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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Prayer

Lord, hear our prayers, those deep, unformed urgings that lead us into your presence.

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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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Gaining Peace

I grow
Faith in forgiveness
When willing

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Litany

One: May God the World Maker bless you;
Many: Let us delight in sunlight and starlight and surprises of the turning earth.

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Water | Pt. 1 | Mariel Madrid – Video

A creative dance embodying our need to protect our rivers and our earth. This would be lovely to show during a community gathering.

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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: 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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Earthcare Worship Resources

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

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Prayer

From the Seekers Church, Washington D.C.

Leader: Holy God of surprises,
we hear you call us to a new way of being.

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Autumn Prayer

O Dear One, we strain forward to meet you now in the silence of prayer; we press ahead, reaching for you, and as we do we notice those things that create the tension we feel between us and you.

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Worship Materials: Eucharistic Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Behind the words the actions, behind the actions the mystery.

The Eucharist is a prism through which we can view the painful and joyful realities of life. It enables us to go beyond focusing on the historic events to evaluating all the events being enacted in our world and in our lives today.

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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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Worship Materials: Certainty and Doubt

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. It is a wise person who knows their ignorance.
2. You can never grasp all of the mystery.
You can only allow yourself to be grasped by it.

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For Hope

My agitation cannot rest, my busy mind is not attentive; hope evades me. Gloom fills darkness and dawn does not dispel my plight.

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