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Doxology

Sung to the traditional tune

Praise God who gives us life to live
Praise God who calls us all to give
Praise God whose image we all bear
Praise God whose love we now can share

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Chants and Hymns.

The First New Testament: Marcion’s Scriptural Canon

The earliest version of the New Testament, now in English for the first time!

History preserves the name of the person responsible for the first New Testament, the circumstances surrounding his work, and even the date he decided to build a textual foundation for his fledgling Christian community. So why do so few people know about him? Jason BeDuhn introduces Marcion, reconstructs his text, and explores his impact on the study of Luke-Acts, the two-source theory, and the Q hypothesis.

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Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer

From the New Zealand Prayer Book

Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

Admissions and Confessions of a Progressive Christian Layman – Jesus’ Followers

The four gospels divide Jesus’ followers into three groups. The Greek word “ochloi” refers to the crowds who gathered when Jesus preached; “Mathetes” refers to the followers who stuck around for more teaching; and “Apostolos” refers to the disciples, those chosen by Jesus as his inner circle.

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Opening Prayer

Gracious life-giving God, you call us to live out our faith in ways that honor you and bless our neighbors, and we recognize that worship is an essential part of our faith journey.

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Topics: Prayer and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus and Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Invocation. Resource Types: Prayers.

Draw Us Closer

God in our distant places
Draw us closer

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Affirmations, Prayers, and Readings.

The Breeze at Dawn

by Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry, Spiritual Exploration & Practice, and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Affirmations, Poetry, and Readings.

God Seeds

Quoted from writings of Meister Eckhart

The seed of God is in us.
If you are an intelligent and hard-working farmer,
it will thrive and grow up into God,

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Quotes and Readings.

Mass

Written March 2, 1997

Take and eat: take and meet
This is my body: I am the bread
The bread of life, the bread of lives

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Meals

We eat with our friends, enjoying a meal
In fellowship sweet; it has great appeal;
The same was for Jesus; it was a strong sign
To demonstrate friendship — in bread and in wine.

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Prayer of the Farm Workers

Written by Cesar E. Chavez

Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
So I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others;
For you are present in every person.

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Topics: Food and Farming 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: Prayers and Readings.
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