be scattered to the winds, and weep at great loss,God readies a

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Invocation, Jeremiah, Jeremiah 33, Jeremiah 33, Jeremiah 33:1-3, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

So Many Choices

So many distractions.So many choices.So many gods from whom to choose. Sacred Mother, Focus our hearts and eyes upon you during this hour. Inspire us to be the hopes you have for us. Amen.

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Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 18:21-39, Call to Worship, Invocation, Old Testament

Me! Me! Me!

“Me! Me! Me!” James & John wanted Jesus to do for them what they asked. “Me! Me! Me!” Like James & John we often want without knowing the consequences. “Me! Me! Me!” We want to sit on the lefthand side

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10:29-45, Uncategorized

A Voice Is Heard in America

A Time of Lament  A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and wailing. It’s Rachel crying for her children; she refuses to be consoled, because her children are no more. (Jeremiah 31:15 CEB) A voice is heard in America, weeping and

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Posted in Call to Worship, Interfaith Children's Sabbath, Invocation, Jeremiah, Jeremiah 31, Jeremiah 31:15-17, lamentation, Old Testament, Special Times, Uncategorized

Darkness. Light.

Injustice. Darkness. Illness. Darkness. Hopelessness and temptations. Darkness. Worry and anxiety. Darkness. Evil in many forms pervades our world. Darkness disorients. We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Isaiah, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 9:1-7, Old Testament, Uncategorized

God of…

God of grief and sadness, Hear our stories. Give us hope in the midst of loss.  God of trauma and despair, Hear our stories. Reassure us with your peace.  God of love and justice, Hear our stories. Show us your

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, 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

But Jesus Offers a Different Way

Frightened and worried about loss of power, comfort, and the known, leaders in Jerusalem and Rome put Jesus on trial. When the world became scared, it lashed out against Jesus. In our journey to Jerusalem, changes and the unknown can

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, John, John 18, John 18:28-40, Uncategorized

Whatever Our Shape, Abilities, or Struggles

We are created by God! We gather assured of God’s love and dream for humanity. We are created in God’s image. We gather assured that whatever our shape, our abilities, or our struggles, we reflect the image of God. Our

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, John, John 9, John 9:1-41, narrative lectionary, Uncategorized
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