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Before Passing a Budget: A Prayer

Holy One, We gather this morning as your people — as church. We are here to elect leaders and approve a budget for the coming year. We are here to learn about the program cabinet and our role within the

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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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We are goats. We are sheep.

*Call to Worship  We are goats. We are sheep. We are sheep and goats. We make decisions. We take actions. What we do matters. We gather to worship. We gather to learn and be inspired. We commune together, and leave

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Waiting on the World to Change

*Call to Worship Children gunned down. Worshipers killed. Hatred surrounds us, Lord. So we keep waiting (waiting) Waiting on the world to change We keep on waiting (waiting) Waiting on the world to change Hurricanes. Rising sea levels. Forest fires.

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Refreshing Waters

*Call to Worship Come, children, refresh yourselves within ever flowing waters. We come to be renewed. Listen, interact, be one with each other and with the Creating One. Praise, sing, smile, and cry in this hour. We come to be

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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

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Motivate Us

Looking at the rainbow she lamented, “We could use a new covenant along about now…” We live in hard times. We seem intent on tearing one another down. We yearn for God to fix what ails us. What kind of

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Be Still

We are made for more. More than work, worry, & doing. We are made for the Sabbath. To be present with the divine spirit of hope, truth, & love. Just as the creating One rested, we too rest. We too

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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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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.

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