Worship Materials: Forgiveness Litany

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

All of us have experienced mental or physical suffering at the hands of other people. But each of us has also brought suffering to others.
However when we are unwilling to forgive, we deny the essence of God’s loving-kindness, and deprive ourselves of the healing for which our life-force longs.

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Worship Materials: Birth

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Birth is a miracle but not magic.
2. To relive our birth is a challenging, awesome and therapeutic experience.
3. With such complex origins how could I possibly imagine that I am simply an ordinary person.

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Miracles of Human Birthing

Miracles of human birthing –
We but stand in silent awe.
God in each and every earthling
Gives to life its sacred core.
Come and ponder all the mystery of new life that we adore

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Worship Materials: Other Worship Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Ceremonies are points of cohesion beyond the boundaries of reason, a journey into the shadowy mystical world of the human spirit where truth reaches beyond the logical and the literal, yet they must not violate our rational intelligence or our world view.

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Worship Materials: Trinity

From the Festive Worship collection

THEME The many and the one – Images of the imageless God.

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Do not let the Christian doctrine of the Trinity alienate you from the oneness of God; for God is both the many and the one.

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Earth Transformed with Music!

Music has great power to touch the heart and change the world. Words we sing in worship shape our beliefs and actions. The inclusive songs in this collection will contribute to social justice, peace, equality, and expansive spiritual experience.

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Worship Materials: The Cycle of the Year

From the Seasoned Celebration collection

1. The seasons of the human heart reflect the seasons of nature.
2. For most things there is a right time but for some things such as manipulation, oppression and injustice there is never a right time.

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Ecumenism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Until we discern the riches of the other tradition, any union will simply be a matter of absorption.
Uniting two traditions can create a space where a third and more life- giving form of spirituality can emerge.

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Remembrance/Peace Sunday

From the Festive Worship collection

THEME Peace with the past – peace with the present

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION

If we are unwilling to learn from history, we commit ourselves to reliving the mistakes of our ancestors.

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Worship Materials: Wholeness and Healing

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. God is both the source, measure and fullness of wholeness.
2. Wholeness is a process rather than a static state:
it is not an end to the journey but the journey itself.

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Worship Materials: Ageing

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME Facing Reality with Hope

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Unlike our bodies our spirits need not be wearied by age but can become more and more lively day by day. To grow in spirit requires a vision that holds all things together.

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Worship Materials: Remembrance of the Dead

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. To forget the dead is to be alienated from part of oneself.
2. When we liberate our ancestors from the myths that surround them we liberate ourselves.
3. Remembering our ancestors gives life to ourselves and also to them, for we are our ancestors and they are us.

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Worship Materials: Mystery, Mysticism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

To look into the eyes of your beloved is to experience a mystery which the eye cannot discern.
There is no second hand mystery. Descriptions of it are a poor substitute for the experience.

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Worship Materials: Celebrating the Cosmic Processes

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

“I GREET THAT OF THE COSMOS WITHIN YOU”

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Sister Spirit, Brother Spirit

Sister Spirit moves around us; Brother Spirit joins in love;
She and He together dancing crowned with holy Heavenly Dove.
May we join this dance of freedom, making heaven and earth anew;
All our gifts will blossom fully as our dreams come into view.

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Earthcare Worship Resources

Links to collections of worship liturgies on the theme of care of the Earth

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Banquet of God

Written with David N. Johnson

Banquet of God, inclusive table,
All are invited to dine with the Lord.
All here are guests, honored and valued;
Come and break bread and drink wine: be restored.

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Worship Materials: Spirituality

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Beyond the encounter with the historic Jesus is the meeting with the Inner Christ.
2. The spiritual journey takes us from self-affirmation to divine affirmation, from affirmation of the divine within to the affirmation of the divine in all people in some form or other.

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