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A place of respite.

Come into this space of respite. The stress, evils, and hardships of the world have manifested in our bodies and souls.Beleaguered by the world, we are weary. Come into sanctuary with the great mystery. Be present with dust and breath,

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 7, Mark 7:1-23, New Testament

Be Vulnerable, Be Authentic

You heal. And want us to do the same.  You love. And expect us to love.  You give us authority.And send us out.  You tell us, “Be vulnerable, be authentic.”And remind us it is risky. You tell us, “Go. Do the work.”And accept

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 6, Mark 6:1-13, New Testament

Demons Among the Stones of the Dead

Prayer of Confession We confess we cling to the demons we know and wander among the stones of the dead. We bind ourselves to the that which is unhealthy for humanity because we cannot imagine the Beloved Community. Open our

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 5, Mark 5:1-20, New Testament

Demons – A Call to Worship

We gather in this place, on this sacred ground weekly.We come to be with friends.We come for inspiration and hope.We come to be among those   who love like Jesus. The demons surround us. We yield to them. We adapt to

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 5, Mark 5:1-20, narrative lectionary, New Testament

God Knows It’s Hard

Prayer of Confession We seek oneness with you but fail to accept and love our neighbors. We say we care for all. In reality, there are limits to our caring and our willingness to take risks for love.  Forgive us,

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 2, Mark 2:1-22, narrative lectionary, New Testament

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

Open Our Perspectives, Hearts, & Actions

Confession of Sin Responsive Though you model seasons of hard work and seasons of rest,  we too often favor one over the other. Though you honor all labor that builds your kin_dom,we too often favor the labor of some over

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Secular World, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Labor Day, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Matthew, Matthew 22, New Testament

Why church? What’s the point?

Why church? What’s the point?We come to connect with one another. Why church? What’s the point?We come to find healing and hope in a world of hurt, hate, and disregard. Why church? What’s the point?We come to confess and repent

Posted in Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

We Confess Our Part in the World’s Fragmentation

Confession of Sin Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Mark 1:8-11a, Mark 1:9-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

You Are Clear

You are clear: We must love our neighbor as ourselves.Move us to find ways to manifest your love even to those it is hard to help. You are clear: We must rest from our labors and honor you every week.Instead

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Posted in Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy 15:1-15, Deuteronomy 15:4-11, Leviticus, Leviticus 25, Leviticus 25:8-13, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament
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