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Swords into Ploughshares

We have a vision of the world not yet realised
All: Where they will beat their swords into ploughshares

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A Candle Burns

A candle is burning yellow near the rail of an altar
In the church setting its flame will likely not falter

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Discoveries

Look at me! Check it out! I am grinning like a kid again!
I am one with the world in a flow of wonder!
Land, sea and sky join in my delight

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Fear

Fear makes you crazier than safer,
Not worth the protection you pay for.
Fear’s what you feel about what you don’t know
That prevents you from knowing.

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Litany Based on John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word …
It all started with an act of divine self-expression.
and the Word was with God …
It all comes from the center of God.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Texts: John. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Readings.

In the beginning, no-one could understand…

or, How Logos Found a Vehicle

In the beginning, was Logos.
Logos – logic – reason – demonstration – Logos the Word:
But Logos could not be heard.

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Readings.

Working Together

We know it won’t be easy to turn the world around
We know it will take time to climb to higher ground

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Topics: Peace and Justice and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Psalm 22

Oh, vacant sky! Oh, empty land!
Oh heart of mine, bereft of hope!
Why do I even bother crying? What’s the use
Of even complaining? When there is no one to hear
And no one to see my tears?

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry, Peace and Justice, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Texts: Psalms. Resource Types: Readings.

Responsive Reading

One: God of many names and faces, we have come together for a little while; some to worship, some to lay down burdens, some to find a moment of rest.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community and Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Readings.

Candle Ceremony

Light a candle as each line is spoken:
This candle is for the 150 loving, caring members of Sausalito Presbyterian Church.
This candle is for the people in our church who suffer from illness or disability.

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Psalm 100

May the sounds of every city in every land–
the rush of traffic, the din of piledrivers
the hum of power lines, the roar of furnaces

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Texts: Psalms. Resource Types: Prayers and Readings.
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