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The Universe in God

All creation sings a story
Of great splendours to declare;
When we contemplate its beauty
We are called forth into prayer.
We, enchanted, stand in silence;
God discovered everywhere.

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.

After Weeks of Reading Spong

Lord Jesus, whom we call Christ, hear our prayer:
We have finished the book. Were you here, reading over our shoulders? Listening to our comments? What do you think?

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Everything Is Changing

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Everything is changing
Like the butterflies
Grow from eggs so tiny
To their adult size.

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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.

Prayer for Light

O God
We have said, “Your word is a lamp for our feet, a light for our path.” Sometimes it seems more like a flickering candle.

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Eternal Fury Fires the Saints

Eternal fury fires the saints,
who shake and rattle, push and shove,
who challenge every bland excuse,
who seek for justice, work for love.

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The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem

And Author John Dominic Crossan

Top Jesus scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan join together to reveal a radical and little-known Jesus. As both authors reacted to and responded to questions about Mel Gibson’s blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, …

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Let’s Play at Being Ice

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

1. Let’s play at being ice,
As cold as frost and snow,
Bringing sleeping time
When life can grow.

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I Would Like to Be Like Jesus

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

1. I would like to be like Jesus,
Gentle, loving, strong and true.
I would like to be like Jesus
And see God in me and you.

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If I Scramble Up a Hill

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

1. If I scramble up a hill,
If I climb into a tree,
If I look out from a cliff,
I can see and see and see.

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Christmas Is a Time for Children

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

1. Christmas is a time for children,
Time for presents, fun and play.
Christmas is a time for children,
Let’s all be children on this Christmas Day.

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Let’s Live Nativity

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

1. Let’s live nativity;
let the manger shape our minds,
the baby touch our hearts,
the mother bless our flesh.

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Topics: Arts and Music, The Younger Generation, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Ages: Elementary, Pre-School, and Pre-Teen. Resource Types: Audio MP3 and Children's Songs.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Leader: God is the heart of life.
All: And we are the heartbeat.
Leader: May your hearts be filled with thanks and praise and songs of joy.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Rituals: Communion. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Fall Equinox

Appreciating the Harvest and the Environment

Calling the Circle
Lighting the altar candles, white candle in the center:

Mother of all life, soul of our being, center of all our longing,
who shines for all and flows through all,
Be with us, guide us, now and always.

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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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Mystery of Prayer

8.7.8.7 (Trochaic)

Gladly we address our burdens
Through the mystery of prayer,
Lovingly support each other
In the privilege of care.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.
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